In Nevada, it is projected that 13,840 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of these patients will require treatment resulting in side effects such as pain, fever, and shortness of breath. They will also likely incur a large financial burden as a result of their medical expenses. This combination of physical limitation and financial burden means that many patients need help with rides to their treatments.
The American Cancer Society's Road To Recovery program provides free rides for cancer patients who have no way to get to their cancer-related appointments. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicle to transport patients to and from treatment.
We'll train you and give you the support you need to donate this life-saving service!
To qualify to become a Road to Recovery Driver, you will need: A current, valid driver's license; a good driving record; a safe and reliable vehicle; proof of car insurance; and weekday availability during normal business hours. A background check is conducted on all volunteers. The American Cancer Society will provide the necessary training through our on-line Volunteer Learning Center, as well as support through our staff and volunteer structure.
This volunteer opportunity is flexible - you drive as often as you like, and as far as you like, when it fits YOUR schedule.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Road To Recovery driver, please call 1-800-227-2345, visit cancer.org/drive, OR RESPOND TO THIS LISTING WITH NAME, PHONE #, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND HOME ADDRESS so that we may initiate the training process.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteer as your schedule permits
- Even transporting just one patient per month can make a lifesaving difference!