The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Make a difference by coordinating volunteer rides for cancer patients.
A Road to Recovery Coorinator collaboratively manages and monitors requests for Road to Recovery services with American Cancer Society staff partners, and works closely with the volunteer drivers to provide lifesaving transportation assistance to and from cancer-related appointments.
Responsibilities include: Service Coordination
Monitors requests for transportation contacts volunteer drivers to coordinate assignemnts.
Provides status and necessary documentation concerning filled and unfilled transportation requests.
Works collaboratively with staff and volunteers to ensure accuracy of volunteer records and transportation requests.
Ensures timely communication to staff partners, volunteer drivers and patients when issues occur.
Assists staff partner as needed with ongoing assessment of program policies, procedures, availability, community demand, and potential program enhancement.
Assists staff partner as needed with assessing available transportation alternatives in the community.
Participates in program evaluations as requested.
Volunteer and Community Management
Assists staff partner as needed with recruitment of volunteers.
Assists staff partner as needed with recognition of volunteer drivers.
Works with staff partner to maintain good relationships with healthcare professionals and other groups in the community.
Abides by the guidelines and policies of the American Cancer Society and the program including privacy and confidentiality policies.
Responds to questions from new volunteers, and provides appropriate information to support their development in a timely manner.
Successful completion of initial Volunteer Coordinator Training and updates as needed to ensure compliance with program standards and guidelines.
Pass background check.
Knowledge of transportation options in the community.
Ability to respond to requests for road to Recovery rides within a defined timeframe.
Strong communication and listening skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Access to email, phone and internet required.
Appreciation of and respect for diverse backgrounds, cultures lifestyles of patients, caregivers, volunteers and staff.
If a cancer survivor, must be one year post-treatment.