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American Cancer Society | North Central Region

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Volunteer Drivers are needed for the local Road to Recovery Program

Transportation can be one of a cancer patient’s biggest roadblocks to treatment. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment.

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride.

A willingness to help

Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there.

Family and friends may help, but over the course of several months, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride.

That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community, and an inspiration to a volunteer. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate.

How it works

To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role. Drivers are able to specify their preferences on days willing to drive, distances, etc. And it is a very flexible opportunity!

Drivers need:

  • A good driving record
  • A current driver’s license
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance
  • Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Schedule availability
  • Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access

*Additional screening and training will be required be required; contact us for more details.

We are looking for drivers in the Dearborn County, Indiana area who are interested in helping to transport cancer patients to their radiation treatments to the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

Learn more about the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery Program at one of our upcoming informational sessions:

Wednesday, October 30th

10am - 11am Lawrenceburg Library Lawrenceburg, IN

1pm-2pm Covedale Branch Library Cincinnati, OH

Tuesday, November 12 th

12pm-1pm Anderson Branch Library Cincinnati, OH

2:30pm-3:30pm Campbell Co Public Library Fort Thomas, KY

Contact Heather.Robison@cancer.org or call 404-327-6583 for more information

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About American Cancer Society | North Central Region

Location:

4540 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242, US

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Description

We, the volunteers and staff members of the American Cancer Society, empower and mobilize communities to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering by distinguishing the Society as the organization of choice for meaningful volunteer engagement.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering for the American Cancer Society means you have an opportunity to save lives and fulfill your own. When you volunteer, you can:

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community.
  • Help cancer patients and their families.
  • Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule.
  • Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime.
  • Learn and grow personally and professionally.
  • Involve your family and friends.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

606 Wilson Creek RdLawrenceburg, IN 47025

(39.11061,-84.88504)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year requested commitment, with average of 12 rides per year
  • online training and background check for drivers when on boarding, safe & reliable vehicle and auto insurance

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