The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. An integral part of treating cancer successfully is making sure cancer patients receive their treatments, but many find making transportation arrangements is a challenge. The American Cancer Society provided more than 11,000 rides to cancer patients in Massachusetts last year. However, more volunteer drivers are needed to keep up with the demand for transportation.
You could have three things that could potentially save a life; a driver's license, a vehicle, and a few spare hours. Volunteers with safe driving records are needed to bring patients to and from local medical facilities. Drivers use their own vehicle to drive patients to and from their treatments. The schedule for volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. Volunteer drivers must be at least 18 years of age, have a safe driving record, proper insurance coverage and be willing to attend training and evaluation sessions. Volunteering just one hour a month can make a difference to a local patient.
For more information. or to volunteer, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training