Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.
Call 800-227-2345 to find out if Road to Recovery is available in your community.
The American Cancer Society has a vast volunteer network in which individuals can make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Volunteers can help with the Road to Recovery program by serving as volunteer drivers or coordinators.
Volunteer drivers donate their time and resources to take patients to treatment and back home again. They also provide encouragement and support. Drivers must have a valid driver's license for the state where they live. They must also have a safe, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.
Volunteer drivers must have a good driving history and be in good health.
Driver coordinators help schedule the rides. Coordinators can work whenever it's convenient for them, one day a week, during the evening, or weekends.
All it takes is as little as four hours a week of your time, organization and communication skills to make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in your community.
A person can volunteer as often as he or she wishes.
To learn about volunteer opportunities, call 800-227-2345.