2017-09-07 / News Briefs

Drivers Needed

The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteers to donate their time and passenger seat to help get cancer patients in need of transportation to their lifesaving appointments and treatment. Road To Recovery is a free program offered by the society that provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. To volunteer, you must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, and proof of automobile insurance. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving history. They arrange their own schedules and can commit as many or as few hours as their schedule allows. The American Cancer Society provides free training to drivers and conducts criminal background and driving record checks.

Volunteer coordinators also are needed and help schedule the requested rides. Coordinators can work from any location that is convenient for them – even taking their work to a warmer climate during the winter months. Great organization and communication skills can make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in the community.

For information about the program, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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