Road To Recovery®
Drive cancer patients to and from treatment
Own a car and like to drive? You should apply to be a Road To Recovery volunteer driver. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides free rides for cancer patients to and from treatments. Trained volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help patients get to the treatments they need.
- Nationwide volunteer opportunities available. Road To Recovery is not offered in every community, and rides are not guaranteed for cancer patients.
- You get to keep a flexible schedule by choosing the days and times you’re available to help.
- Volunteers must complete an initial new volunteer training and subsequent annual training updates to ensure high-quality service delivery nationwide.
Volunteer drivers provide encouragement and support, and patients are very thankful for the help. It is a rewarding experience and is ideal for people who like one-on-one interaction and driving. It is a great way to give back if you are a cancer survivor or if you have had a friend or family member who has had cancer. You get to build relationships and provide a vital service to cancer patients, while keeping a flexible schedule. Volunteer coordinators benefit by helping cancer patients get matched to drivers so they can get to the treatments they need. Coordinators also benefit by building relationships with volunteer drivers, and having a flexible schedule.
Volunteer Positions and Responsibilities
- Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to drive patients to or from the treatments they need
- Volunteer coordinators help schedule and coordinate trips with volunteer drivers and recruit additional drivers.
- Volunteer drivers must have a current, valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and own a safe and reliable vehicle. Drivers must be between the ages of 18-84 and be willing to have a background check and motor vehicle records check to ensure volunteer and patient safety.
To volunteer for this opportunity, select the Road To Recovery checkbox under “Patient Service Programs” on the Sign Up to Volunteer form.