Volunteer to Drive
Recruiting Road to Recovery Volunteers in Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
HAVING CANCER IS HARD. FINDING A RIDE SHOULDN’T BE.
Every day 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 and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
Road to Recovery volunteers can make a difference in the fight against cancer by serving as drivers or coordinators.
Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to take patients to and from treatment. They also provide encouragement and support. Driving cancer patients to treatment can be a very rewarding volunteer experience. It is also flexible. You decide when you’d like to drive, how often, and where. Many volunteers drive patients every week, but assignments vary. Drivers are needed on weekdays in all communities.
Drivers must have a valid driver’s license for the state where they live. They must also have a safe, reliable vehicle; proof of automobile insurance; and a good driving history. Volunteer drivers must also pass a background check and complete training.
Coordinators help schedule the rides. They talk with patients about their transportation needs and match volunteers with ride requests. Coordinators can work whenever it’s convenient for them - one day a week, during the evening, or weekends. All it takes is a little time, organization, and communication to make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in your community. Only certain areas need coordinators.
The Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver and Coordinator position descriptions list the responsibilities of each role.
I'm Ready to Apply
You need to complete and return the Volunteer Driver application or Volunteer Coordinator application, both of which include a Consent and Disclosure form for the background check and a Confidentiality Agreement. If you are applying to be a Volunteer Driver, you also need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and proof of adequate insurance with your application.
You can submit your application by email or mail:
Email: Scan your application with your original signature and email it to your local staff partner for Road to Recovery. Need help getting the email address? Contact us.
Mail: Mail the application to your local staff partner for Road to Recovery. Need help getting the address? Contact us.
What Happens Next?
Your application will be reviewed, and the background check will be conducted. The background check is needed to help ensure the safety of our constituents and create a trusting and comfortable environment for both driver and patient. The background check includes a motor vehicle record check (for Volunteer Drivers), criminal record check and sexual offender screening.
After the background check is complete, you can join a training (see below) and attend an orientation session. Once these steps are complete, you’ll be ready to volunteer!
I'm Ready to Train
The Road to Recovery training is available in three formats. All formats are about one hour in length. Please read the descriptions below and decide which format is best for you. Then complete the training registration form and you will be contacted with the information you need to join your selected session.
This training is held the third Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m ET. Participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. A computer and phone are needed to join the webinar. Upcoming training dates are:
October 16, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 11, 2013
Pre-recorded Webinar Training
This training is pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time. A computer with speakers is needed to view the pre-recorded webinar. Contact information for the moderator is provided in case you have questions.
Pre-Recorded Conference Call
This training is pre-recorded and only contains the audio portion of the training. The presentation will be mailed to you in advance so you can follow along during the call. A phone is needed for this method. Contact information for the moderator is provided in case you have questions.
Do you have questions?
If you have questions or need more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-949-6455.