Road To Recovery®

Give a ride to cancer treatment

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Transportation is key to cancer care

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, our Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time and their personal vehicles to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.    

Why is this important?

Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to your community.

To volunteer, what do you need?

If you own or have regular access to a safe, reliable vehicle, then you’re already on the road to volunteering. But you’ll also need:

  • A good driving record
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance
  • Completion of the American Cancer Society training course
  • Availability during the day, typically Monday - Saturday

How do you get started?

First, you’ll need to submit some basic information to the American Cancer Society. From there a volunteer care specialist will contact you to discuss the program, your expectations, and what you hope to gain from the experience so we can ensure a good fit. Then you’ll take the required training course, which is self-paced and usually takes about 90 minutes, and provide your availability and personal preferences so we can properly match you to a patient needing transportation. The final step is a completed background check and then you’re ready to hit the road.

How are ride requests coordinated?

Upon completion of the onboarding process, volunteer drivers will begin to receive ride requests from the coordination tool or their Road To Recovery coordinator.