Road To Recovery®

Give a ride to cancer treatment

African American woman driving in a car

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 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
  • Regular access to a computer, laptop, tablet computer
  • Schedule availability, 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 some required training, which is self-paced and takes around 90 minutes. From there you’ll complete a background check and once approved, provide your schedule availability so you can begin being matched to patients needing transportation.