Volunteer Opportunity: American Cancer Society

Road to Recovery: Volunteer Driver Position

Road To Recovery Program

Road To Recovery is an American Cancer Society program designed to help improve the quality of life and reduce barriers to care for cancer patients undergoing active treatment by transporting them to and from cancer-related treatment appointments.

 

Road To Recovery Volunteer Coordinator Position Summary

The Road To Recovery Driver provides people with transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment appointments. Drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help ensure that people with cancer get the lifesaving treatments they need. Volunteer drivers are also there to show support and provide information and resource referrals coordinated through the American Cancer Society.

Responsibilities

  • Fulfills all Road to Recovery transportation requests received to the best of his or her ability.
  • Notifies the American Cancer Society as soon as possible if any assignment accepted cannot be competed.
  • Coordinates with the patient at least one to two business days prior to the accepted assignment.
  • Picks up patients properly at the designated time and place.
  • Follow safe driving procedures and disease transmission guidelines at all times.
  • Is supportive of the patient’s concerns but does not offer medical advice, counseling, or opinions.
  • Provides information, support, and resource referrals to patients as coordinated through the American Cancer Society.
  • Maintains good relationships with healthcare professionals and other groups in the community.
  • Reports traffic accidents and violations to the American Cancer Society in a timely manner.
  • Abides by the guidelines and policies of the American Cancer Society and the program including privacy and confidentiality policies.
  • Notifies the American Cancer Society of any issues that may interfere with his or her ability to volunteer such as life changes, illness, or if he or she is unavailable for an extended period of time.
  • Notifies the American Cancer Society of any personal information changes including contact information, driver’s license, insurance, availability and other relevant match criteria that would impact scheduling.

 

Requirements

  • Be between 18 and 85 years of age.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have access to a serviceable, presentable vehicle.
  • Have proof of insurance.
  • Pass background and motor vehicle records check.
  • Able to follow through on commitments.
  • Be familiar with the community, including roads and locations of hospitals.
  • Emotionally stable, friendly and compassionate.
  • Access to computer and internet.
  • Appreciation and respect for diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and cultures of patients, caregivers, volunteers and staff.
  • If a cancer survivor, must be one-year post-treatment.

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