Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Volunteer Drivers for Road To Recovery
Quick Overview: Volunteer drivers are needed for the Road To Recovery program. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride.
Mission or Broader Program Description: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Impact: Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Family and friends may help, but over the course of several months, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community, and an inspiration to a volunteer. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Qualified volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride to cancer-related medical appointments. To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role.
A good driving record
A current driver’s license
Proof of adequate automobile insurance
Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
Schedule availability Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
*Additional screening and training will be required
Covid-19 Precautions and Details:
We currently are not transporting patients during the Covid-19 crisis. We hope that individuals will welcome becoming a Road driver and by taking the training, they will be ready to driver once the restrictions are lifted.
Cancer patients are among those at highest risk of serious illness from infection from COVID-19. We ask that you will adhere to the CDC guidelines of good hygiene/hand washing after the Shelter in Place ordinance has be lifted.
* Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
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