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Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment.

Transportation is key to cancer care!

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.

 

 

Road To Recovery® Driver:

 

As a Road To Recovery® Driver, you will Drive cancer patients to and from treatment or help coordinate transportation for cancer patients. 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.  

Work Location:
You decide the area in which you will provide services.

Purpose and importance of the position:
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.

Volunteers in this position can literally save lives!

To volunteer what will 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
• Regular access to a computer, laptop, tablet computer
• Schedule availability, typically Monday-Saturday

 

Next Step: Seniors in Service helps nonprofits throughout Tampa Bay find volunteers like you to help accomplish their mission. Fill out the form below and someone from Seniors in Service will contact you soon to walk you through the next steps to begin volunteering. In question 4, please include the words “American Cancer Society Road to Recovery.”