We have been contacted by the American Cancer Society with an appeal for volunteers. Below is the message they sent us. Please feel free to contact them directly if you are interested. Thank you!
Hello, I am the Mission Delivery Manager for the American Cancer Society for Western North Carolina and I want to let you know that we have a program, Road to Recovery, where volunteers drive cancer patients to/from their treatments.
We offer this free program to cancer patients in Cherokee and Clay Counties but often have to turn patients away because we don’t have any volunteers in your area. I am reaching out to you to ask that you broadcast our urgent need for volunteers to your members.
We are looking for volunteers ages 18-85 with a current driver’s license, automobile insurance, a good driving record and access to a safe, reliable vehicle who will drive one time a month. Volunteers are screened then trained on-line with a series of videos.
Scheduling is done through an easy-to-use online program that volunteers can adjust for what days, what hours, and far they wish to drive. It’s very flexible. Volunteers decide how little or how much they wish to drive.
If anyone wishes to volunteer they may call our 1-800 number: 1-800-227-2345
or visit our website www.cancer.org/drive.
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
If cancer patients wish to use this service, they would call the same number. It is a free service for any cancer patient regardless of income. Thank you for your help with this important program.
We are in desperate need for volunteer drivers in Murphy.
Sharon Sharon Johnson Program Manager, Mission Delivery (864) 627.1903, ext. 26 | m: (864) 616.3485
American Cancer Society, Inc. | Southeast Region 154 Milestone Way Greenville, SC 29615
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345