Volunteer Drivers Needed for American Cancer Society Road to Recovery

The American Cancer Society is asking for support to expand Geauga County’s transportation service for local cancer patients. Interested parties can sign up here or contact TJ Gerrett at 1-888-227-6446 x 1106 or Torrie.Gerrett@cancer.org.

Road To Recovery provides free transportation to cancer patients that need assistance getting to-and-from treatment-related appointments. Last year, this program provided over 1,000 rides in Geauga and contiguous counties. Across Ohio, ACS transportation services provided over 10,500 rides to those in need.

Many cancer patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some patients may be elderly and unable to drive. They may feel too ill to drive, or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular transportation.

Community members can support this program by signing up as a volunteer driver. It is a flexible opportunity where you can sign up for rides on a case-by-case basis, depending on your availability. By signing up to become a driver, volunteers can provide a potentially lifesaving service in their community.

Volunteers will need:

  • a safe and reliable vehicle
  • proof of automobile insurance – flexible availability, Monday-Friday, during the hours of 7am – 7pm
  • a computer or tablet with internet access.

Interested volunteers must complete mandatory Road To Recovery volunteer training and must pass a background check. Both are provided by the American Cancer Society.

The Road To Recovery program is at the very heart of the American Cancer Society’s mission to remove barriers to quality health care. Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Join the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Sign up to become a volunteer driver today! Contact TJ Gerrett, local Program Manager, at 1-888-227-6446 x 1106 or email Torrie.Gerrett@cancer.org.

To learn more about other ACS Programs, or if you are in need of support, call the American Cancer Society any time at 1-800-227-3245.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News