- as you’re available; choose times and places that work for you
- Good driving record; current valid driver’s license; access to a safe and reliable vehicle; proof of adequate auto insurance
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You’re a good listener and compassionate towards people going through difficult circumstances. You can create a welcoming, hospitable space in your own car when a patient gets in. You have a natural sense about people that helps you have an idea about what patients want to talk and which ones don’t, depending on what season they are in. You can commit to the shifts you take, as a patient may miss their appointment if you don’t arrive.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Its mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The American Cancer Society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention.
What Others are Saying
"I've lost two sisters and a father to cancer, and my brother currently has cancer. The talks that I have with cancer patients in the car to and from their appointments are definitely the highlight. I enjoy sharing words of encouragement. Once I make the commitment to drive for someone, I make sure I never, ever miss it. I feel pure joy from helping those in such dire straits receive transportation and personalized service from door to door. In all of the chaos of their lives at these times, this is a calming and reliable thing to provide."Kevin
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the American Cancer Society directly.
What to Expect
Call the National Cancer Info Center at 1-800-227-2345 or complete an online application to get started. (If you have specific local questions, Mindy can assist you.) You’ll complete a one-hour online training, a background check, motor vehicle check, and complete some basic paperwork. Then Mindy will contact you with more local information.
You’ll also be trained on Service Match, an online coordination tool that will allow you to set your own schedule, how many miles you’re willing to drive, when you’re available, and how often you want to receive communication; a quick 30-minute training will get you started.