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Volunteer Center Staff is on temporary furlough with no access to email or voicemail due to Columbia Association's closure. 

Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness, Civic & Community
People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver

Road To Recovery is an American Cancer Society program designed to help improve the quality of life and reduce barriers to care for cancer patients undergoing active treatment by transporting them to and from cancer-related treatment appointments.

The Road To Recovery Volunteer driver can help provide people with transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment appointments. Drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help ensure that people with cancer get the treatments they need. Volunteer drivers are also there to show support and provide information and resource referrals coordinated through the American Cancer Society.

Keep in mind that most rides are needed during Monday - Saturdays, primarily between 7 am and 7 pm. Drivers should have regular availability during that time frame.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete necessary Road To Recovery training and updates.
  • Follows program guidelines and maintains required volunteer eligibility requirements.
  • Utilizes Service Match to manage availability and ride requests.
  • Coordinates with the patient at least one to two days prior to the accepted ride request and provides ride as agreed upon.
  • Completes all necessary transportation documentation information.
  • Reports all changes with contact information, availability, insurance coverage and driving eligibility to the Society in a timely manner.
  • Reports traffic accidents and violations to the Society within 24 hours of occurrence.
  • Abides by the Society’s privacy and confidentiality policies.

 

Volunteer Driver Qualifications

Drivers must be between the ages of 18 and 84 and have:

  • 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


To learn more or sign up to volunteer, please visit www.cancer.org/drive or contact Anna Somers at anna.somers@cancer.org or 703-213-5386.

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2025

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6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172