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When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, transportation becomes an added burden to an already stressful time. Hospital parking fees and expensive taxi distances make travel difficult, and because patients are often not at their healthiest, public transportation can be challenging. Cancer doesn't just affect the patient. Taking time off work to drive family members can start to become problematic, especially if patients are required to go to daily appointments.
As a volunteer driver, you will pick up people receiving cancer treatment from their home and take them to their treatment centre. You’ll be there to offer assistance at a time when they need it the most. And when their treatment is done, you’ll make sure they get home safely. With the kindness and support of volunteer drivers, people with cancer can focus on their health, not their transportation.
Visit our Wheels of Hope section to learn more about this program.
Volunteer drivers are well-trained and supported in their role, and are important ambassadors for the Canadian Cancer Society. We offer flexible day-time driving opportunities based on your schedule.
To become a driver click here to complete a volunteer form.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.