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If you’re a driver with just two days a month to spare, you can help ease the strain of travel on cancer patients by volunteering for the Irish Cancer Society's Care to Drive programme and driving them to and from their hospital appointments.
As of January 2013 we are looking for volunteers for the following:
If you would like to volunteer as a driver in our Care to Drive programme, we would ask that you could provide at least two round trips a month and that you commit to the programme for a minimum of 12 months. Drivers must be available during the week as this service does not cover weekend appointments.
Here are the steps involved:
We hold Support & Supervision meetings every quarter to help drivers feel part of a team. Please note that all recruitment, interviews and training sessions are held locally.
To volunteer for the Care to Drive service, you must:
Become a volunteer driver in just a few simple steps:
For more information on the Irish Cancer Society's Care to Drive programme, check out our Care to Drive Frequently Asked Questions here.
The experience of taking clients to and from hospital under the Care to Drive programme has been most rewarding. I've met some very interesting people, who are courteous and appreciative.
Cliff Hilliard, Care to Drive volunteer driver