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American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery Program Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEER ROAD TO RECOVERY COORDINATORS NEEDED

FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM

The American Cancer Society has a specific need for Road To Recovery volunteer coordinators. The volunteers would assist in scheduling rides for patients in upper Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding cities.  The volunteers do not need to live in Luzerne County, but it is helpful.  This is a good volunteer opportunity for a retiree, an administrative professional, or someone who works part time and has good computer skills.

Volunteer Coordinators are essential to organize and schedule volunteer drivers who will provide transportation assistance to cancer patients to and from appointments. Requirements include:  good communications and listening skills, strong organizational and time management skills, working knowledge of Microsoft and computer skills, as we use a web-based database to coordinate rides. The coordinator must have Internet access, email and phone.    A short orientation and training session will be provided.  Volunteers must complete some paperwork and have a clear background check.   Hours are flexible and a volunteer coordinator may spend about five hours per week, calling drivers, and responding to ride requests.

Jennifer Washney, Manager for Mission Delivery says that theRoad to Recovery Program is more than a ride, it can make all the difference in people getting to life-saving treatments. We need more people to step up and help.”  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or in being a volunteer Road To Recovery driver, please call 570-562-9749 to speak with Jennifer Washney or email her at jennifer.washney@cancer.org.   If you would like to learn more about services provided by the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.   If you know someone who needs assistance from the American Cancer Society, they can call 1-800-227-2345, which is available 24 hours a day.