TOPSHAM — The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist cancer patients with transportation to appointments and treatment. 

Volunteer training will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the American Cancer Society office at One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300.

Many cancer patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some patients may be unable to drive, too ill to drive, or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular assistance with transportation.

Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so patients can receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Drivers also provide encouragement and support. Volunteers arrange their own schedules and can commit as many or as few hours as their schedule allows.

Those interested in volunteering must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, and proof of automobile insurance. Drivers must be 18 or older and have a good driving history.

The American Cancer Society provides free training to drivers and conducts criminal background and driving record checks.

FMI, RSVP: 207-462-6307.


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