Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Volunteer drivers needed to expand cancer driver program to Chilliwack

Drivers will need to commit to one full day of driving, or two half days each week

Cancer patients in Chilliwack may have access to rides to cancer treatments once again, if enough volunteers chip in their time.

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and the Chilliwack and District Seniors Resources Society are working together to expand the current patient transportation system to include Chilliwack.

To get the program rolling, they are going to need a dedicated roster of volunteer drivers organized. The service is provided for free to cancer patients, and volunteers are asked to volunteer either for two half days each week, or one full day.

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport cancer patients to treatments and other cancer-related appointments in Abbotsford, Surrey or Vancouver. They are required to remain at the treatment centre and provide immediate transportation home again.

Drivers are eligible to receive a monthly vehicle cost reimbursement, and are required to have a minimum of $3-million liability insurance, among other requirements.

To learn more, and to apply, visit volunteercancerdrivers.ca.

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