It’s a vital service that’s free for patients.
Now the Irish Cancer Society is urgently seeking Cork-based Volunteer Drivers to help bring cancer patients to and from their treatments.
Last year, the organisation provided 719 journeys for cancer patients in Cork and 13,035 journeys nationwide.
The role is weekdays only and drivers will need access to their own car and be able to commit a full two days each month to the Service.
Your kindness won’t leave you out of pocket either; volunteer drivers receive expenses to pay for their fuel costs, road tolls, and food while waiting for the patient.
“The Volunteer Driver Services helps to ease the strain of travel on cancer patients who often find it hard to get to the hospital because of transportation costs.” said Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Manager Mary Quinn.
“It also helps patients who might not be feeling well enough to drive themselves because of their treatment.”
“We urgently need to recruit more Volunteer Drivers in Cork so we can continue to provide this very important service to anyone who needs it. We encourage anyone in Cork county who meets the requirements to get in touch.”