P.O. Box 336
Four Lakes, WA 99014
Aging in Place
M-F 8 am-5 pm; flexible
Cancer patients, seniors, individuals with disabilities
Cancer Can’t is a nonprofit organization started by a cancer patient. Our mission is to help people fighting cancer in the Inland Northwest by improving their daily lives and circumstances.
Ride to Care
Oncology patients can sometimes struggle to make it to all of their appointments due to lack of transportation resources. Through a network of volunteers, the Transportation Program provides anyone in need of rides to and from oncology appointments.
The Cancer Can’t Volunteer Transportation Program mission is to assist oncology patients to and from their medical appointments. We are expanding cancer patient’s independence and community access by providing a safe, reliable rides within the Spokane area.
Volunteering with Cancer Can't
We are actively seeking drivers for this program. All training and dispatch of drivers will be facilitated by Catholic Charities Volunteer Chore Services of Spokane.
Provide rides for clients to healthcare appointments.
Coordinate all rides through the Transportation Coordinators.
Be punctual and dependable in picking patients up at their homes at the scheduled time.
Communicate with patients and clinic staff to ensure timely pickups at clinics/hospitals.
Keep the Transportation Coordinators informed regarding your availability.
Provide Transportation Coordinators with as much notice as possible when cancelling a transport.
Maintain confidentiality regarding client information.
Regular vehicle maintenance to ensure safety of clients. Seat belts must be available.
Provide annual updates on vehicle insurance policy and registration.
Immediately report incidences, accidents or concerns to the Transportation Coordinators.
A copy of the volunteer’s driver’s license and car insurance is required.
Background and reference checks will be done before orientation is set.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER ASSIGNMENT PROCESS
Patient medical appointments are typically with Cancer Care Northwest, MultiCare, Providence, and Summit Cancer Centers.
Cancer Can’t/Catholic Charities will reach out to the volunteer to see if he/she is available to transport the patient. If the volunteer is available, Cancer Can’t/Catholic Charities will give the volunteer the patient’s contact information and location of appointment.
Volunteers can pick days/times that work for them. Medical appointments are M-F, 8am-5pm.
Once a volunteer is assigned to a patient, the volunteer will pick the patient up from his/her house and transport the patient to the designated location.
The volunteer will drop the patient off and either wait for the patient or come back after the appointment is done. This is up to the volunteer whether they stay or leave.
All appointments are different and it is hard to determine the exact pick up time. A radiation appointment could take 30-60 minutes, while a chemotherapy appointment could last 4-6 hours.