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Review for Drivers For Survivors Inc., Fremont, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retiree and I have volunteered with Drivers For Survivors for 7 months now. We provide FREE transportation to cancer patients to their Doctor visits, Radiation and Chemotherapy treatments. But the best part is that we also go the extra mile to provide companionship and friendship to our riders. Whenever possible, I try to take my clients to as many of their appointments as possible so they get consistent care and we get to know each other. Whenever possible, I will sit with them through their chemotherapy appointments and talk with them to make the time go faster and keep their minds on other things. I enjoy taking extra time for lunch and light shopping with my clients when possible as well. I feel privileged to volunteer with Drivers for Survivors because there is so much need for this service and everyone is always so appreciative of what we do. Many people either just have no one else to take them or cannot afford other types of transportation. Family members and friends aren't always available. In addition, it is the most flexible volunteer experience I have found as I make my own schedule. This is also a wonderful organization to work with. It is like a family - everyone works so well together and pitches in when needed. And they let us know how much we are appreciated as well.

Role:  Volunteer