Getting to treatment - Volunteer Driving Service
If you are finding it difficult to get to and from cancer-related appointments, our Cancer Society volunteer drivers are here to help.
Co-ordinated by our own staff, drivers can pick you up from home and return you after your appointment.
Volunteer drivers undergo a recruitment process which includes interviews, police checks, orientation and ongoing training.
Our Volunteer Driving Service operates throughout the greater Auckland area from Orewa in the north to Papakura in the south. If you live ouside of these areas you may be able to stay at our Domain Lodge accommodation facility during treatment.
Health Professionals wishing to refer patients to this service please first read the Driving Service information and service criteria HERE and use the Cancer Society Auckland Supportive care referral form HERE.
Because this is a voluntary service we ask that you please:
- Give us as much notice as possible - at least two working days
- Try and make sure your appointments are between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. The hospital booking clerks can help you with this.
- Consider all your other transport options, at least for some appointments
- Understand that it may not always be possible for us to assist you although we will do our best
To request a driver or to find out more please phone 09 379 6352 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.