American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nonprofit health organization with a mission to save lives and diminish suffering from cancer through education, service, research, and advocacy.


Contact: (352) 376-6866

Address: 2119 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Who they are: The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

What YOU can do to help: Volunteer drivers are needed to drive cancer patients to their treatment appointments. Drivers must have the following:

*a vehicle in good working order

*a valid driver’s license

*up-to-date insurance

*no more than 9 points on their insurance

To volunteer, drivers must attend a brief training session, fill out an application, and some documents must be submitted to the DMV. As for time commitment, volunteers drive as much or as little as they wish in the area of their choice. Drivers are trained by ACS and given secondary liability coverage for protection in the case of an accident.