Dispatchers work from their homes where they are the friendly voices who take telephone bookings to and from patients, friends or relatives of patients requiring a safe dependable ride to cancer related appointments. They are responsible for ensuring the patients qualify for our service by collecting the relevant information in order to arrange the correct driver and vehicle for the patient trips.

Volunteer Dispatchers

Volunteer Dispatchers

Introducing the friendly voices you'll be connecting with.
Originally from the UK, Mary has lived and worked in South Surrey for over 30 years. She enjoys spending her free time in retirement and volunteering with VCDS as both a driver and dispatcher.
Amy is a former Medical Laboratory Technologist at St. Paul’s Hospital. Since retirement, she has been volunteering at the Canadian Cancer Society, then at VCDS, Bonsor 55+ Center & her parish. She is also learning Tai Chi and enjoys hiking with friends. Stay active is her motto.
Orrie has volunteered at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Terry Fox Run in New Westminster, and has been a dispatcher/driver for the Canadian Cancer Driver Program and Area Coordinator for the April Canadian Cancer Daffodil Campaigns and the March Kidney Campaigns. Orrie is currently the treasurer for the New Westminster Retired Teachers, treasurer for the BC Delta Kappa Gamma Women Educators’ Society, and is a board member of the Canadian Harambee Education Society. She enjoys playing the flute, dragon boating and resides in New Westminster.
Madelaine was a medical secretary from Toronto where she worked at the Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital in Rehabilitation Medicine for 5-6 years. She moved here 42 years ago and worked at he Royal Columbian Hospital for a short while and then worked for her husband for 20 years in his hearing clinic. She volunteered for the Cancer Society Drivers Programme in White Rock in 1998 and dispatched for the next 14 years part time. She enjoys talking to patients and drivers alike. She is a major gardener and a canasta addict which she plays at two local senior centres.
After graduating from UBC, Wendy taught in an inner city Vancouver school until she left to have her family. She established two successful businesses and is now enjoying retirement in White Rock, spending as much time as possible with her seven young grandchildren. She has volunteered at Canuck Place, Whistler Health Centre, The Provincial Task Force on Childcare and presently volunteers as a dispatcher and driver for VCDS
Tina was born missing her right arm as well as part of her left hand, including three fingers on that hand. She has been dedicated to helping people who have cancer since 2002. Her volunteer work with cancer patients includes canvassing for the door to door campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society, volunteering with the volunteer driver program with the Canadian Cancer Society from June 2012 until it was discontinued October 2015. Currently, she is the dispatcher for North Vancouver and West Vancouver. I look forward to hearing from you when you need a ride to your cancer appointments.

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Online Volunteer Application
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We are lucky to be supported by a number of companies and individuals who have generously donated funds and various resources that have allowed us to support our clients. If you are interested in joining these ranks, please contact George Garrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.