Cancer Patient Transportation Program

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society is a not-for-profit organization providing free, safe, timely and efficient transportation to and from cancer related medical appointments throughout the Lower Mainland.

Our team of volunteer drivers and dispatchers offers peace of mind for patients who may not have the means to drive to and from appointments. The physical, emotional and financial burden is lifted knowing our friendly volunteers are only a call away.

Drivers & Dispatchers
182

Volunteer Hours
58,351

Patient Trips
39,152

Kilometres Driven 
1,166,183

Testimonial

"Thank you all for your kindness and support during this most trying time in my and husband's lives. Your support lessened both our physical and financial stress. It is uplifting to the spirit to know that kindness is still présent in humanity." Ofelia

Media News

LyndaSteele

George Garrett Interview on The Lynda Steele Show
Interview |CKNW

‘Intrepid reporter’ George Garrett reflects on CKNW’s 75-year history
Interview |Glowbal News

Bruce Allen Comment on CKNW "This is Bruce Allen with your Reality Check on CKNW. Years ago George Garrett was the number one reporter for CKNW.
Read Transcribed Plug |CKNW

“It’s a perplexing situation to me. We just want to care
for frail and elderly people.” Bob Smith
Read News Article | The Province

An increasing need for more Punjabi and Hindi-speaking drivers
Read News Article | 
Surrey Now Leader

 

Sponsorship

George and Garth are accepting $5000 in Chevron Gas Certificates from the representative from Parkland Fuel Corporation,...

Posted by Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society on Thursday, February 21, 2019

2018 Annual Report

President, Bob Smith.

Since February 2016 volunteers of our Society have responded to requests for assistance from patients in need of cancer treatments, entering into  2019, we are assisting patients with more than 800 appointments per month. The growth in requests for our services has been rapid and challenging.  It is given by caring people who see the Society’s request for support as a gift of service and time that neighbours give to one another.  All of the volunteers offer emotional support to patients and often have to be a good listener as patients struggle with the threat of a life-ending illness.  As a group, we are all touched by the health challenge of our patients particularly when they are tending to a young family and carrying the anxiety of their diagnosis. 

Read more ...

Quick Downloads


VCDS Brochure
Fundraising Kit - coming soon
Online Volunteer Application
VCDS Privacy Policies

Newsletter


Sign up for the V.C.D.S Newsletter to receive invitations to events, our latest news and fundraisers!