The Freemasons have a similar program running, therefore we can’t accept drivers living in Richmond, Burnaby or Vancouver. If you live in those areas please contact them directly at the Freemasons Website here.
Remember, you can always change your mind. It is useful to know that the main facilities served are BC Cancer Surrey (SMH), BC Cancer Vancouver (VGH area) and BC Cancer Abbotsford (ARH). We have drivers positioned in several regions throughout the Lower Mainland to affect the most efficient use of our drivers. Our Dispatchers do of course appreciate flexibility from the drivers, but rest assured, we will never insist you do something you do not wish to do. You will be oriented in each of the facilities you agree to drive to.
Q. What are my obligations when it comes to driving in snow
Driving during snow events is discouraged. Never compromise your or the patient’s safety for any reason. If you are driving in the snow, you must have legal winter tires with at least 3.5 mm tread depth.
Yes, of course. Sometimes patients need some support from someone they know or need assistance walking into the appointment because they have a wheelchair or walker. That being said, if you have a wheelchair or a walker there may be only room for one more person to accommodate you depending on the vehicle.
Q. How much room is there for a wheelchair or walker
We have drivers that can accommodate a wheelchair or walker. Let us know when booking your ride which of the two you have so that we can assign an appropriate volunteer driver. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate electric wheelchairs.
This is a pretty common question. If your appointment is cancelled please call your volunteer driver and let them know. We understand that appointments get cancelled. When you are ready to book your ride again, simply call 604-515-5400 or fill out our online forms here www.volunteercancerdrivers.ca/book-a-ride.