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Volunteering Changes Lives

It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make this FREE Cancer Patient Transportation Program a reality. The service we provide could not happen without the generous and committed efforts of more than a hundred dedicated volunteers.

"We take care of your transportation needs so you can focus your energy on the most important thing - your health and well-being."

Volunteer Drivers

As a Volunteer driver you drive your own vehicle to transport cancer patients to and from various treatment centres. We reimburse your gas at a rate of $.48 per km.

Specific Requirements

Provide an ICBC driver abstract, proof of a minimum of $3 million 3rd party liability insurance coverage and a clean Criminal Record Check.

For the health and well-being of patients, vehicles must be reliable, clean, smoke-free, scent-free and in good repair.

Before Applying

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. To qualify as a volunteer driver please ensure you meet our requirements:

Drivers must have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Be 21 years of age with a minimum of 5 years driving experience
  • Have a good driving record, maximum 3 demerit points from ICBC
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, and a minimum of 3 million third party liability insurance
  • Submit to a Criminal Record Check.
  • Commit to a minimum of 1 full day or 2 half days per week.
  • Own and use a trustworthy vehicle and be responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle.
  • Be in good physical and mental health, physically able to assist riders should it be required.
  • Refrain from smoking and drive without distractions (cell phone, texting, etc.).
  • Consistently drive defensively and obey traffic laws.
  • Be familiar with maps or electronic navigation devices.
  • Have and be familiar with the use of email and a basic familiarity with computers.

Drivers must possess these personal attributes and qualities:

  • Empathy, compassion and a non-judgemental approach with others.
  • Supportive listening skills.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to emergency situations.
  • Respect and observe VCDS’s policies, procedures, codes of conduct and ethics.


Volunteer Drivers Application

You may email your Drivers Abstract, License, Criminal Record Check and Valid ICBC Insurance files at the end of this form.


We require a commitment of one full day or two half days per week, Monday through Friday.

Preferred Areas to Drive

Willing to Drive to the following areas. The major Cancer Clinics are situated in these locations. Please select as many areas as you wish

Vehicle Details

Personal Reference and Emergency Contact

Nearly Done!

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form. We just have a few items for you to check off as acknowledgement in accepting our "Code of Ethics and Privacy Policies" as well as our "Volunteer Drivers Addendum"

In volunteering with VCDS I will:

Code of Ethics and Privacy Policy

  • Keep any and all volunteer and/or patient information confidential.
  • Not share this information (intentionally or unintentionally) with anyone outside of VCDS and will use it only for the purpose intended.
  • Keep any records (and will ensure their destruction) in a safe and secure manner.
  • Make the safety and security of the people we transport my highest priority.
  • Ensure that my actions and behaviour when volunteering meet the highest ethical standards.
  • Not benefit or attempt to benefit financially or otherwise from my volunteer activity. Respect the customs and culture of my team members and those we serve
  • Not discuss a patient’s health situation unless specifically invited to do so and never provide medical or other advice.
  • I understand that as an active volunteer my name, address, phone #, and email address will be shared with team members as appropriate. This information may also be shared throughout our organization on team lists and/or in emails.

By selecting the "I AGREE" box you are acknowledging to abide by these terms.

I confirm that:

Volunteer Drivers Addendum

  • If at any time I become aware of any factor affecting my ability to safely transport cancer patients, I will immediately notify the society and stop accepting transporting patients. This includes but not limited to personal health, driving prohibition, flu or cold that may affect a patients health and well-being.
  • That smoking is NOT permitted in the vehicle that I use to transport patients.
  • I understand many people have allergies so will make every effort to keep my vehicle and myself scent free
  • I will maintain my vehicle to ensure the safety of the persons I am transporting. If I need to change the vehicle I use for volunteer drives I will immediately notify the Society
  • I will keep my vehicle insurance current with a minimum of $3,000,000 - 3 rd party liability. If I make any changes to my insurance coverage and at renewal (annual or semi-annual) I will provide a copy to the Society
  • I will provide a copy of my driver’s abstract (free of charge through ICBC) semi-annually including at insurance renewal
  • I will obtain a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check as required
  • I understand and agree that I must not derive personal financial benefit from volunteering with the Society (except as it relates to mileage reimbursement).
  • I will submit all required reports in a timely and accurate manner. For an example your Milage Reports.

By selecting the "I AGREE" box you are acknowledging to abide by these terms.

How did you hear about becoming a volunteer?

We would appreciate a moment to share with us where you learned about the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. You may choose more than one. 

Emailing Documents

Bill Ruppel will contact you so that you can email him the appropriate documents

Before submitting your application, let's make sure you are a real person.


Use this form to
(Book-a-Ride Form)

or Call to Book a Ride
t. (604)-515-5400

Mailing Address
Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society
PO Box 45618 Sunnyside Mall
Surrey, BC. V4A 9N3