Lines of the Volunteering Program
Hospital volunteer work
Support, playtime and entertainment for hospitalized children and youngsters. This includes staying in the hospital rooms with the children so their families may have some break time, giving renewed energy to playrooms and managing the lending and maintenance of playing material.
Our volunteers are present at:
• Pediatric department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
• Pediatric department, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
Home volunteer work
We give home support to children and youngsters undergoing treatment all over the Catalan territory. We offer company, entertainment and playtime as well as free time breathers to their families.
This activity is carried out in coordination with the five Catalan hospitals of reference in Pediatric Oncology when it is required by their social services.
Volunteer work for other activities, trips and excursions
We accompany children and youngsters on their trips and excursions. We participate in the program called "You're not alone" with activities for young people who have overcome their disease.
Volunteer administrative and support work
They offer support in information, administration and management tasks at our Foundation headquarters.
Also they offer support in activities and fundraising events, like the team of volunteers is at work the whole year organizing our Christmas Solidarity Fair.
All people interested in volunteer work in our Foundation, follow a three-step process, which is:
- Attending an information meeting on our foundation programs
- Personal interview
- Attending our Obligatory Initial Course
This process normally takes place once or twice a year.
Over 600 people are informed about our volunteering program and entrance requirements every year.
If you want to be notified when we start a new entrance process please fill this form.
*Being of age is indispensable to be a part of the volunteering team.
Training for volunteers
We understand the training of volunteers is the key to reach adequate quality parameters for this program, including accuracy and consistency. Training means giving information but also defining the work to be done and supplying tools, resources and adequate environments to carry out the volunteer work with excellence.
Candidates to be part of the team are interviewed and the ideal program for them is defined. The training process that follows is indispensable and compulsory to enter any program.
The initial training consists of three three-hour long sessions and it has no cost for the participants.
Completing this course is an indispensable requisite to be a part of our team of volunteers.
Several continuous training opportunities are offered as optional to our volunteers.
They are designed to provide instruments for the development of high-quality activities.
We also facilitate the attendance of our volunteers to training sessions offered by other organizations such as the Catalan Federation of Entities Against Cancer and the Catalan Federation of Social Volunteering.
Monitoring and coordination
The different program lines are coordinated by the two people in charge of the department. Meetings with the different teams are held every four months.
Other volunteer activities and collaboration
The Foundation's volunteers meet twice regularly every year, in spring and at Christmas time, for further training but mostly for socializing. We take every opportunity to thank them for their commitment.
Our volunteers collaborate with different acts and solidarity activities organized by other entities. Examples are campaigns held by the Food Bank (Banc dels Aliments), the Marathon show on TV3 every December, the Pediatric Dermatology Conference held by the School of Atopic Skin at the Hospital de Sant Pau, the Blood Bank marathon and others.