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Become a volunteer

Una voluntaria juega con una paciente en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

Hospital volunteers donate their time, energy and desire to help others in an effort to make patients and their families have a more comfortable and positive stay while at the centre.

All of our volunteers willingly donate their time to us, an act that closely aligns with the values of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God.

Our team of volunteers works together and takes part in ongoing training sessions to expand their knowledge and be able to safely and efficiently volunteer with us. Some of the responsibilities of volunteers include organising activities, energising play areas, spending time with patients and families, organising charity events and managing various workshops for the children, among many other things.

Volunteers are present in practically every part of the Hospital. Furthermore, they are always working together with the fantastic team of professionals we have at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital. 

We currently have over 200 volunteers on our team. All of our volunteers have some values in common: hospitality, solidarity and commitment.

In the more than 150 years of this Hospital's history, we have always relied on the support and involvement of wider society. That is why volunteers are, and have always been, so important.

Requirements to become a volunteer

  • Being between 18 and 65 years old.
  • Being available for at least 3 consecutive hours each week, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • Being available to attend training sessions.
  • Hospitality, solidarity, responsibility and commitment.

Volunteer Department

Operating hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Find us at the Volunteer Office, Family Area, Sector C2.

'I've been a volunteer for more than ten years at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, and without a doubt, it's one of the best decisions I've ever made'

Mercedes Rey-Stolle Volunteer

When you do the volunteer training, you're given information about how to help, act and react in different situations, but nobody tells you what you get in return. Respect, affection and gratitude from so many families that it can be overwhelming at times. Being part of one of the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital's projects is a real privilege.

Virginia Tarragona Volunteer