Volunteer promotion programe

FECEC considers that the support of a team of volunteers is a basic element for improving a cancer patient’s quality of life. Volunteering in the oncology field is a common denominator among all organisations that fight against cancer and there are currently many people who collaborate with different voluntary organisations in this area. For that reason, FECEC carries out different activities to foster volunteering in the oncology field, including:

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What is it?: A place where the persons in charge of the volunteer groups can get together.
Objectives:

  1. Being a representative meeting point for the professional group carrying out this labour
  2. Promoting the exchange of experiences and knowledge and join efforts.
  3. Suggesting issues that must be dealt with in the future and pose difficulties in order to find solutions.

Regular recurrence: Biannual

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What is it?: A place where volunteers who work directly with cancer patients and their families can gather and answer doubts and questions about particular situations they continually face in their line of work.

Objective: To provide volunteers with additional support resources to carry out their work.
When are meetings held: Every three months. The activity is being rethinked

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Training is essential for the cancer volunteer teams and their coordinators to provide them with the tools and resources to be able to correctly perform their volunteer work. In addition to the specific training that each organisation carries out, FECEC, has been offering basic volunteer training since 2006, recognised as part of the Volunteer Training Plan of Catalonia and co-organised with the Catalan Federation of Social Volunteering.

BASIC COURSE ON VOLUNTEERING IN THE ONCOLOGY FIELD:


What it involves: A basic course for volunteers in the oncology field who work with cancer patients. The course is recognised within the Volunteer Training Plan of Catalonia.

Course objectives:

  1. To offer knowledge, tools and resources to properly frame their work.
  2. To learn more about the different dimensions that enter into play when living with cancer and suitably draft the function of cancer volunteers.
  3. To provide volunteers with the feeling of belonging to a group.

Structure and content:

  • Block 1: Cancer - the disease
  • Block 2: Volunteer work
  • Block 3: Interpersonal relations

Length: 12 hours

ADVANCED COURSE ON VOLUNTEERING IN THE ONCOLOGY FIELD::


What it involves: An advanced course for volunteers in the oncology field who work with cancer patients.

Course objectives:

  1. To offer knowledge, tools and resources to properly frame their work.
  2. To take a deeper look at their work, especially in relation to communication skills and handling their own emotions.
  3. Complementary training with a direct impact on improving the quality of life of a cancer patient.

Structure and content:

  • Block 1: Cancer - the disease
  • Block 2: Communication skills

Length: 12 hours

TRAINING PLAN FOR VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS IN THE ONCOLOGY FIELD:


What it involves: This is a series of guidelines to cover the training requirements of volunteer coordinators in the oncology field. These training requirements have been detected in the volunteer coordinators’ taskforce.

Objective: To provide training to shore up the leadership and management skills of volunteer coordinators in the oncology field.

When are meetings held: There are 4 to 6 sessions per year.

Length: 4 hours per session

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What it involves: This is a meeting space for the heads of the volunteer groups of the Junts Contra el Càncer affiliated organisations with the support of an external professional to supervise and assess actions in daily management by volunteer teams in the oncology field.

Objective: To provide coordinators with a further resource of additional support for the daily management of the volunteer teams in the oncology field.

When are meetings held: Every three months

Length: 2 hours

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FECEC has been holding oncology volunteers’ meetings since 2005. These are common spaces for sharing experiences and making an explicit recognition of the contributions made by the volunteer’s work. FECEC believes it is important for a connection to exist among the volunteers of the different organisations since that are all working to achieve a common goal.
Objectives:

  1. Recognition of volunteer work
  2. Promoting a sense of belonging
  3. Being a motivational tool for the affiliated organisations.

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