To help every child develop fully

Volunteering at a community social pediatrics centre means enabling children to develop to their full potential. It also means being part of the child’s big protective circle. For example, becoming a Grand Ami and helping to establish a bond of trust with a child may mean sharing your professional experience with the team of professionals, taking part in Dr. Julien’s annual Guignolée or participating in team building activities with colleagues, etc. Get involved with the Fondation Dr Julien directly or with any of the centres across Quebec that will be happy to welcome you!

I want to get involved

Many ways to get involved

Grands Amis

En cuisine avec les jeunes

“Operation Backpack” equips hundreds of children with a school bag filled with back-to-school supplies. In collaboration with CAP Saint-Barnabé and our major donors Optimum Group and JanSport, this exercise in solidarity initiated by Regroupement Partage is a huge success.

« I hope to plant little seeds in Kaleb’s life, to show him something different, bringing him a breath of fresh air and a sense of well-being and helping him to make decisions in his life. It’s so important to support each other. »

– Camille Champeval, Grande Amie de Kaleb (12) for five years.

« I have a passion for food because, through it, you can travel and get to know people. By sharing this passion with young people, we can learn about them as they share the culture and food of their country of origin. Cooking brings people closer together. »

– Louise Leduc, volunteer cook and coordinator of a youth cooking activity at the Côte-des-Neiges Centre.

« My team and I are naturally involved in the Guignolée Dr Julien. We want to give back to our community because it makes us feel good; we feel like we are in the right place at the right time. It makes you happy to participate in something simple, but actually really big. »

– Éric Parent, Manager, Caisse Desjardins Angus

Regular activities

One-off activities

Corporate activities

Grands Amis

Guignolée fundraiser

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Regular activities

Be part of the team, working with professionals to discover and help develop children’s talents.

Types of activities

At each session, the contribution of volunteers is essential to the smooth running of programming designed by professionals:

  • Welcoming children, helping with homework or music lessons, etc.
  • Creative or sports activities
  • Operational support: reception, administrative support, sorting donations, etc.

Objective

Support clinical teams in the preparation and smooth running of centre activities.

Prerequisites

  • Be available, every week of the session (half-day or day), Monday to Friday
  • Option to be involved for one session at a time
  • Criminal background check

Qualities sought

  • Enjoy spending time and playing with children
  • Enjoy working on a team
  • Enthusiasm and punctuality
  • Adaptability, ability to listen and patience

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED

One-off activities

Contribute on an occasional basis by supporting the centres during activities or outings during the year. 

Types of activities

These activities may include assisting with transportation or relocation, preparing snacks, chaperoning on cultural or sports outings, or helping to organize events.

Objective

Support the centre’s mission by meeting a variety of ad hoc needs, sometimes in contact with children.

Prerequisites

  • Be available on an ad hoc basis: perfect for those who are unable to commit on a regular basis
  • Criminal background check

Qualities sought

  • Enjoy spending time with children
  • Adaptability

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED

Corporate activities

Carry out a variety of tasks, often manual, with your colleagues. Where team-building and volunteering meet. 

Description

The centres welcome corporate groups who wish to offer a day of volunteering to support the Foundation’s mission. There is no direct contact with children.

Work

  • Support operations: preparing snacks, tidying up spaces, cleaning games and toys, doing repairs, painting, etc.
  • Support the Guignolée: preparations, logistics, staffing collection points on the day, etc.

Prerequisites

  • Group of 5-10 people
  • Available for a weekday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturday for the Guignolée in non-Covid times)
  • Comfortable with manual tasks

Qualities sought

  • Sensitivity to the cause of children in need and the mission of community social pediatrics centres
  • Desire to have a team-building experience

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED

Grands Amis

This program pairs a volunteer with a child to foster a special bond of trust and mutual respect.

Description

Doing activities together allows the child to discover the world around them.

Commitment

The Grand Ami is committed to organizing activities and outings with the child and remaining in contact between these occasions.

Prerequisites

  • Requires long-term commitment and involves a screening process including a selection interview
    • Minimum one year commitment
    • One activity every two weeks
  • Aged 20 or older
  • Criminal record check
  • Participation in training

Qualities sought

  • Love of children
  • Availability, patience
  • Ability to listen, open-mindedness
  • Adaptability to change

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED

Guignolée fundraiser

The Guignolée Dr Julien in mid-December is the most important fundraising event for the Foundation and its network.

Event

Over 600 volunteers are involved each year to support the Foundation’s three centres of expertise and training. The goal is to collect donations that will fund care and direct services for children. Want to get involved? Contact a centre in your area; recruitment starts in late October.

Note: due to the pandemic, the formula will be reviewed, however, your help will be just as essential.

Work

  • As part of a team of five, staff a donation collection point on the day of the Guignolée
  • Get involved in the activities at a centre on the day of the Guignolée
  • Support operations before or on the day of the Guignolée

Prerequisites

  • Be available for a half-day or full day
  • Be sensitive to the Foundation’s mission and children in need
  • Depending on the task, have good physical fitness
  • Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult

Qualities sought

  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Availability and commitment

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For any questions, please contact us Send form to benevolat@pediatriesociale.org or 514 528-8488

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Du 15 novembre au 15 janvier, c'est laGuignolée Dr Julien

Parce que Tous les enfants ont le droit de grandir en santé, faites une différence dans la vie de milliers d’enfants vulnérables.