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!
“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
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.
Support clinical teams in the preparation and smooth running of centre activities.
Be available, every week of the session (half-day or day), Monday to Friday
The Guignolée Dr Julien in mid-December is the most important fundraising event for the Foundation and its network.
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.
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
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