Social Volunteering Children with Cancer – Gran Canaria


Social Volunteering Children with Cancer – Gran Canaria

Fundación Canaria Niños con Cáncer Pequeño Valiente

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The objective of the volunteering project is to support our Canarian non-profit foundation “Pequeño Valiente” in its mission to improve the quality of life of cancer-affected children and their families. This will be done through the organisation and realisation of diverse activities and events inside and outside the hospital. The volunteer will participate actively in the following activity types: 1) Leisure and sports activities, 2) Sensibilisation and information activities and 3) Activities realised in the oncohematology unit of the collaborating hospitals. The volunteer shall help to generate a dynamic, creative, participatory and fun environment targeted at hospitalised children and cancer-affected youth outside the hospital. Second, awareness shall be risen about the disease childhood cancer and the work of our foundation. This will be done in close collaboration with and support of the professional team and our local volunteers.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

According to the guidelines of indiviudal volunteering projects in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps, all costs of accommodation, food and transport are covered.

Training during the activity

Upon arrival at the Canary Islands, the volunteer will receive a profound training icluding following subjects: A) Foundation “Pequeño Valiente” (mission, objectives, team and projects) B) Volunteering (rights, responsibilities, activities, process) C) Disease Childhood Cancer (definition, treatments, sequelae) D) Child´s Emotional Reactions, E) Grief Counselling. The Basic Training will be complemented by further trainings and workshops (e.g. clown training, improvisation, equality). Besides, the professional team of Pequeño Valiente will always be on hand to answer individual questions.

Participant profile

Volunteer´s (m/f/d) profile requirements: legal age of majority and being in good physical and mental condition. We are looking for a responsable, highly motivated and active volunteer who possesses good social, soft and team skills. The volunteer should be creative, flexible, empathatic, curious and like to do sports activities. Furthermore, the volunteer´s expectations should fit with the aims of our NGO. Good Spanish skills are a must, experience with working with children and/or adolescents, living abroad and dealing with different cultures are a plus.

Activity dates

A total of 12 week(s) during the period 01/05/2022 to 30/09/2022


Activity location

C/Bravo Murillo, 29, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom


Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 09/05/2022