Voluntary work is the free and non-remunerated commitment of persons who act for others or in the collective interest in a framework outside of assistance to family and friends. Voluntary work is not exercised by the same person and for the same organisation in the framework of an employment contract, a service contract or a statutory appointment.
The Jules Bordet Institute has established a partnership with a number of voluntary associations.
If you would like to offer your services as a voluntary worker you must apply through one of the partner associations of the Institut Jules Bordet
These associations are autonomous organisations which, by the terms of the law defining the statutory status of "volunteers" (currently governed by the Law of 3 July 2005, entering into application on 1 August 2006), are responsible for their voluntary workers, informing them in an "organisation memo" and providing them with third party liability insurance and details of other risks that may be covered.
You will sign a voluntary worker's contract with this association, in accordance with the law. Your mission within the Institute will be clearly defined together with the manner of providing your services. The exercising of your mission is governed by the Institute's Internal Regulations. You will be required to complete a short training course.
L'« Association Jules Bordet » (ex Les Amis de l'Institut Bordet) run an important team of volunteers within the hospital.
These volunteers fulfil a double mission:
- Offering hospitalised patients a snack each afternoon
- Receiving patients on arrival in the Institute and guiding them in line with the purpose of their visit.
As it is concerned to provide patients with a professional listening service, the Jules Bordet Institute has chosen not to use volunteer listeners. Patients are received by a team of psychologists who have been specially trained for this role. But of course, there is still plenty of room for human contacts that bring warmth, and for kind words and deeds.
Made up mainly of young people, this volunteer team brings a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine to young patients, aged between 13 and 30, who have cancer.
By playing, chatting and listening, volunteers help patients to shed the burden of the disease for a few moments. This is a different, original approach to accompanying young patients.
There are so many things that can be done to make a hospital stay more pleasant. This accompaniment takes place in close cooperation with staff members and it respects the patients and their wishes.
This association offers moral support and concrete assistance to women who have had surgery for breast cancer.
A non-profit, it is made up of women who have gone through this illness themselves and who, as volunteers, share their experiences with the patients.
The main aim of this association is to create active solidarity among people who have undergone laryngectomy and to do everything possible to promote their re-education and hence their reintegration into their family and work environments.
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