Become a volunteer
More than 600 CHUM volunteers are contributing to the quality of patient care. They are a major asset for our hospital centre, because they complement the work of our caregivers.
A team of volunteers at the Fondation supports our commitment to patients by putting their talents to work at CHUM fundraisers.
Each of these students, workers and retirees plays a useful role by performing a wide range of tasks.
Here are a few profiles of these devoted volunteers, who give their time and energy to support the Fondation’s team.
“I got involved with FCHUM because I couldn’t be impervious to sickness. I believe we must invest in research to find new medications, vaccines and treatments. Every gesture, no matter how small, makes a difference and boosts the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. By volunteering for the Fondation du CHUM, I get far more than I give—particularly the pride of having made a difference in our community and in the lives of those suffering from illness.”
“I give back so I can make a difference in my own way. If I hadn’t been a CHUM patient, I wouldn’t know how fundraisers really work. Event volunteers give their time to contribute in their own fashion and offer the best to CHUM patients. Getting involved means growing, developing a sense of belonging, achieving personal fulfilment and being part of a personal experience. Our team is dynamic and lets us know what’s really going on with an event. If it weren’t a matter of physical distance, I would attend every fundraiser. CHUM is doing a magnificent job! Being a volunteer is simple: patients always smile when they see you.”
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Some, like Louise and Benoît Rivest, give without expecting anything in return. They contribute their time and knowledge to the needs of CHUM patients. FCHUM highlighted their invaluable support during Volunteer Week.
“Our daughter, who is active in FCHUM, got us to attend a benefit event. We enjoyed it so much, we have gotten more involved since, even beyond the scope of our daughter’s work. The volunteers have real needs and we are delighted to help meet them, since we’re both retired. FCHUM is one of the biggest foundations in Québec. We are still there because of the great people we work with. Their tokens of appreciation are many and we feel our contribution is meaningful. Since CHUM sets standards for all of Québec, it helps so many people. We are proud to be part of this effort as volunteers and provide healthcare practitioners with the tools they need. Doing so is very fulfilling. We feel like we’re helping the community. Plus, there are many exceptional volunteers of different background who contribute to FCHUM and we enjoy chatting with them.”
“I’ve been volunteering since I was a teen, so supporting FCHUM with its fundraisers comes naturally to me. It keeps me busy and happy. I really enjoy working with the foundation team. These are deeply committed and generous folks who always have a smile for the patients. It is a highly rewarding experience!”
“I love helping FCHUM with its fundraisers, like the Gourmet Dinner. This lets me contribute in my own manner, while meeting the many generous people dedicated to this cause!”
It’s Up to You
Help give the best in healthcare to CHUM patients. Become a volunteer and get involved!
Volunteering at CHUM or at its Fondation is a highly rewarding experience that makes a difference to patients. The Service des bénévoles du CHUM and the staff of the Fondation are always looking for dedicated people!
Anyone who is at least 17 and speaks workable French can volunteer.
For more information on volunteering at Fondation du CHUM, just call 514-890-8368 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org