Respir Program. Can you help someone catch their breath?
We are looking for volunteer individuals who can accommodate people with intellectual disabilities on specific occasions throughout the year, to give a break to families. Do you want to know if you would be a good candidate and how the program works?
“Respir” is a volunteer program designed to provide occasional support to families of people with intellectual disabilities who need a break, either for a day, a weekend or for a specific time due to a punctual need.
Volunteer individuals who participate in the program are part of a group of people willing to host, voluntarily and based on their availability, a Respir request from the requesting family. The role of the organisation in this volunteering is to act as a link between the volunteer and the requesting family and is available at all times during the accommodation to provide professional support to the volunteer if needed.
The Respir program receives support from the Barcelona Provincial Council and provides a financial contribution so that the volunteer can cover the expenses that may arise from having a person under their care during the duration of the Respir.