May 25: celebrate with the FECEC Junts contra el Càncer the 20 years of the Volunteer Meeting in the oncological field


This year, the XX Meeting of Volunteers in the Oncological Field is under the motto “20 years together” and will include, as is traditional, talks and workshops for all volunteers and volunteers from the organizations, surprises and a lunch for the attendees. The aim of the volunteer meeting is, as in every edition, to create a space to strengthen the bond of oncology volunteering and to recognize their valuable and essential solidarity work to improve the quality of life of people with cancer and those their relatives and caregivers.

In these 20 years that the FECEC TJunts contra el Càncer has been holding the meeting, more than 200 people have gathered each year to share their experiences and solidarity. The Volunteer Meeting has been held uninterruptedly, even in the two years where the pandemic did not allow the meeting to be in person.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 9:45 a.m. at Campus de la Ciutadella of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (25-27 Ramon Trias Fargas street Barcelona)


  • 9:30 a.m. Doors open
  • 9:45 h Welcome by the authorities: Sra. M. Assumpció Vilà, president of the Federació Catalana d’Entitats contra el Càncer (FECEC). Il·lma. Sra. Marta Villanueva,
    Councilor for Health, People with Disabilities and Strategy against Loneliness of the Barcelona City Council. Sr. Samuel Núñez i Amela, Deputy Member of the Department of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Public Health of the Diputació de Barcelona.
    Hble. Sr. Manel Balcells, Minister of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Inspirational talks about volunteering: Past, present and future of volunteering, by Anna Varderi, manager of the Enriqueta Villavecchia Foundation and vice-president of FECEC; From renaissance in volunteering: a personal metamorphosis, by Xavier Puig, Oncolliga Barcelona Foundation volunteer; Volunteering experiences, by Anna Puigpiqué, Enriqueta Villavecchia Foundation volunteer and Anton Vila volunteer League against Cancer of Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre; Beyond commitment: awakening passion for volunteering, Miquel Antonijuan, expert in vocational guidance and director of Norte Ikigai.
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 11:30-13:15 Workshop “The pillars of volunteering: altruism, cohesion, commitment and motivation”, by Grefart Arteterapia
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sharing
  • 13:30 -13:45 h Closing
  • 14:00 h Lunch: Moncho’s Marina Bay

The event will be hosted by the journalist Ignasi Gaya.

Registration price*: 18 euros volunteers/entities of the FECEC | 25 euros volunteers from non-federated entities. *Price per person. Includes attendance at the Meeting, coffee and lunch.


The XX Meeting of volunteers in the oncological field is supported by the Department of Social Rights of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Diputació de Barcelona and Johnson & Johnson.