We have more than 300 registered volunteers with Sanman of which about 50 are active volunteers offering their time for activities like resource and funds mobilisation, helping with documentation at hospitals like Kidwai Cancer Institute and other hospitals in Bangalore.(see here for list of hospitals) Our volunteers spend time with patients of all ages at the hospitals, coordinate with blood banks or blood donors for blood requirements, run activities at palliative care hospices like Karunashraya etc. They provide support for Cancer Detection camps by the Indian Cancer Society in semi urban and rural areas of Karnataka.
Patients who need palliative care typically suffer from physical, psychological, social, and spiritual pain. Hence we also try to counsel and provide pain and symptom management to the patients.
Our Palliative and curative care volunteers are from diverse backgrounds. Patients come from different parts of the country to get treatment in Bangalore.
If you would like to volunteer with Sanman, all we ask is two hours of your time in a week. Our Volunteering section has details on the kind of activities for which you can volunteer.
Kinds of Activity
Assist at cancer detection camps
Counsel patients and caregivers.
Coordinate with blood donors and blood donation recipients.
Organise distraction therapy and recreation for patients
Facilitate other healthcare requirements of patients
Help with documentation work
Healthcare organisations where Sanman volunteers
These are the Healthcare organisations where Sanman volunteers for different kinds of volunteering activity. If you live close to any of these healthcare institutions, then we welcome you to join our volunteer network to help patients at these centers. If you think we need to volunteer at other healthcare organisations, do let us know.
KIDWAI Cancer Institute, Near Dairy Circle, Bangalore
Karunashraya Hospice, Marathahalli,
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences,
Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Chamrajpet,
St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore
Indian Cancer Society
Bangalore Baptist Hospital,
Bellary Road, Hebbal Bangalore 560024
Phone : +91- 80- 22024700, 23437971; Mobile : +91- 9448496602; Fax : +91-80-23437970/ 23337817; E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org