Help the homless with "Bocadillos"
Help homeless people with SCI Madrid
The group “Bocadillos en la calle” (Sandwiches in the street) is made up of volunteers interested in both accompanying the homeless and raising awareness of the problem. Homeless people spend a lot of time alone and so spending time with volunteers is a great help. “Bocadillos” started in December 2003 and came from an idea put forward by a small group of SCI volunteers.
The main objective of the project is to support the homeless people of Madrid. It’s not just about bringing them something to eat; the important thing is to share a moment of human contact, listening to them and understanding them, not only to find out their situation and their most urgent needs, but also for the human need to relate and chat with someone.
Befriending homeless people
Every Sunday afternoon the Bocadillos volunteers take various routes through the center of Madrid, distributing snacks and chatting with the homeless people of Madrid. If you are interested in participating in the group of “Bocadillos”, get in touch with us and we will give you more information. Though please note, a medium to high level of Spanish is required for this group.