I've been in BA for 2 months now and have recently had to go to Hospital de Clinicas for a chronic medical condition that I have. I was referred to that hospital thru a friend who's brother-in-law is a doctor, and said that HdeC would be the best place for me. I have trust that the doctors are qualified, but the condition of the hospital was poor, to say the very least. It really started me thinking about what I can do to spread just a little bit of sunshine in a place like that. A place were really sick people are waiting patiently for hours in a dark, dreary and dilapitated hospital. So, I was wondering if anyone had ever done any volunteer work here, and if so, how did you go about getting started?