BOTH SIDES calling for Volunteers

BOTH SIDES, NOW is an arts-based community engagement on end-of-life issues. The 3-year community-based project (2017-2019) aims to create end-of-life friendly communities where end-of-life discussions are normalised and where individuals and families are supported in making informed decisions about living well and leaving with dignity.
BOTH SIDES, NOW is working with
i) Yishun Health to reach out to seniors and residents living in Chong Pang; and
ii) with Montfort Care to reach out to seniors and residents living in Telok Blangah
We worked with the above mentioned communities for the past 1 year plus and it has been a rewarding experience where VOLUNTEERS have been crucial to this engagement project.
We Need You!  If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, read on!
We need volunteers to support our work in creating end-of-life friendly communities!
Volunteers can help in the following areas (non-exhaustive list) :
(a) Door to Door Outreach
Volunteers will reach out to residents living in selected blocks to publicise the project, as well as better understand their interests and needs concerning end-of-life matters.
(b) Engagement Sessions with Community Members (For Telok Blangah only)
Volunteers will work with community members over a series of workshops/sessions to create artworks that will be shared with the wider public.
(c) Community Engagement Facilitators during Performances and Events
Volunteers will provide crucial on-site support during events and performances eg befriending, ushering, distribution of flyers, etc. and where suitable, to also facilitate informal small group conversations with audiences
If you are …
(a) Aged 17 and above
(b) Able to communicate comfortably in at least English or Mandarin (preferably able to speak a 2nd language – Malay, Tamil, Mandarin or English and/or dialect)
(c) Comfortable interacting with seniors and people from all walks of life
(d) Able to commit to the following compulsory briefing and training:
a. Project Briefing cum Training (4 hours) and
b. Full day Volunteer Training Workshop (average 8 hours)
(e) Able to commit to the project for at least 1 year (To help in at least 1 event a year)
We are looking for you!
For more information on previous Both Sides, Now projects, please visit www.bothsidesnow.sg
For more queries, please e-mail Angie at volunteer@artswok.org.
 
CLOSING DATE : 21 JULY 2018

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