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FAR FROM BORING
His friends said museums were dusty and boring. To prove them wrong, Mr Dinesh Sathisan, a National University of Singapore history major, signed up as a volunteer guide.
Then 24 years old, he was the youngest guide in his batch to be trained at the Asian Civilisations Museum in 2005. Up to today, the 31-year-old defence policy officer relishes the stories behind the museum’s artefacts.
Visitors are often captivated by a bronze-cast statue of the Hindu goddess Uma. So he tells them how the god Shiva was so similarly entranced that he made her his wife.
HOOKED FROM THE START
Ms Deanna Rashid’s first visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum was a night-time foray in 2010 at the behest of a German friend, who said tickets were half-price at night. She was immediately hooked.
There was no guide so the 36-year-old recruiter at an oil and gas firm relied on the descriptions, but she enjoyed the experience enough to go back a second time. She also signed up to become a guide with Museum Volunteers.
Last month, she became one of the museum’s 41 new weekend guides, after half a year of training. She can now identify different Buddha statues and trace their artistic influences to 1,000-year-old exchanges between India, Cambodia, China and Vietnam.
‘I really wanted to be an ambassador for our South-east Asian heritage,’ she says.
About Hua Mei EPICC
The essence of Hua Mei EPICC is person-centred care for frail and at-risk elders, delivered through a team-managed approach.
EPICC’s multi-disciplinary team, comprising social worker, nurse, doctor, programme assistants drivers and volunteers, works with the elders in the programme and their care partners to help optimize the elders’ medical and psycho-social wellness, and to support their ageing at home.
The elders attend a community club on premise 3 to 5 times a week. Many of them have multiple chronic medical conditions, limited social support and few financial means. But they have not lost their capacity to enjoy wellness and wonder.
Why we need volunteers
As EPICC is a multi-faceted programme that engages its participants on multiple levels – from health enhancing behaviour to social outings, from physical exercise to board games – it requires a lot of hands to keep it going.
Older people are an integral part of our community. They know it too – and they welcome interacting with people of different ages and personalities.
Calling volunteers who like working with elders!
Hua Mei EPICC (Elder-centred Program for Integrated Comprehensive Care) is a new service for frail and at-risk elders living in the community. It is part of the cluster of medical and psycho-social programmes which constitute the Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, a Tsao Foundation Initiative.
Volunteering at EPICC requires commitment but rewards one with challenge, heart-touching moments, and joy.
1. Volunteer Escort
2. Programme Support
To find out more about EPICC and how your skills and talents can enrich the lives of its participants, please register for our ‘Briefing on EPICC’.
Date & Time : 26 May 2012, 10.30am
Venue : Training Room 1
Tsao Foundation, 298 Tiong Bahru Road #15-01,
Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for Jeremy at 65939552.
|Role Title||Volunteer Escort||No. of Volunteers: 8|
|Purpose||The volunteer helps to ensure the comfort and safety of the elder.|
|Programme / Activity Description||Hua Mei EPICC (Elder-centred Programme for Integrated Comprehensive Care) provides integrated medical and social services to frail and at-risk elders to enable them to continue living in the community.|
|Job Description||To escort EPICC participant to medical appointment at clinic or hospital|
|Location||298 Tiong Bahru Road, #15-01/06 Central Plaza, S168730|
|Duration & Frequency||According to participants’ medical appointment schedule|
|Name of Service Coordinator||Ruth Wong|
|Support for Volunteers||Programme and Safety Orientation|
|Reward for Volunteers||Skills in helping frail persons to travel, negotiating with medical staff, communicating with older persons, among others.|
|Other information||Meal or tea will be provided|
|Beneficiaries||Frail and at-risk elders who live in the community|
3 Museums are recruiting!
To apply or for more details, go to http://sites.google.com/site/museumvolunteers/museum-volunteer-training-2012
Please download the application form by clicking on the down-arrow on the right. Fill in the form, save to your computer and send the completed form as an attachment in an email to MVrecruitment2012@yahoo.com by May 11, 2012.
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We urgently need volunteer readers to read aloud stories to children between 4 and 8 years old for the following kidsREAD clubs:
CDAC@Woodlands (Saturdays, 1.30 – 2.30pm / 2.30 – 3.30pm)
Cheng San CC (Saturdays, 10 – 11am)
Da Qiao Primary School (Wednesdays, 2 – 3.30pm)
Down Syndrome Association (Saturdays, 4 – 5pm; Sundays, 9.45 – 10.45am)
Farrer Park Primary (Thursdays, 2 – 3.15pm)
Hougang Sheng Hong FSC (Saturdays, 9.30 – 10.30am)
Jing Shan Primary School (Tuesdays, 2 – 3pm)
Kampong Kapor FSC (Tuesdays, 7.30pm – 9pm)
Macpherson Moral FSC (Saturdays, 9.30 – 10.30am / 11am – 12nn)
Al-Mukminin Mosque Kindergarten (Mondays, 9.30 – 10.30am)
Bukit Batok East CC (Sundays, 11.30am – 12.30pm)
CDAC @ Bukit Panjang (Saturdays, 1 – 2pm / 2 – 3pm)
Lam Soon CC (Saturdays, 12nn – 1pm) | Tampines RC Zone 4 (Fridays, 4.30 – 5.30pm)
Telok Blangah CC (Tuesdays, 7.30 – 8.30pm)
We’re looking out for anyone above 15 years old, who are keen in reading children’s storybooks in English, and can commit a minimum period of 6 months, 1 hour once a week. **NOTE: Registration through email only. Please email to kidsREAD@nlb.gov.sg for more details. Hope to hear from you soon!
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We Need Volunteers!
Willing Hearts continues to be a volunteer based, non-profit organization and the bulk of our Soup Kitchen operation is now consolidated at on the grounds of HighPoint Community Services
Association at Block 1 Lorong 23 Geylang Road. Our main activity is the provision of daily meals
to an average of 2,500 people daily through more than 25 distribution centers in various parts of Singapore. In order for the needy to benefit from our efforts, a pool of dedicated and committed
active volunteers will be required.
At this juncture, our main areas of need are as follows:-
1. Main Kitchen
We need volunteers to help in the cooking, preparation of food as well as cleaning up of the kitchen.
No experience is required. Cooks are not required to follow recipes from any cookbooks.
Creativity and spontaneity is required as ingredients and the final dishes are largely dependent on
the type of food donations of the day. If you are not strong enough to cook large quantities of food,
you can help in food preparation like cutting of vegetables and fruits. It is very therapeutic as it enhances motor skills and is especially beneficial for the older volunteers. We also need a pool of volunteers to help in the washing area, mainly to wash vegetables as well as used trays.
After the day’s cooking is done, volunteers are needed to clean up the kitchen before it is closed
at noon. We find this area to be in dire need of volunteers on most days.
2. Packing Stations
We generally do not have any shortage of packers to pack the cooked food into boxes. But if you
are still keen to help in this area, do note that a pair of strong legs and an equally strong back are
crucial as much standing is required.
Willing Hearts relies heavily on donations from individuals, food companies and other charitable organizations. We do not have resources for any sustained publicity campaign to promote our
cause and services. Volunteers who have good network with the food industry can assist Willing
Hearts in this area of need. Criteria of volunteers There is no entry barrier to volunteer work, even kitchen work. As long as you have a loving heart and a pair of willing hands, you can qualify as
Willing Hearts volunteer!
For those who are interested to help at the main kitchen or the packing stations, please come
and visit us at the abovementioned address. The nearest MRT is Aljunied and it is a 5 minutes
walk from there. For those who drive, there is free parking within Highpoint’s compound.
The kitchen is opened daily (including Public Holiday) from as early as 6.00am and closed
around noon. You do not need to inform us in advance of your visit. We do not have a roster
for our volunteers so you have the flexibility of helping on the day and at a time to your
A picture paints a thousand words so do come and see for yourself. If you have any query,
you may contact Charles 9873 2288 or Tony at 9690 2086 but as they are very busy most of the time, we encourage you to just turn up at the soup kitchen and you will find them there.
They will be able to answer better to your queries in person.