• Posted by SG Volunteer Team on February 24th, 2015

2-Day Bully-Free Ambassadors’ Training Seminar 2015

Volunteer’s Recruitment Drive

Camp Date: 17th & 18th March 2015 (Tues & Wed) Non overnight camp

Time: 830am to 5pm [Transport is not provided to and fro Camp Venue]

Venue: Queenstown Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Hall (365 Commonwealth Avenue Singapore 149732)

To Note: Volunteers will assemble at time & location allocated to them based on their roles and duties.

Organization Background/Camp Objectives & Description:
Singapore Children’s Society is a voluntary welfare organization, which has been actively reaching out to disadvantaged children and youth in Singapore since 1952. We reach out to children who are abused, neglected, from low-income/single-parent families, as well as youth-at-risk.

Objectives:

This camp aims to train a group of 10 students from each participating school as Bully-Free Ambassadors. At the camp, they will:

– Be trained as ambassadors to advocate bully-free living in their respective schools during the Bully-Free Week Campaign to be held in first or second week of April 2015
– Participate in the Bully-Free Amazing Race, and learn to design and organize a similar competition in their respective schools
– Develop ideas to promote Friendship and build a Bully-Free school environment

Compulsory Volunteer Training Date: 7th March (Saturday), 9am – 2pm

Requirements:
–          Must be at least 17 years old and above (*Younger volunteers are subjected to interviews.)
–          Must be comfortable working with children
–          Must be able to commit all 3 days
–          All volunteers must attend compulsory volunteer training

Volunteer’s Responsibilities:
–          Facilitate group work, provide guidance or assistance to children
–          Facilitate debrief session on camp values and objectives after every activity
–          Supervise children at all times, including meal times and outdoor activity
–          Prepare logistics or set up activities
–          Conduct games and activities

If interested, please contact Mahesh at mkurukal@childrensociety.org.sg or call him at 6276 5077.


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on February 24th, 2015

No mountain too high to raise funds for charity

No mountain too high to raise funds for charity

No mountain will stand in the way of six women who will be scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next week to raise funds for charity.

The eight-day expedition, organised by Ace Adventure Expeditions, aims to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8.

The group started training in September last year, and it has been an uphill battle.

The women, aged 27 to 44, go trekking every week and do 10 sets of 40-storey climbs twice a week, while carrying loads.

Through this expedition, the team also hopes to raise at least $10,000 for Project Pari, an initiative by the Zonta Club of Singapore, which provides young women from low-income families with financial assistance and enrichment activities.

As a student who had to work to support herself through school, Ace Adventure owner and expedition leader Joanne Soo, 44, said the cause is something close to her heart.

Ms Soo, who was part of Singapore’s first women’s team to scale Mount Everest in 2009, said: “If there is some financial help that can be given, I’m glad to be a part of it.”

Source: The Straits Times


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on February 14th, 2015

Volunteer for Cycle Asia Singapore 2015

Volunteer for Cycle Asia Singapore 2015

The 7th Edition of the rebranded Cycle Asia Singapore will be held from 10-12 April 2015.

If you have a passion for helping and enjoy socialising with people, join the team now at Cycle Asia Singapore 2015, be part of the team and join them for an exciting time at the Singapore leg of the Cycle Asia series.

Details of Cycle Asia Singapore 2015 Journey
Event Day      : 11th & 12th April 2015

Pre-Event Day: 6th – 10th April 2015 (Cycle Pack Packing & Collection)

You can either register as an individual or a group.

Find out more about how to register at www.cycleasia.com/singapore/volunteers.


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on February 14th, 2015

Do-Good Fund launched to encourage volunteers to do their part

The Central Singapore Community Development Council (CSCDC) has set aside S$250,000 for two years in a Do-Good Fund to encourage volunteers to do their part for residents in the Central Singapore District.

The CSCDC will fund up to S$10,000, or 80 per cent of a voluntary project’s cost, whichever is lower. The Do-Good Fund was launched by Mayor of Central Singapore District Denise Phua at Raffles Institution on Tuesday (Feb 10).

Also in the works is an initiative called Giraffe Singapore, which will recognise individuals who made an extra effort to contribute to society.

It hopes that by sharing the stories of those individuals, others will be inspired to do the same. The project, which originates from the United States, has speakers from the US Giraffe Heroes Project giving week-long talks in schools and to members of the public.

“The Do-Good Fund and Giraffe Singapore are ways by which Central District is hoping to enable citizens to become part of the solutions,” said Ms Phua. “To identify, to help find innovative solutions, and ways by which we want to support them.”

Source: CNA