• Posted by SG Volunteer Team on August 31st, 2014

Recruitment for Volunteer Note-Takers

Recruitment for Volunteer Note-Takers

The Singapore Association for the Deaf is recruiting Volunteer Note-Takers for deaf students/clients in Institutes of Higher Learning (Polytechnics, Local and Private Universities, etc).

An allowance would be provided for the volunteer note-takers, $10/hour, minimum of 3 hours, ie if the lesson is 2 hours, the allowance provided would be $30, or if the lesson is 4 hours long, then the allowance would be $40.

Note that knowledge of Sign Language is NOT a prerequisite!

If you are interested, do refer to the attached image for more information, and apply/enquire by emailing in to Ms.Wong AiLing at ailing@sadeaf.org.sg

  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on August 31st, 2014

Charity walk raises S$1 million for needy families

FairPrice Walks With U has raised S$1 million for charity. This year’s event at the Promontory @ Marina Bay attracted 1,000 more participants, up from 5,000 in 2013.

Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing flagged off the event and joined the participants in the event. The 2014 walk was designed around the theme “Walk Around the World”.

FairPrice Foundation had earlier pledged a donation of S$100 for each registered participant and S$10 for every Instagram, Twitter or Facebook post that carries the official hashtag #fairpricewalk.

The funds raised would go towards helping needy families purchase daily essentials with FairPrice vouchers. More than 20,000 needy families will benefit from the scheme.

Bobby Chin, chairman of NTUC FairPrice, said: “FairPrice supports family, supports healthy living. So what we are trying to do is to organise activities that promotes both healthy living and family bonding.”

Source: CNA

  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on August 30th, 2014

Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin’s photography book raises S$670k for charity

Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has raised at least S$670,000 through the sale of his book, a collection of travel photos. The money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government, bringing the total to more than S$1.3 million.

Mr Tan said the money will be used to support four charities: the National Kidney Foundation, the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society and Cheng Hong Welfare Society.

The photographs in the book were taken by him during his travels to various places in Asia, Europe and the United States. The book was officially launched on Friday (Aug 29), and Mr Tan also held silent auctions for a few framed prints.

“Photography for me is really about how we view the world and very much about how we view life. It really depends on the lenses with which we want to look at things. Just as with life, if you want to look at things positively or negatively, half glass full, half glass empty, with photos it’s the same,” he said.

“There’s a lot of beauty around us, it’s just whether we see it or not, even in very ordinary things.  I have a picture taken in the Geylang Serai market showing an encik waiting for his taxi – little scenes like that which we take for granted, but that’s really our home. And actually there’s a lot of wonderful things to see in and around Singapore.”

Source: CNA

  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on August 29th, 2014

SOSD Flag Day 2014


Save Our Street Dogs (www.sosd.org.sg) is currently recruiting volunteers to sell flags for their upcoming flag day on the 8th November 2014, Sunday, at SCAPE.

If you are interested, please click link to register for the event and for this year’s Flag Day, they are giving away a Flash pay card for volunteers who sign up for the full day collection, as a form of appreciation.