• Posted by SG Volunteer Team on September 5th, 2016

CareNights @ Morning Star Volunteers Recruitment

Morning Star Community Services

Morning Star Community Services was formed in 1999 to enrich and strengthen family relationships in Singapore.

It was registered as an independent non-profit, voluntary welfare organization in 2002 and became a member of the National Council of Social Service and serve people of all races and religions.

Core services include student care, individualized learning intervention for struggling pupils, parenting and couple workshops and trainings and counselling for individuals, families and groups.

One of its flagship programmes is the CareNights @ Morning Star, which started operations in March this year at Blk 95 Bedok North Avenue 4 (by day this is Primavera Student Care Centre), Mon to Fri, 6pm to 10pm. It is the first programme in Singapore that provides night care for less privileged children aged 6-14 to offer their stressed parents an opportunity for caregiving respite or a chance to improve their earning capacity by taking night classes/upgrading courses.

CareNights follows an upstream and early intervention approach whereby the organisation focus on character formation through virtues inculcation and socio-emotional learning so that the children can meet the requirements of schools, prioritize and make responsible decisions themselves and behave appropriately in different contexts. A sensible child is an encouragement to parents.

While they are at CareNights, the children are provided a safe and positive environment. The programmes at CareNights focus on virtues formation, wellness of the children, social responsibility, development and curiosity and regulation of emotional and mental well-being. The organisation provide academic coaching and other skill-based activities for the children (Speech and Drama, Art and Crafts, Sports and Games, Dance, Movie/Music Appreciation). Dinner and light refreshments are also provided to the kids at the centre.

Morning Star Community Services is recruiting volunteers willing to put in time, energy and skills towards underprivileged children and parents in the community. Volunteers who can teach academic subjects (English, Science, Maths, Mother Tongue), help deliver the values formation programme, and lead the children in the above-mentioned skilled-based activities are welcome to signup.

Activities for children:
•    Speech & drama
•    Movie appreciation
•    Music appreciation
•    Dance
•    Academic coaching (English, Science, Math)
•    Reading
•    Sports clinic
•    Art & Craft

Activities for parents:
Parent-child bonding activities facilitated by Morning Star trainers once every 2 months

Key Details
Frequency: Monday to Friday
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Age range of children: 6-14 years old
No of kids: 15-30
Venue: Primavera Centre, Blk 95 Bedok North Ave 4

Let your skills, talent or time count!

If you have time to spare or are looking to make a difference in the community, and are:
•    Mature in outlook (at least 17 years old)
•    Energetic
•    Committed and responsible
•    Patient & respectful
•    Enjoy interacting with kids
•    Open to learning
•    Have a positive mind-set

How can you help?
•    If you possess any of the talents or skills mentioned overleaf, join us.
•    If you have other talents to offer, let us know. We‘ll find a way to accommodate you.
•    If you simply like to work with children and families to better their life, we welcome you too!

How much time can you give?
The following are welcome:
•    students and adults who can only spend 2 hours a week for 6 or 12 months
•    students who would like to volunteer on termly basis (10 weeks)
•    groups/teams who can volunteer only during holiday (3-4 weeks)
•    school leavers/young adults/retirees who are willing to meet a need, regardless of time
•    students on School Internship Programme

If you need more information, please call 6285 1377 or email jaanani@morningstar.org.sg.

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