• Posted by SG Volunteer Team on September 14th, 2016

The Silver Lining Project – Elderly Befriender Volunteer Recruitment

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The Silver Lining Project is a community initiative kickstarted by a group of youths and supported by Youth Corps Singapore, with the aim of enhancing the lives of the elderly suffering from depression in Singapore.

The project aims to enhance the seniors’ lives through The Silver Lining Lifestyle – a holistic engagement programme consisting of sport, music and IT lessons to alleviate depression. For the first cycle of The Silver Lining Project, Sunlove Home will be its beneficiary.

To execute this project, YOUR support is needed!

The Silver Lining Project is looking for 60 volunteer befrienders (known as ‘ElderBuddies’) to befriend the seniors in Sunlove Home and facilitate the sessions so that together, they can improve the lives of the seniors.

Volunteers’ Info
Commitment: 2 Saturdays a month, 1-4pm, from November 2016-April 2017
Start Date: Saturday, 5 November 2016*
Age Range: 15-35 years old
Venue: Sunlove Home

*There will be a meet-the-seniors session on 30 Oct 2016 to allow you to get to know your senior better before the biweekly sessions begin on 5 Nov.

Volunteers’ Benefits

  •     CIP Hours will be awarded
  •     The Silver Lining Project T-Shirt
  •     You can (and are encouraged to!) volunteer with friends
  •     Volunteer Certificate
  •     Testimonial (upon request)
  •     Most importantly, intrinsic rewards and that good feeling you get when you help others! 🙂

To sign up to be an ElderBuddy, please visit tinyurl.com/elderbuddysignups.

You can find out more about The Silver Lining Project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/silverliningsg or on Instagram @silverliningsg.

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