Volunteers needed – Phone Befrienders and Antigen Rapid Test Supervisors

Name of Volunteering Programme: Phone Befriender

Programme Description:
Tele-befriending volunteers are needed to provide phone befriending services to SNM’s beneficiaries. Tele-Befriending is important to help the senior to find hope, support and strength due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are aiming to ensure seniors receives the necessary social and care support by giving them a listening ear.

Fortnightly calls (preferably on weekdays mornings and afternoons) to the beneficiaries at a timing suitable for both the beneficiary and the tele-befriender. Each call will take around 10 to 15 minutes

Volunteer Roles
Roles of a Tele- Befriender

Ideally, the relationship is non-judgemental, mutual, purposeful, and there is a commitment for 3 months and more.
Fortnightly calls with the seniors to catch up and build a healthy rapport
To empathise with how the senior has been coping thus far amidst the pandemic
To note on their current social and mental status
Be able to provide social support via tele befriending

Length of Commitment:
Minimum 3 months (We hope there is a sustainable relationship between volunteers and seniors)

1. English and one other native languages (Mandarin, Hokkien) (Recruitment for Tamil and Malayalam speaking volunteers have closed due to overwhelming response)
2. Caring and able to create a good conversation with seniors
3. Good interpersonal skills

Antigen Rapid Test Supervisors

Activity description
Help to supervise the Antigen Rapid Test Procedures at SNM Nursing Home

Key responsibilities
Attend a 4 hour Antigen Rapid Test course (Held in English or Chinese) to learn how to supervise the Antigen Rapid Test
Be available for two of the time slots from (Wednesday to Friday and Sunday 10.30am to 1.30 pm and Monday , Wednesday, Friday 4.30pm to 7.30pm)
Be stationed at SNM Nursing Home at 12 Yishun Ave 5 to guide and assist visitors in the Antigen Rapid Test Procedures
Volunteers have to be fully vaccinated

No of volunteers required: 4 people ( Each volunteer is required to take 2 time slots)

Age range: Above 18 preferred

Commitment period: 6 months preferred as volunteers will be sent for a ART Supervision Training fully paid for by SNM

Interested volunteers can call VM at 86896939 or email shernice@snm.org.sg