#amPowered Programme – Call for Mentors

#amPowered is a mentoring programme that aims to support and empower youths through their academic journey and life challenges.

Majulah Community is looking for awesome mentors willing to step forward and guide other youth!

There are 2 ongoing programmes:

1. #amPowered@ITE
This programme aims to engage first year NITEC and Higher NITEC Malay/Muslim students to:
– Enhance their motivation to strive for the highest possible qualifications whilst at ITE
– Strengthen their life skills and help them discover their gifts and strengths through the Gift Centred Mentoring (GCM) approach
– Provide and bridge students to opportunities to acquire core 21st Century skills

2. #amPowered@MTS
The programme aims to support and journey with the Sec 3 and Sec 4 NA/NT students enrolled in the Mendaki Tuition Scheme to:
– Enhance their motivation to succeed in their academic pursuit
– Refer those who are facing problems (e.g. financial difficulties) to necessary and relevant assistance
– Provide guidance for them to make better-informed decisions for their future education pathways

Head over to tinyurl.com/ampowered to find out more!

Volunteer Camp Leaders Needed for MYMCA Children Camps 2021

Volunteer Camp Leaders Needed for MYMCA Children Camps 2021

Metropolitan YMCA Singapore (MYMCA) is looking for fully vaccinated youth volunteers between the age of 15 to 25 years old to be its Camp Leaders.

MYMCA’s Learning & Adventure Programmes are for 5-12 years old, and there will be two children camps this upcoming school holidays.

MYMCA Camp 2021
Dates: November 22-26
Time: Daily 0730hrs – 1830hrs
Brief: November 21, 1330hrs to 1530hrs at MYMCA

The camp motto is “PLAY + ADVENTURE = SMARTER KIDS”, therefore having FUN is the top priority for this camp!

The activities are also designed to impart the core values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility and Respect.
The camps’ main objective is value and character development and camp organisers will seek out teachable moments to let them better understand themselves. Activities are designed for kids to better understand how to be considerate and compassionate.

The campers are 7-12 years old.

Mini Commando Camp 2021
Dates: November 29 – December 1
Time: Daily 0730hrs – 1830hrs
Brief: November 28, 1330hrs to 1530hrs at MYMCA

This is MYMCA’s special camp geared toward the exploration of Multiple Intelligences for younger campers!
It is a 3 day programme with activities that focuses on its three main sensory receivers: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic.

The camps’ main objective is value and character development and camp organisers will seek out teachable moments to let them better understand themselves. Activities are designed for kids to better understand how to be considerate and compassionate.

The campers are 5-7 years old.

All volunteer must be trained before leading in the camps.

Volunteers will be taught basic pedagogical approaches and camp facilitation skills.

Below are the dates that will be available:
Nov 6 (Sat) 1230hrs to 1730hrs
Nov 7 (Sun) 1230hrs to 1730hrs
Nov 13 (Sat) 1230hrs to 1730hrs
Nov 14 (Sun) 1230hrs to 1730hrs

Volunteers must be able to commit for the duration of the specific camp they express interest in!

To volunteer in this camp, please email the Camp Director Daniel Ang at Daniel.Ang@mymca.org.sg.

All of MYMCA’s proceeds for camps will fund their outreach projects for communities and the low income families.

If you are interested to volunteer for other MYMCA’s projects you can visit https://mymca.org.sg/programmes

Online Event about Homelessness by HeartBeats

How to tackle homelessness in SG? Hear from HeartBeats’ conversation with Solve n+1, that encourages Singaporeans to open their homes for zero rent.

Online Event: Let’s explore how to address homelessness in Singapore
Thursday, 23rd September 2021
8.00pm – 9.00pm

If you wonder, “Are there homeless people in Singapore?” you might say no. The situation in Singapore could be rare, but it is not as uncommon as you might think. According to a nationwide study done by the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2019 there are about 921 to 1,050 homeless people in Singapore.

So what can we do to help?

Hear from HeartBeats’ conversation with Solve n+1, a social enterprise that helps to provide a safe haven for Singaporeans who do not have a roof over their heads.

Via the Open Home Network initiative, the enterprise seeks out host families to open up their homes to people in need.

If you would like to attend the session, please email HeartBeats at hello.volunteersingapore@gmail.com

About HeartBeats:
HeartBeats is an online platform that engages with organisations and individuals in lively conversations on stories, projects and tips on starting initiatives in the social space.

About Solve n+1:
Solve n+1 is a Community-Based Management Consultancy (CBMC), specialising in research, ideation, project management, and corporate governance. Solve has been in community building since 2018 and has been serving the vulnerable communities, mostly within S.E.A and Central Asia region.

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