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Five volunteering opportunities in May 2022

Opportunities this month include facilitating activities for kids and teaching seniors how to be more digitally literate.

Naren Sankar
Naren Sankar

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Published: 6 May 2022, 7:22 PM

There are several opportunities for you to lend a helping hand and give back to the community this month.

From packing food or connecting with individuals with special needs, here are five volunteer opportunities available in May 2022.

1. 'Y' Terrarium workshop volunteer befriender by YMCA Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore

This initiative seeks to provide a fun and meaningful session for a group of individuals with Down-Syndrome or special needs, engaging them through learning new skills. 

The ‘Y’ Terrarium workshop acts as the pilot programme to this collaboration between the YMCA of Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore, and will be held at YMCA Singapore. 

Volunteers will be required to attend a compulsory training session on May 12 from 5pm to 6.30pm. Subsequently, volunteers may attend as many of the four sessions as they want.

The ‘Y’ Terrarium workshop will be held every Thursday from May 19 to Jun 9 from 2pm to 4pm. 

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YMCA Singapore seeks to serve and impact all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through programmes and services. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

Volunteers have to be aged between 18 to 35. Register for the opportunity here

2. Food bundle packing by The Food Bank Singapore

This opportunity is organised by The Food Bank Singapore, Singapore’s first food bank which collects excess food from food suppliers and redistributes them to organisations such as old folks’ homes, family service centres and soup kitchens.

Volunteers will assist in packing and distributing food bundles as part of the Joy In Every Bundle programme. The distribution will be door-to-door on May 10 from 2pm to 5pm at Block 183B, Boon Lay Drive.

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The Food Bank Singapore is a member of the Global Foodbanking Network. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/THE FOOD BANK SINGAPORE

Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, and are required to be fully vaccinated and have their mask on at all times. They should wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes.

Register for the opportunity here before May 9, 2pm.

3. Digital Learning Circles by Youth Corps Singapore

The aim of this opportunity is to accelerate digital literacy for seniors at the Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre (SAC) at Limbang Green.

Volunteers will teach seniors digital skills and how to access various apps such as Wireless@SG, Gov.sg, SingPass Mobile and video calling. 

 

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Youth Corps Singapore seeks to empower youth eager to serve the community by providing them opportunities through ad-hoc, regular and project-based service projects. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

The curriculum will be provided by IMDA, and a training session will be conducted on Zoom on May 28 from 9am to 11.30am. Following that is a physical session at the SAC from 1.30pm to 5pm on Jun 20 or 27.

Volunteers will need to commit to the virtual training session and at least one engagement session to complete registration and volunteer for the opportunity.

The project will take place from May 28 to Jul 4, and volunteers have to be aged between 16 to 35. Those interested can register for the opportunity via this link

Other Digital Learning Circles happening at various locations during this time period can also be found here.

4. Activity facilitators by Glyph Community

Glyph Community runs different non-academic activities for kids and youth in the fields of arts, sports, life skills, and field trips, among others. 

One of May’s activities will take place at Block 182A Woodlands Street 13, Level 2 (ComLink) on May 22 and 29 from 9.30am to 5pm. 

Volunteers will be tasked to facilitate activities and engage kids. Volunteers must be 18 and above as well as be fully vaccinated.

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Glyph Community is a children’s charity aiming to advance opportunities for underprivileged children and youth in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: GIVING.SG

To volunteer for this activity, click here. A confirmation Whatsapp message will be sent to successful applicants four to five days before the activity.

5. East Youths kids tutoring

East Youths has multiple volunteer programmes by youth for youth, including tutoring kids.

Ad hoc volunteers are to partner with a kid and tutor them certain subjects.

No prior skills are required to volunteer but you must be 18 and above. 

 

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The organisation is entirely volunteer-run by youth. PHOTO CREDIT: EAST YOUTHS

For those who want to volunteer on a regular basis, you can register to be an East Youths group member. 

Members have first priority access to activities compared to volunteers and a minimum commitment level of at least one activity every two months is required. If you need to take short term leave for work or studies however, arrangements can be made.

Visit this website to volunteer for East Youths initiatives. 


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