SPD

Our Projects

Grocery Analysis Project

Project GAP aims to create an inclusive society by ensuring that clients with lower or no incomes are able to attain their basic necessities to sustain their quality of life. Since 2011, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) has been receiving NTUC vouchers from NTUC to support the lower income clients in SPD. However, this aid terminates in April 2020. So we plan to find an alternative sustainable method to provide aid to these lower income clients.

We intend to do so by first bringing individual clients out for grocery shopping to note down their individual list of items they purchase with the given $40 monthly vouchers from NTUC. This is an important step as it will help SPD find alternative organisations, that are able to meet the needs of the clients, to acquire aid from. In addition to the grocery shopping, our team will also be required to educate the clients on how to make better and healthier choices regarding what they purchase.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

Volunteer/ Befriender

Closing date: 23 Apr 2019

The role of a volunteer will be to befriend the clients that stem from low income families. Volunteers will go in pairs to bring the clients to supermarkets to shop for groceries alongside them. Each client is under the NTUC Daily Needs Programme where they are given $40 NTUC vouchers per month. With that sum of given imbursement, volunteers will have to observe and record down the items that each client purchases with the vouchers given, in turn coming up with a personalised list of items for each client.

Start: 25 Apr 2019 15:00
End: 07 May 2019 17:00
Vacancy: 4 out of 14 positions filled
Location: SPD
Skills: Befriending

Volunteer/ Befriender (Duplicated)

Closing date: 15 May 2019

The role of a volunteer will be to befriend the clients that stem from low income families. Volunteers will go in pairs to bring the clients to supermarkets to shop for groceries alongside them. Each client is under the NTUC Daily Needs Programme where they are given $40 NTUC vouchers per month. With that sum of given imbursement, volunteers will have to observe and record down the items that each client purchases with the vouchers given, in turn coming up with a personalised list of items for each client.

Start: 16 May 2019 15:00
End: 29 May 2019 17:00
Vacancy: 1 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD
Skills: Befriending

Project What’s Up Raya!

Project What’s Up Raya! aims to create a platform for youth volunteers and adults with specials needs to interact through the celebration of this festive season. The various activities lined up for the day will provide youths and adults with special needs alike, a better understanding on the common practices, beliefs and traditional food of Hari Raya. Essentially, it is also to spread the spirit of forgiveness and putting the past behind.

The activities include meal preparation of traditional food and singing sessions. Through the interaction with adults with special needs, youth volunteers will have a better understanding of the clients and learn how to interact with them. On the other hand, the adults with special needs will get to practice their social skills while interacting with the youth volunteers.

Overview of the dates:

30 May (Thursday) - Orientation & Training Session 1

31 May (Friday) - possible O&T Session

3 June (Monday) - possible O&T Session

4 June (Tuesday) - possible O&T Session

6 June (Thursday) - Event Day

*All volunteers are required to at least attend 1 O&T session before the Event Day.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

Volunteer

Closing date: 30 May 2019

As a What's Up Raya! volunteer, you will not only get to befriend adults with special needs but also get into the festive mood with them! You will also get to carry out and be involved in activities, mainly learning sessions on Hari Raya, meal preparation of a kuih and a traditional dish and also a singing session. 

NOTE: If you're not able to attend the O&T session, do drop me an email and we can have separate arrangements made for you :)

Start: 30 May 2019 10:00
End: 06 Jun 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 11 out of 15 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters
Skills: Befriending

Project borderless

Project borderless is a trial initiative for SPD’s future ‘Day Activity Centre(DAC): Without Walls’ Programme that aims to bring clients from the DAC out of the centre for a full day. The programme’s long-term vision is to eventually not have the clients use the centre at all.

Conversely, Project borderless on its own aims to create a platform for youths and adults with special needs to interact and bond through activities lined up for the day. The word ‘Borderless’ is used to emphasise the breaking of boundaries between a youth and a person with special needs. It is also used to highlight the programme this initiative is part of.

For this first run, one of the main activities is a visit to the National Museum of Singapore, where youths and adults with special needs to interact and learn more about Singapore’s history and culture at the National Museum of Singapore. We intend to do this by conducting a possible regular walkabout of the exhibitions and galleries at the museum and in future, at other museums.

There are 4 Event Days due to the fact that we would be going to 4 different galleries for an hour each. The galleries that we'll be going would be the Singapore History Gallery, The Packaging Matters exhibition, Story of the Forest & Singapore, Very Old Tree exhibition and Voices of Singapore gallery.

In addition to the museum visit, we also have bonding activities lined up and to be held at the nearby community centre (Tiong Bahru CC), which you would get a chance to help facilitate and participate in.

The day out is designed to encourage the adults with special needs to practise their social skills and build their self-esteem when interacting with others. Bringing them to the museum would also cultivate art & heritage appreciation and also improve their quality of life.

Overview of the available dates:

14 May (Tuesday) - Orientation & Training Session 1

22 May (Wednesday) - Event Day 1

23 May (Thursday) - Orientation & Training Session 2

24 May (Friday) - Event Day 2

28 May (Tuesday) - Event Day 3

29 May (Thursday) - Event Day 4

*All volunteers are required to attend at least 1 O&T Session before attending any Event Day.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

Volunteer

Closing date: 11 May 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through experiencing museum galleries together and also facilitate games for them at the community centre.

NOTE: If you had attended this Orientation & Training (O&T) Session, you need not attend future O&Ts if you wish to sign up for the other Event Days :)

Additionally, you would need to manually sign up for the other Event Days if you would wish to attend more or all. Thank You! 

Start: 14 May 2019 10:00
End: 22 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 10 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 15 May 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through experiencing museum galleries together and also facilitate games for them at the community centre.

NOTE: The O&T for this event is for those who had not attended any O&T Session.

For those who are not able to make it to this O&T, do drop me an email and I will re-allocate you to another session. Otherwise, kindly wait for me to email you once the slots are closed.

Start: 23 May 2019 10:00
End: 24 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 10 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 21 May 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through experiencing museum galleries together and also facilitate games for them at the community centre.

NOTE: The O&T for this event is for those who had not attended any O&T Session.

For those who are not able to make it to this O&T, do drop me an email and I will re-allocate you to another session. Otherwise, kindly wait for me to email you once the slots are closed.

Start: 23 May 2019 10:00
End: 28 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 7 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 21 May 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through experiencing museum galleries together and also facilitate games for them at the community centre.

Start: 23 May 2019 10:00
End: 29 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 4 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending