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) - Orientation & Training Session 2

3 June (Monday) - Orientation & Training Session 3

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: 01 Jun 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: 03 Jun 2019 10:00
End: 06 Jun 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 13 out of 15 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters
Skills: Befriending

Project borderless

Project borderless is an initiative for SPD’s ‘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 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 the first run, we went to the National Museum of Singapore and explored the museum's many galleries. Afterwards, we played Wheelchair Relay at the SPD Headquarters in Tiong Bahru.

Overview of dates:

22 May (Wednesday) - Event Day 1

24 May (Friday) - Event Day 2

28 May (Tuesday) - Event Day 3

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For the second run, we'll be going to Queenstown Public Library and do various reading and library related activities together.

Overview of dates (every Wednesday):

17 July - Event Day 1

24 July - Event Day 2

31 July - Event Day 3

7 Aug - Event Day 4

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For the third run, we'll be going to Asians Civilisations Museum and explore the museum and hands-on activities.

Overview of dates (every Monday):

5 Aug - Event Day 1

19 Aug - Event Day 2

26 Aug - Event Day 3

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*There will be a briefing on Event Day itself.

**There are various Event Days as each Event Day has a different client group of about 10 clients.

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

Opportunities

Volunteer

Closing date: 31 Jul 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through doing museum-related activities with them.

Start: 05 Aug 2019 10:00
End: 05 Aug 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 0 out of 10 positions filled
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum
Skills: Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 31 Jul 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through doing museum-related activities with them.

Start: 19 Aug 2019 10:00
End: 19 Aug 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 0 out of 10 positions filled
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum
Skills: Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 31 Jul 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through doing museum-related activities with them.

NOTE: The client group for this Event Day would be autism clients :)

Start: 26 Aug 2019 10:00
End: 26 Aug 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 0 out of 5 positions filled
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum
Skills: Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 09 Jul 2019

As a 'borderless' volunteer, you would get to befriend adults with special needs through doing library-related activities with them.

NOTE: By applying, you're indicating that you are able to commit to at least 1 of the Event Days. Max. of 10 volunteers for each Event Day.

 

Start: 17 Jul 2019 10:00
End: 07 Aug 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 18 out of 40 positions filled
Location: Queenstown Public Library
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 11 May 2019

Event Day 1

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: 14 May 2019 10:00
End: 22 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 9 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 15 May 2019

Event Day 2

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: 24 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 8 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending

Volunteer

Closing date: 21 May 2019

Event Day 3

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: 28 May 2019 15:00
Vacancy: 9 out of 10 positions filled
Location: SPD Headquarters, National Museum of Singapore, Tiong Bahru CC
Skills: Facilitation, Befriending