St. Andrew's Nursing Home
YOLDEN is a regular befriending programme which aims to cater to the physical, intellectual and social emotional wellness of seniors in nursing homes. “YO” comes from the word “YOuths” and “OLDEN” comes from the word “gOLDEN” which represents seniors.
YOLDEN (Sports) aims to foster intergenerational bonds among youth volunteers and senior residents from St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) through adapted team sports activities such as adapted badminton, vollyeball, darts and telematches. This programme is jointly curated by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Sport Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore.
Through regular participation and physical activity, it may improve seniors’ overall physical and mental health. Join us to spend your Saturday afternoons meaningfully!
This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.
Volunteer Coordinator (VC)
Closing date: 04 Jul 2019
As a Volunteer Coordinator (VC), you will be empowered to create a positive volunteering experience for the Volunteer Befrienders (VBs). Some of your responsibilities include but are not limited to leading a group of VBs and seniors, ensuring the safety and well-being of the participants, ensuring the smooth running and timely execution of the programme activities and conducting debriefs for VBs.
VCs are required to commit to the following:
Compulsory VC Training on 5 July 2019, 7pm to 10pm @ The Red Box, Dungeon;
Compulsory Orientation & Trainings on: 13 July 2019, 8am to 6.30pm @ The Red Box, Learning Hub, L2 AND 20 July 2019, 8am to 1pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson); and
At least seven (7) Befriending Sessions of which dates are below, from 12.15pm to 4.45pm. @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson).
If you are a first-time VC, we recommend that you attend the Volunteer Coordinator Track training on 6 July 2019 at Employment and Employability Institute (e2i Singapore). For more info and to register, please click here.
Volunteer Befriender (VB)
Closing date: 11 Jul 2019
As a Volunteer Befriender, you will be engaging and befriending the residents from St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) through fun adapted sport activities.
Your role as a befriender is to:
- Engage and befriend the residents
- Conduct the visual analog scale to determine (training will be provided)
- Ensure safety of the residents
VBs will only be accepted into the YOLDEN (Sports) programme if they can commit to the 2 compulsory Orientation & Training sessions and at least 7 out of 10 befriending sessions.
- Orientation & Training 1: 8.30am to 6.00pm @ The Red Box, Learning Hub, L2
- Orientation & Training 2: 8.30am to 12.30pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson)
- Befriending Sessions: 1.00pm to 4.15pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson)