Time Frame

28 Feb 2018 to 31 Jul 2018

Project Partner

Metta Home


Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 17 Mar 2018
Number of sessions: 8

As a volunteer befriender, you will be befriending the residents while also assisting them when they are learning to take photos using the iPads during the sessions in and out of Metta Home.


Through the sessions, volunteer befrienders will be able to learn more about the intellectually disabled eg. interaction.


We will be conducting an overall of 9 sessions from March to June on Sundays and we hope that volunteers who are joining us on this project will be able to maintain a minimum of 75% attendance rate with the volunteer orientation and training and mass outing compulsory!

Start: 18 Mar 2018 10:00
End: 08 Jul 2018 17:00
Vacancy: 19 out of 25 positions filled
Location: Metta Home for the Disabled - 2 Woodlands Street 31, Singapore 738580
Skills: Photography, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Volunteer Orientation And Training 18/03/2018 10:00 AM 01:00 PM 3
Session 1 25/03/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 2 01/04/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 3 08/04/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 4 22/04/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 5 29/04/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Mass Outing 03/06/2018 08:30 AM 02:30 PM 6
Session 6 08/07/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3

Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 24 May 2018
Number of sessions: 2

As a Volunteer befriender, your roles and responsibilities include:

1. Befriending and engaging the residents of Metta Home

2. Assist the residents whenever there is a technical issue with the tablets

3. Facilitating the mini activities and fun for the residents


Through this mass outing, you will be able to learn more about person with intellectual disability, how to communicate with them and also debunk certain stereotypes you may have of them.

Commitment required for this event would be a compulsory Orientation & Training on 27 May 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Red Box and the mass outing on 3 June 2018 from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm at the S.E.A Aquarium.

Start: 27 May 2018 19:30
End: 03 Jun 2018 14:30
Vacancy: 20 out of 20 positions filled
Location: S.E.A. Aquarium - 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, 098269
Skills: Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Orientation and Training 27/05/2018 07:30 PM 09:30 PM 2
Mass Outing 03/06/2018 08:30 AM 02:30 PM 6

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