Journey Into My World

Type

Local

Time Frame

30 Dec 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Project Partner

Metta Home

Opportunities

Volunteer Befriender (VB)

Closing date: 26 Dec 2018
Number of sessions: 7

As a volunteer befriender, you will be befriending the residents, assisting them to engage in sports and activities teaching them life skills.

 

As a volunteer befriender, your roles and responsibilities include:

1. Befriending and engaging the residents of Metta Home

2. Facilitating the mini activities and having fun together with the residents

 

Through this project, you will be able to learn more about persons with intellectual disabilities, how to communicate with them and also debunk certain stereotypes you may have of them.

We will be conducting an overall of 7 sessions from December to April on Saturdays or Sundays. Please take note that volunteers who are joining us on this project are expected to attend the Orientation & Training session and maintain a minimum of 75% attendance rate.

*Dates are subjected to changes.

Start: 30 Dec 2018 14:00
End: 28 Apr 2019 17:00
Vacancy: 25 out of 25 positions filled
Location: Islandwide, Metta Home for the Disabled - 2 Woodlands Street 31, Singapore 738580
Skills: Facilitation, Team Building, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Orientation & Training 30/12/2018 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 1 06/01/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 2 27/01/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 3 10/03/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 4 24/03/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 5 13/04/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3
Session 6 28/04/2019 02:00 PM 05:00 PM 3

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