Engaging Youth, Empowering Seniors (EYES)

Type

Local

Time Frame

05 Nov 2016 to 10 Sep 2017

Project Partner

Youth Corps Singapore

Opportunities

Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 21 May 2016
Number of sessions: 5

This opportunity is open to those aged 18 and above.

Volunteer Befrienders will be required to chat with the elderly and assist them by providing constructive feedback on how they can further improve their photography skills. Interested participants are required to commit to all five sessions listed below.

Session 1

28 May, 8.30am to 3.45pm

Introduction to Lion Befrienders, Tips on interacting with seniors, Workshop on camera functions and photography skills, Toa Payoh Heritage Trail

Session 2 & 3

4 & 11 June, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Befriending at senior's home (Toa Payoh)

Session 4 & 5

18 & 25 June, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Befriending-outing session in Toa Payoh district

For more information, please view the factsheet in the 'Gallery' section.

Start: 28 May 2016 08:00
End: 25 Jun 2016 13:00
Vacancy: 30 out of 30 positions filled
Location: Toa Payoh
Skills: Coaching & Mentoring, Photography, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
EYES Round 1 - Session 1 28/05/2016 12:00 AM 05:00 AM 5
EYES Round 1 - Session 2 04/06/2016 12:00 AM 05:00 AM 5
EYES Round 1 - Session 3 11/06/2016 12:00 AM 05:00 AM 5
EYES Round 1 - Session 4 18/06/2016 12:00 AM 05:00 AM 5
EYES Round 1 - Session 5 25/06/2016 12:00 AM 05:00 AM 5

Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 29 Oct 2016
Number of sessions: 5

This opportunity is open to those aged 18 and above.

Round 2 of EYES is coming back this November!

Join us as a Volunteer Befrienders to befriend the seniors and teach them simple photography skills using tablets. Interested participants are required to commit to all five sessions listed below.

Session 1

5 November, 8.30am to 4.00pm

Introduction to Lion Befrienders, Tips on interacting with seniors, Sharing by EYES pioneer batch of youth volunteers, Conducting a life story interview for seniors

Session 2

12 November, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Befriending session at senior's home (Toa Payoh)

Session 3

19 November, 9.30am to 4.00pm

Befriending session at senior's home (Toa Payoh), Planning for combined outing

Session 4

26 November, 9.30am to 4.00pm

Combined outing to iconic landmarks in Singapore

Session 5

3 December, 9.30am to 4.00pm

Celebration with seniors and volunteers

For more information, please view the factsheet in the 'Gallery' section.

Start: 05 Nov 2016 09:00
End: 03 Dec 2016 16:00
Vacancy: 23 out of 35 positions filled
Location: Various
Skills: Coaching & Mentoring, Photography, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
EYES - ROUND 2 (SESSION 1) 05/11/2016 12:00 AM 07:00 AM 7
EYES - ROUND 2 (SESSION 2) 12/11/2016 12:00 AM 07:00 AM 7
EYES - ROUND 2 (SESSION 3) 19/11/2016 12:00 AM 07:00 AM 7
EYES - ROUND 2 (SESSION 4) 26/11/2016 12:00 AM 07:00 AM 7
EYES - ROUND 2 (SESSION 5) 03/12/2016 12:00 AM 07:00 AM 7

Volunteer Befriender - Wednesdays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

Be part of the group of Volunteer Befrienders who will be visiting seniors in Lengkok Bahru on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 6 out of 9 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 19/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 26/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 02/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 09/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 09:00 AM 02:00 PM 5
Visitation 5 16/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 23/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 30/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

Volunteer Befriender - Thursdays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

Be part of the group of Volunteer Befrienders who will be visiting seniors in Lengkok Bahru on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 10 out of 10 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 20/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 27/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 03/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 10/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 09:00 AM 02:00 PM 5
Visitation 5 17/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 24/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 31/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

Volunteer Befriender - Fridays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

Be part of the group of Volunteer Befrienders who will be visiting seniors in Lengkok Bahru on Fridays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 8 out of 12 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 21/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 28/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 04/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 11/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 09:00 AM 02:00 PM 5
Visitation 5 18/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 25/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 01/09/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

EXCO - Wednesdays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

We are looking for Volunteer Coordinators to partner with the EYES Exco on the following duties:

  • Overall management of VBs on Wednesdays
  • Conducting of debriefs for VBs
  • Participate in the regular visitations and outings together with the VBs

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 2 out of 2 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Volunteer Management, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 19/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 26/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 02/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 09/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 5 16/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 23/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 30/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

EXCO - Thursdays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

We are looking for Volunteer Coordinators to partner with the EYES Exco on the following duties:

  • Overall management of VBs on Thursdays
  • Conducting of debriefs for VBs
  • Participate in the regular visitations and outings together with the VBs

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 4 out of 4 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Volunteer Management, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 20/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 27/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 03/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 10/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 09:00 AM 02:00 PM 5
Visitation 5 17/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 24/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 31/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

EXCO - Fridays

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017
Number of sessions: 11

We are looking for Volunteer Coordinators to partner with the EYES Exco on the following duties:

  • Overall management of VBs on Fridays
  • Conducting of debriefs for VBs
  • Participate in the regular visitations and outings together with the VBs

As an EYES volunteer, you are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory Orientation and Training on 15 July
  • 8 visitations from mid July to mid September (exact dates below)
  • 1 outing with seniors to Hill Street Fire Station on 13 August
  • 1 outing with seniors for a Getai Performance on 10 September
  • 1 social gathering with fellow EYES volunteers on 29 July

Start: 15 Jul 2017 09:00
End: 10 Sep 2017 21:00
Vacancy: 5 out of 5 positions filled
Location: Lengkok Bahru
Skills: Volunteer Management, Befriending

Session List

Session Start Date & Time End Time Duration (hours)
Compulsory Orientation and Training 15/07/2017 09:00 AM 03:00 PM 6
Visitation 1 21/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 2 28/07/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Social Gathering (BBQ) 29/07/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4
Visitation 3 04/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 4 11/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 13/08/2017 09:00 AM 01:00 PM 4
Visitation 5 18/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 6 25/08/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Visitation 7 01/09/2017 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 2
Outing 10/09/2017 05:00 PM 09:00 PM 4

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