Seniors Befriender

The Seniors Befriending Services aim to bring hope, love and care to the seniors who are staying in the selected nursing homes and within the community.

Through regular visits, our teams of volunteers seek to befriend and provide a listening ear and practical help to the seniors from the various communities, namely Love & Care (LC) Nursing Home and the Old Airport Road (OAR) community. We also organise meaningful events and activities during the festive seasons such as Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day, Mid-Autumn and Christmas to celebrate with the seniors.

Beneficiaries

  • Seniors and their families

Your Role as a Volunteer

  • To befriend the seniors and provide emotional and mental support to the seniors
  • To provide a listening ear and make necessary referral to address their needs/issues

Criteria for Volunteer

  • Passion and love for the seniors
  • Proficient in at least Mandarin/Malay or Dialects
  • Selected volunteers are required to attend a training session

Frequency

  • Once a month

Other Information

  • CCS provides the platform for students to serve under the Community Involvement Programme (CIP). Contact our staff for more details.

Food Care Volunteer

The Food Care Programme was started in March 2013 with the aim of helping needy families who are facing financial difficulties.

Through this programme, the families are able to obtain food and daily necessities at no cost. To date, over 20 needy families have benefitted from this programme. Apart from providing the food pack, the programme also hopes to give additional social and emotional support to them through the volunteers.

Beneficiaries

  • Families/Individuals who are found to be in financial difficulties upon assessment

Your Role as a Volunteer

  • To purchase food and daily necessities, and deliver to the needy families every month
  • To befriend, love and bring encouragement to the families

Criteria for Volunteer

  • Above 25 years old and are responsible, mature and of good character
  • Selected volunteers are required to undergo an interview, attend a compulsory training session and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Frequency

  • Once a month

Youth Mentor

The Youth Mentoring programme aims to reach out to youths from underprivileged families or are found to be ‘at-risk’.

It is catered for all students aged from 10 to 18 years old, and to provide the social and emotional mentoring support to them as they journey through their schooling years.

Your Role as a Volunteer

  • To act as positive role models for the youths and to befriend, support and encourage them through social activities and interactions

Criteria for Volunteer

  • Above 18 years old and are responsible, mature and of good character
  • Selected volunteers are required to undergo an interview, attend a compulsory training session and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Frequency

  • Mentor: Weekly phone contact and monthly meetings over a period of six months

Content Developer
Trainer
Facilitator

Family Life Education covers workshop topics that are applicable to families, parents, couples, youths and seniors with focus on key values to building a healthy family system.

These programmes aim to impart knowledge and soft skills to children/youth by developing them to become socially responsible adults, and to equip adults/parents with the knowledge to build their marriages, nurture their children effectively and strengthen their family relationships.

Your Role as a Volunteer

  • Conduct/facilitate talks and workshops at schools or in the community
  • Content developer will help to research and develop content for family life education topics.

Criteria for Volunteer

Content Developer
  • Possess the skills to review and develop existing topics
  • It will be based on a project basis to work on a particular topic/content.
  • Able to research and develop new topics/issues in the area of youth and family developmental needs
Trainers & Facilitators
  • Possess knowledge and relevant experience in the specific topic
  • Able to present/facilitate discussions and communicate effectively with children/youths or adult participants

Frequency

Trainers & Facilitators
  • For students: One-time session or weekly lessons over a few months during school hours
  • For parents/adults: One-time session, usually on Saturdays

The Barn/CornerStore Volunteer

The Barn is a volunteer-run thrift shop that sells pre-loved goods like clothing, accessories, household appliances and other miscellaneous items.

It aims to assist the poor and needy in the community by making consumer goods available to them at an affordable cost. All stocks are donated by members of the public, and proceeds that are received from the shop will be channelled to fund the various welfare programmes by Cornerstone Community Services.

The CornerStore is a place where the community gets to rest and connect with one another over refreshments and snacks.

Beneficiaries

  • Community and low-wage workers

Your Role as a Volunteer

  • To interact with customers
  • To assist in the daily sales and operations
  • To sort and price items for The Barn
  • To prepare food and drinks for The CornerStore

Criteria for Volunteer

  • Passion to serve the community
  • Responsible, mature and of good character
  • Selected volunteers are required to undergo an interview and attend a compulsory training session

Frequency

  • Weekend volunteer: once a month
  • Weekday volunteer: once a week

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