Opportunities in Toa Payoh

Befriender (SAC TP)

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • Opportunity to engage seniors via face-to-face  interaction every fortnight or once a month to prevent social isolation,  monitor senior's well-being, and provide socioemotional support.

Volunteer Specifications

  • Preferably 21 years old and above (Students, Working Adults/ Retired Adults)

  • No specific gender

Skills

  • Able to converse well with seniors in English/Mandarin.

  • Knowledge of dialects will be good - Malay or Tamil speaking volunteers can engage minority seniors.

  • Experience in Befriending is ideal, but not necessary.

  • Be patient, polite, and sensitive to the needs of seniors, and be able to discern the right and appropriate conversation topics.

  • Good organization skills - able to complete online feedback form within 24 hours after engagement with senior.

  • Responsible and accountable for the tasks assigned.

Other Requirements

  • Strict adherence to: 1m social distance, put on masks during engagement and sanitize hand before and after the engagement.

  • Engagement to be adhere to AIC advisory.

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays and Weekends

Toa Payoh
Senior Activity Centre at TP5/TP62B/TP106/TP149/TP170

10 Volunteers Needed

Care Assistant

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description


- Welcoming seniors clients upon arrival at the entrance and escorting seniors out of centre upon departure.

-Assist  on temperature screening & recording, Safe-entry check-in & out  and manual entry records of clients, family members and visitors.

-Assist seniors into senior daycare section or waiting area of rehab section

Mon - Fri
AM: 8.30-10.30am
PM: 2.30-4.30pm
(1 person per shift)

Volunteer Specifications

- All ages are welcome (volunteers aged 18 and below require parental consent)

- Both genders are welcome

- Comfortable with assisting seniors

Regular (>3 months)

Weekday

Toa Payoh
Care Corner Active Ageing Hub @ Toa Payoh West

2 Volunteers needed

Adeline Tan
81285004
adelinetangg@carecorner.org.sg

Counsellor

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description:

  • Care Corner Singapore is looking for volunteer counsellors to be part of our CAREtalyst Pro Bono Programme.

  • The volunteer will be stationed at one of our centres and offer counselling services to existing or new service users.

Volunteer Specifications:

  • Minimum Master degree counselling from SAC recognised institution

  • Able to commit at least 12 month

  • Maturity and professionalism

  • Proficient in at least one language and best with a second language

Regular (>3 months)
Appointment Basis

Weekdays

Woodlands
Queenstown
Toa Payoh
Tampines

27 Volunteers Needed

Amy Tan
Contact: 69783609
Email: amytan@carecorner.org.sg

Elderly Befriender/Mentoring/Medical & Non medical escorts (Malay and Tamil speaking)

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • Will need to conduct home visits/Medical Escort

  • Ad-Hoc activities: non-medical escorts services

Volunteer Specifications

  • Age: 17 and above

  • Gender: Both

  • Experience: Basic befriending skills. Comfortable speaking to Seniors. Committed and has accountability (i.e. respond timely back caseworker)

  • Skills: Basic literacy - writing

  • Fluent in Tamil / Malay (No certification required)

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays
Minimum service: 1 - 2 times per month. (1 hours per session, exclude travelling to and fro)
At least 1 training before commencing session.

Toa Payoh, Potong Pasir, Upper Macpherson

8 Volunteers Needed

Adeline Tan
81285004
Adelinetangg@carecorner.org.sg

Kitchen Helper

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description


-Assist in preparing and serving meal(s) to seniors

-Assist seniors on returning and cleaning tableware after meal(s)

-During meal, assist to watch out for any senior's request and inform staff if need be.

Tue - Fri
8-10am (2 volunteers each covering for at least 2 days)

Volunter Specifications

- All ages are welcome (volunteers aged 18 and below require parental consent)

- Both genders are welcome

- Comfortable with assisting seniors

Commitment:
- Able to commit for at least 2 months

Regular (>3 months)

Weekday

Toa Payoh
Care Corner Active Ageing Hub @ Toa Payoh West

2 Volunteers Needed

Medical Escort

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

Assist seniors for their medical appointments on adhoc basis or as per senior's appointment dates with Polyclinic/Hospital. 

Volunteer Specifications

  • Preferably 21 years old and above (Student/Working Adults/ Retired Adults)

  • No specific gender

  • Preferably staying around Toa Payoh area, especially for adhoc doctor visits to GPs, if needed by senior

Skills

  • Comfortable interacting with seniors face to face.

  • Able  to converse well with seniors in English/Mandarin, knowledge of dialects  will be good. Malay or Tamil speaking volunteers will be good to engage  minority seniors.

  • Be observant and report any unusual behavior or situation during medical appointment.

  • Physically fit, able to push a wheelchair.

  • Able to spend 2-4 hours or longer with senior for each appointment.

  • Good organizational skills - be able to complete online feedback form within 24 hours of engagement with senior.

  • Responsible and accountable for the tasks assigned.

Ad-hoc

Weekday

Toa Payoh

5 Volunteers Needed

Neighbour Cares

Volunteer Centre @ Toa Payoh

Volunteer Role Description:

  • To eyeball isolated seniors and ensure their safety (5 units on a weekly or fortnightly basis)

  • Report findings and observations after each home visit using a simple form

Volunteer Specifications:

  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with seniors.

  • Has volunteering experience in engaging seniors in a community setting.

  • Preferably stays near or in Toa Payoh

Able to commit once a week (Subject to volunteer's availability)
Able to commit for training session

Weekdays
Weekends

Toa Payoh

Any No. of Volunteers

Cheong Jun Jie
Contact: 9113 6083
Email: cheongjunjie@carecorner.org.sg

Phone Befriender (SAC TP)

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • Opportunity to engage seniors via phone conversation in order to monitor their well-being and provide socioemotional support.

  • Each senior to receive 1 phone call once a week or once every 2 weeks.

Volunteer Specifications

  • Prefer 20 years old and above (Students, Working Adults/ Retired Adults)

- Open to uni students that are keen to engage seniors because they love elderlies, not because of a need to fulfill project requirements.

  • No specific gender

Skills

  • Able to converse well with seniors in English/Mandarin,  knowledge of dialects will be good. Malay or Tamil speaking volunteers  will be good to engage minority seniors.

  • Good organization skills - able to complete online feedback form within 24 hours after engagement with senior.

  • Responsible and accountable to tasks assigned.

Other Requirements

  • Own phone to contact seniors and internet access to submit online form

Weekday and Weekend

Toa Payoh
Senior Activity Centre at TP5/TP62B/TP149

5 Volunteers Needed

Programme Planning Support

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

The Active Ageing  Hub @ Toa Payoh East is looking to partner with volunteers in organising  programmes and activities for its daycare clients*.

In  this role, the volunteer will expand the current programme offerings  and enrich the seniors' lives further during their time in the daycare.

We  welcome volunteers to organise programmes and activities on any weekday  from 2pm onwards. Each programme is advised to last about 1hr - 1.5hrs.

*The daycare clients comprise a mix of seniors with mild to moderate dementia and those without dementia

Volunteer Specifications

- All ages are welcome (volunteers below 18 years old require parental consent)
- Both genders are welcome

Skills Required:
- Able to speak Mandarin and/or Chinese Dialects
- Able to design programmes and activities
- Comfortable interacting with seniors

Commitment:
- Able to commit for at least 3 months

Regular (>3 months)

Weekday

Toa Payoh
Blk 261A Toa Payoh East #01-03

1 Volunteer Needed

Adeline Tan
81285004
adelinetangg@carecorner.org.sg

Programme Support (SAC TP)

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • To assist the team during weekly  programmes, e.g. art workshops, games sessions etc. Interact with  seniors and encourage participation/ engagement.

  • Volunteer may be required to assist in bringing items to seniors at their homes (ration distribution exercise).

  • Volunteer  may be required to assist seniors to come to the Senior Activity  Centre, e.g. fetch and send seniors on wheelchair to the centre for  activities.

  • Volunteers may be required to call seniors to remind them of their classes/workshops/ration collection dates.

Volunteer Specifications

  • Preferably 21 years old and above.

  • Able to converse in local languages (e.g. English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) or dialects (e.g. Cantonese, Hokkien, etc.)

  • Physically fit

Skills

  • Proactive with good interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with seniors.

  • Have volunteering experience in engaging seniors in a community setting.

  • Good organization skills, responsible and accountable to tasks assigned.

Other Requirements

  • Strict adherence to: 1m social distance, put on masks during engagement and sanitize hand before and after engagement.

Regular (>3 months)

Weekday

Toa Payoh
Senior Activity Centre @TP5/TP62B/TP106/TP149/TP170

11 Volunteers Needed

Ration Distribution Support (SAC TP)

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • To assist in ration distribution to seniors with  mobility issues (Every 2nd Wednesday of the month or every 1st Thursday  of the month).

Volunteer Specifications

  • Preferably 21 years old and above.

  • Able to converse in local languages (e.g. English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) or dialects (e.g. Cantonese, Hokkien, etc.)

  • Physically fit

Skills

  • Proactive with good interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with seniors.

  • Have volunteering experience in engaging seniors in a community setting.

  • Good organization skills, responsible and accountable to tasks assigned.

Other Requirements

  • Strict adherence to: 1m social distance, put on masks during engagement and sanitize hand before and after engagement.

Regular (>3 months)

Weekday

Toa Payoh
Senior Activity Centre at TP62B/TP106

4 Volunteers Needed

Surveyor for Community Needs Assessment

Care Corner

Volunteer Role Description

  • Door knocking to seniors staying within the targeted block to do a short survey on the needs and strength of seniors.

Volunteer Specifications

  • Age: 18 and above

  • Gender: Both

  • Experience: For 18 to 21 years old preferably gerontology and/or social work trained.

  • Skills: Basic literacy - writing and/or read, able to use phone/tablet to fill up forms, able to engage basic conversation with seniors.

  • Minimum service: Preferably to be able to volunteer At least 2-3 times after training

  • At least 1 training before commencing field work.

  • Language: English/Mandarin/Malay/Tamil/Dialects

Project Basis
Weekday Availability (8.30am - 6pm)
Weekend Availability (9 am - 1pm)

Weekdays and Weekends

Toa Payoh

20 Volunteers Needed

Adeline Tan
81285004
adelinetangg@carecorner.org.sg

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