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Project Home Sweet Home
Sunday, November 11th 2018
9.30am - 1pm (GMT+08:00) / 3 hours 30 minutes
26 Reviews
Blk 10 Jln Kukoh, #04-55, Singapore 162010
We love the idea of distributing goodie packs to less priviledged families and elderly to tide through a month or so. But we @ The Volunteer Switchboard have decided to take this up a notch. So read on!

We believe in the notion that “everyone should make an effort to give back to society in whatever way possible, however small.” So to achieve that, we are partnering with the younger families for the packing and distribution of food to the elderly in their own neighbourhood! This will happen after we spend the morning interacting with the younger families at Jalan Kukoh. And by doing so, we hope that these families can get to know their elderly neighbours a little better from the distribution exercise, and forge stronger bonds between them.

This time, we are adding a new element to Home Sweet Home - bringing the elderly out for some kopi and chit chat session. And we need your help to make this happen! There will be 2 groups of volunteers:
Group 1 will be helping with the regular part of programme,
Group 2 will be helping us with the kopi sessions! Details on your role and responsibilities described below. There will be a briefing to make it more digestible too.

PLEASE NOTE THAT volunteers registering on 26 Oct 2018 and onwards will be assigned to help in Group 2.


YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER
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Group 1:
- Be punctual. We will be having a briefing for all volunteers at 9:45 am on what to expect.
- Engage and interact with the residents.
- Assist resident volunteers in packing and distribution of supplies.
- Introduce items to senior recipient families.
- Check with recipient families on supplies from the previous months.
- Be the eyes and ears for the community.
- Assist in activities (if any) planned for the residents.
- Most importantly: Do not be shy & HAVE FUN! Chat with the seniors!


Group 2:
- Be punctual. We will be having a briefing for all volunteers at 9:45 am on what to expect.
- Knocking doors to invite our elderly in the community for coffee and some kueh
- Assist some of the elderly with mobility issues to the coffee shop and back home with the heavy goodie bags
- Interact with the elderly and make new friends with them! <3
- Most importantly: Do not be shy & HAVE FUN! Chat with the seniors!


EVENT FORMAT
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Group 1:
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Volunteer registration and take attendance
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM - Briefing for volunteers on what to expect and instructions
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Packing of goodie bags
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Distribution of goodie bags in groups
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM - Debrief and wrap up

Group 2:
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Volunteer registration and take attendance
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM - Briefing for volunteers on what to expect and instructions
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Heading out to invite the elderly for coffee session in TEAMS. You may need to assist some of the elderly on wheel chairs or with walking aids
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Chit chat, have coffee with the elderly @ the coffee shop nearby with the rest of volunteers and elderly
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Help the elderly with the goodie bags
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - Debrief and wrap up

NOTES
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The gathering point at 930 AM would be on Level 4. Block 10 Jln Kukoh

REGISTRATION POLICY
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- Events are subject to changes or cancellation at anytime prior to event.
- Should there be any changes about the event , registered and waitlist volunteers will be notified via email.
- Each volunteer registration allows a maximum of 5 people. We would highly encourage each individual to register for their account as the system would send an automated reminder to the registered email. If you are coming in a group bigger than 5, please have another friend to register. This will help to update the volunteer count and the community know which event needs more volunteers.
- Volunteers are highly encouraged to update your registration if there are changes to your attendance. And you can help the us anticipate the number of volunteers turning up, and how many more to recruit.