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Home Sweet Home
Sunday, September 12th 2021
9.30am - 1pm (GMT+08:00) / 3 hours 30 minutes
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Blk 10 Jln Kukoh, #04-55, Singapore 162010
(1) ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
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We love the idea of distributing goodie packs to less privileged 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 interactive activities including a goodie distribution exercise, and forge stronger bonds between them.

(2) PRE EVENT MATTERS
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Please check your email for before the event (including your spam folder).
(i) A pre-event briefing recording and information deck will be sent 5 days before the event. There will be some pre-event matters that all volunteers need to be prepared for.
(ii) Your groupings and reporting time will be confirmed on the Saturday before the event.
(iii) Please read the Section (6) below before registering
Also, we would seek your patience to give us time to respond with the dynamic situation that we have to operate in! Thank you very very much!

(3) YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER
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- Watch the pre-event briefing (recording will be sent to you)
- Know and complete the things pre-event to-dos (information will be sent to you via email)
- Be punctual so that volunteers in the same group can start on time
- 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!


(4) EVENT FORMAT
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9:30 AM to 12:15 PM (4 Reporting Times)
- Volunteer registration and take attendance in your respective group
- Briefing for volunteers on what to expect and instructions
- Packing of goodies
- Heading out to distribute goodies and chat with the seniors (topics of the month)

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
- Debrief and wrap up


(5) REPORTING TIME AND PLACE
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There will be staggered reporting time and designated reporting places. Volunteers will be designated a group/reporting time instead of the standard 9:30 AM reporting time. It will look something like this:

Group - Reporting Time
1 - 09:30 AM
2 - 10:00 AM
3 - 10:15 AM
4 - 10:30 AM

The reporting place will be on Level 4. Block 10 Jln Kukoh. Look out for signages for your desginated reporting space (different groups are assigned different void decks) and meet your group facilitators there!


(6) REGISTRATION POLICY
Information you need to know and provide
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- Please provide us with the following details in your registration comments:
> Volunteers Full Names: As part of national guidelines, would require volunteer names as per their NRIC/Passport. Please indicate your name as per NRIC/Passport on your registration and for all of your volunteer buddies you are registering for in the comments section of the registration form. E.g. if you have registered for 5 pax, you will need provide 5 names (as per the volunteer’s NRIC, no need for NRIC number) as every volunteer participating in the event needs to be accounted for.
> Children as Volunteers/Parent consent form: In view of COVID19 situation, VSB highly recommends children or people of vulnerable groups (e.g. seniors above 60 years old, but not limited to) to be staying at home as much as possible. This is also in line with the guidelines of the national agency. Hence, parental consent is applicable to volunteers below the age of 18 years as of the date of event registration. A parental consent form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and either submitted to VSB in advance on the day of duty. Please let us know if you need a copy of this consent form and we will send you a copy.
> Volunteers in the same household: If any of your volunteer buddy stays in the same household, please let us know who they are and we will try our veryyyyyyy best to group in you in the same group. We will appreciate your understanding that we are trying our best to group in the same household in the same team as a priority first and the size limits we can have in one group with some safety measures we can have in one group.
> As we take safety of our volunteers very seriously, we would appreciate if you could provide the above in a timely fashion. Incomplete particulars provided may affect your participation in the event registered.

- Events and registration are subject to changes or cancellation at any time 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. So you can help waitlisted volunteers to fill your place to reach out to the seniors that were originally assigned to yourself.