Volunteer programmes

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CAN Carers | SAC Volunteer | Volunteer Befriender | Photographer / Videographer

Lions Befrienders also offers a host of volunteering opportunities for those keen to assist in centre related activities. We welcome volunteers who can share their skills and engage seniors in activities such as making handicrafts, performing simple exercises, teaching languages, supporting centre activities and fundraising.

Be a CAN Carer

Join us as Caring Assistance from Neighbours (CAN) carers to help vulnerable and socially isolated seniors! Your help will include:

  • Visiting vulnerable seniors at their homes (up to three times a week)
  • Working with the staff to promote the seniors’ overall well-being by monitoring and reminding them to take their medication and go for medical appointments, as well as ad-hoc running of errands, etc
  • Alerting staff of any signs of changes in the seniors’ well-being (e.g. signs of health deterioration, depression, etc)
  • Providing emotional and social support

Benefits

  • Training opportunities
  • Self-enrichment (e.g. gaining knowledge and skills in caring for seniors)
  • Satisfaction in making a difference to vulnerable seniors in our society
  • Making new friends

Register as a CAN Carer

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Be a SAC Volunteer

As a SAC volunteer,  you can help in these ways:

  • Coordinating and conducting activities in the centre
  • Befriending and conversing with seniors
  • Helping to ensure the safety of seniors during outings
  • Escorting vulnerable seniors to and from their homes to the centre for activities/outings

Register as a SAC Volunteer

If you are keen to make a difference in the seniors’ lives, please contact our staff at the respective SACs or fill in the form below.

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Be a Volunteer Befriender

A befriender is a volunteer, who conducts weekly home visits. We are always seeking like-minded individuals to join our family and help relieve the loneliness and isolation of our seniors.

Criteria

  • 18 years old & above (those below 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or relative)
  • Ability to converse in Chinese dialects, Malay or Tamil is an advantage
  • Able to commit on a long term basis for weekly home visits
  • Keen to interact with seniors

Desired Traits of A Befriender

  • Have a desire to make a difference for the seniors
  • Willing to commit time and effort
  • Have the passion for working with seniors
  • Patient, understanding & compassionate

Befriender Commitment, Responsibilities and Benefits

FOR THE BEFRIENDERS

  • Sense of self-satisfaction from engaging in meaningful voluntary work
  • Opportunity to learn from and serve the members of the ageing population while gaining a better understanding of various ageing and health issues
  • Relevant development and training opportunities to upgrade befriending skills
  • Participation in regular activities/gatherings for volunteers
  • Invitation to our annual Appreciation & Awards dinner

FOR THE SENIORS:

  • Relieving the loneliness of the seniors by becoming their friend and providing psycho-emotional support
  • Helping the seniors to continue living in their homes for as long as they can
  • Improve interpersonal communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Weekly home visits to seniors’ residence
  • Provide social and psycho-emotional support to seniors
  • Submit visit reports (check-call reports) to Befriender Executive regularly
  • Inform Befriender Executive if seniors shows unusual behaviour such as signs of depression, abuse, suicidal tendencies, or for any urgent matter so that professional help can be sought

Be a Volunteer Photographer

Everyone can take a picture of anything in this world, but not anyone can evoke stories through images. We are looking for passionate individuals with a flair of storytelling through imagery and an eye to do more than merely documenting people, places and events.

Your photos record a gamut of feelings and raw emotions of our seniors – happy, sad, surprise, joy and et cetera.

With your camera, you ‘speak’ for the isolated seniors within the community through your lens, creativity and imagination. Even more importantly, through your visual narratives of hope, it brings out a compassionate society of care and concern.

 
Criteria
  • Available for project basis (e.g. approx. one month)
  • Keen to interact with seniors
  • Must have own editing software and editing skills
 
What you’ll do
  • Document and capture images of feelings, emotions and reality
  • Take ownership of your artwork and to grow it into a sustainable social cause

*Who we want is someone who can advocate for a good cause. Essentially, you are everything, but someone who takes publication for
LB or marketing purposes. We are seeking more than shots of handshakes and grand appearances of VIPs. Even the most spectacular
photos/videos can trigger nothing if devoid of emotion

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Be a Volunteer Videographer

If you have what it takes to tell vivid stories through the lens, here is an opportunity to do so. We appeal to passionate people who can appreciate a compelling story that flows; truth over myth and white over black. Responsible reporting is necessary to inspire hope across generations. As a videographer, your camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It can remember things, small or big, long after anyone has forgotten.

Even more importantly, with a human touch, your visual artwork has the capacity to influence and make a lasting impact on the community towards seniors living in isolation.

Criteria
  • Available for project basis (e.g. approx. one month)
  • Keen to interact with seniors
  • Must have own editing software and editing skills
What you’ll do
  • Document and capture images of feelings, emotions and reality
  • Take ownership of your artwork and to grow it into a sustainable social cause

*Who we want is someone who can advocate for a good cause. Essentially, you are everything, but someone who takes publication for
LB or marketing purposes. We are seeking more than shots of handshakes and grand appearances of VIPs. Even the most spectacular
photos/videos can trigger nothing if devoid of emotion.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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