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Volunteers from large corporations, small medium enterprises, public agencies, schools and grounds-up groups commit to giving their time meaningfully to the cause they believe in. What is yours?
Employees from Barclays volunteer as physical education facilitators (PE) buddies to students with special needs at APSN Katong School.
"This structured volunteering programme provided the opportunity for students to interact with the volunteers during Physical Education lessons. Together, they participated in endurance-building activities, relay and ball games, where students improve interpersonal skills, develop physical fitness and experience joy."
- Sam Lee, APSN Katong School, 3 Acting HOD (Student-Management, PE, CCA)
Service users from SPD enjoy outings via public transport with the help of volunteers from the Land Transport Authority (LTA)
"Due to our busy schedules and lifestyle, we tend to overlook those in need and take things for granted. I've learnt to be more considerate and mindful towards those who really need our help in society."
- Steve Sim, Volunteer, LTA
ACS (I) students volunteer as befrienders to vulnerable seniors supported by Lions Befrienders
"We learnt that inside the heart of every senior, there is a younger spirit dwelling within that is always reaching out and always optimistic"
- Ryan Soh, Student Volunteer, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Richard Wee roped in his friends from his martial arts class to volunteer with Children's Cancer Foundation. He designs Funfit classes to improve the motor skills and confidence of children recovering from cancer.
"The kids are full of life and every moment spent with them is worth it. They are all the motivation one needs. For me, it's not them needing us but us needing them to bring out the child in us"
- Manoranjan Mishra, Volunteer