GIVE TIME/SKILLS

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  - Chinese Proverb

MINDS is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation and we embrace the Many Helping Hands approach as the keystone in the delivery of services to persons with intellectual disability in Singapore. Our schools and centres work closely with the community by welcoming volunteers to help in our programmes, activities and the daily operations.

If you are inspired to help MINDS and our people with intellectual disability, we want you.

Individuals

A.   Regular Volunteers

We need volunteers who can come regularly or at least once a week to help in roles such as:

.   Volunteer Assistant Teachers, who can teach art, music or even swimming;

.   Volunteer Assistant Training Officers, who can support training programmes in the adult     services sector such as our Training & Development Centres.

At times, we also need Volunteer Drivers.

B.   Ad hoc Volunteers

For ad hoc or one-time opportunities, we also look for volunteers who can organise outings, assist in behind-the-scenes work such as administration and building maintenance support.

C.   Professionals

We are also looking for professionals to donate their skills in medicine, food & nutrition, music/art/drama/wellness therapies and dentistry.

Groups

Corporate Groups

If your company is looking for ways to make a difference in the community, while encouraging greater teamwork among employees and giving opportunities to enhance skills development, MINDS has the following opportunities of engagement:

.   Adopting a home, school or centre;

.   Bringing beneficiaries to outings

We are open to any ideas of corporate social responsibility programmes.

 

All volunteers must be 18 years old and above.

For volunteer application, please complete the application form and return to jenniferlee.hq@minds.org.sg

All new volunteers are to attend a mandatory orientation talk scheduled bi-monthly at SIA-MINDS Employment Development Centre Level 6. Please rsvp your attendance by sending an email to josephinetan.hq@minds.org.sg by the stated date.

 

Volunteers Orientation Talk Schedule  1st Half of 2014

Date

Time

RSVP

15 Feb

10am to 12.30pm

10 Feb

19 April

12 April

28 Jun

21 Jun

 

Companies, schools, voluntary groups and organisations who are keen to explore possibilities of partnerships and collaborations, please contact our Manager, Volunteer and Donor Management at jenniferlee.hq@minds.org.sg