RVP feature: Best Buddies Best Buddies seeks to change society's perception of persons with intellectual disabilities by establishing meaningful friendships which, in turn, help the intellectually disabled navigate through life with more confidence and ease.
RVP feature: Best Buddies Best Buddies is a one-to-one befriending programme where one NUS volunteer would be paired up with a beneficiary with mild-intellectual disability from the Association of Persons with Special Needs. We meet up once every month and engage in various interesting activities such as bowling, visiting museum and even volunteering together, where we understand each other better. Apart from that, each pair also hang out on their own to go to places of interest, through which they create lasting and sustainable friendships.
RVP feature: Youth Beacons We plan and facilitate workshops, that focus on developing leadership skills and inculcating moral values in our youths, to enrich character building and guide them as they experience their current phase of life, that is filled with both uncertainties and self-exploration. During our youths' exam period, we would conduct academic supervision sessions, where we help them in their revision. We also plan and execute special sessions, major outings and an annual adventure camp, which emphasize fun in learning.
RVP feature: Youth Beacons Youth Beacons is a leadership development programme for youths (13-18 years old) at low-medium risk of juvenile delinquency. We partner with Care Corner Family Services Centre (Woodlands) to provide a positive role model for the youths to emulate. Volunteers at Youth Beacons are mentors, and more importantly, friends to our youths.
RVP feature: BHID We come up with new themes for every visit. Some of the activities that we did previously includes Arts' and Craft, Station Games and mass activities. Apart from our weekly session, the committee also organises major outings every academic year. Some of the past major activities include Water Games Day and Mooncake making sessions. Join us as a volunteer by liking us on Facebook (link in bio) for our latest updates.
At NUS BHID (Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled), our goals are to befriend the residents, raise awareness for persons with intellectual disabilities and to ensure that residents and volunteers have fun during every visit. ❤
Look what's packing in the clubroom today? It's our new initiative this year! Press on for the upcoming weeks and all the best for your finals! :) #nuscsc #csc #nus
RVP feature: TEACH! Volunteer experience During the regular sessions, I think one of the problems faced would be balancing between being likeable” and carrying out my responsibilities being a volunteer. One of the kids i taught started ignoring me after I told her that we need to revise her work, and at that moment I was conflicted between insisting that she do her revision or not. While forging a good relationship with the child is important, I think the aspect of academic coaching is important as well. One reminder I would like to give myself would be having a good relationship doesn’t mean that you will be “liked” all the time, but rather taking actions in the best interest of the child. Also, I hope to experience what it is like working with children who stay in a Home. I think it is also a good platform to develop my soft skills e.g. how to engage the children, how to befriend them. I hope that I will be able to be a good mentor/friend to the children :) - Abigail
Visit us at our booth in UTown (outside Hwang's) to learn about the volunteering opportunities we offer ✨❤️
RVP feature: TEACH! TEACH! stands for The Educators At Chen Su Lan Home! and it is a one to one tutoring programme. Our volunteers head down to the children’s home every Thursday night to tutor and befriend the beneficiaries who are aged from Primary 1 to Secondary 4. The weekly one hour session is spent teaching the children and get to know more about their school life and friends. We stick to a fixed pairing throughout the semester in order for the volunteers to gain rapport and trust from the children. We wish to be more than mentors to them, and become a friend that they can share their thoughts with during the weekly sessions. Most importantly, even though we may not be professional tutors, we hope to make the best out of the short time with the children, and bring a smile to their faces. ☺️