Befrienders for People With Disabilities (PWDs) and Caregivers

As part of promoting self-care, ABLE is recruiting volunteers (aged 25 years and above) with the following qualities to support the following programmes.

Qualities/ Disposition:

  • Empathy, compassion (not pity)
  • Active listening skills
  • Humility, befriendee-first
  • Seeing PWDs as equal persons, not charity cases or something to “improve”
  • Patience & flexibility
  • Discretion to observe confidentiality
  1. P2P Befrienders for Care Recipients
    Befriend care recipients (persons with physical challenges) on a one-on-one basis at ABLE’s Respite Centre.
    Commitment period: More than 6 months
    Day/ time: every Mondays from 10am
    Duration per session: 1½ hrs
    Skills required: Active listening, good communication skill
    Venue: Agape Village (7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh Singapore 319264)
  2. Caregiver Support Group (via Zoom)
    Plan curriculum and run the support group. This support group is for family caregivers of persons with disability. The support group also serves as a place for caregivers to hear from each other and to support each other in their times of difficulty.
  3. Cooking/ Baking Volunteer Trainer for Caregivers (via Zoom)
    Volunteer is required to plan and execute creative recipes which can be completed within an hour.

Additional details for volunteer roles 2 and 3:

  • Commitment period: Once a week (afternoon) for cycles of 8 weeks (= 6 months)
  • Sessions held online via Zoom.
  • Conversational Mandarin/dialect (good to have, not required).
  • Attitude: Positivity and cheerfulness

Please click here with the subject title “Volunteering with ABLE” to indicate your interest to volunteer with ABLE.

Register as new volunteer.