Volunteering with Infant Jesus Homes and Children’s Centres (IJHCC)

IJHCC serves children and youth from diverse racial groups and religions. They are looking to fill the following volunteer roles to extend the work they do.
Roles:

  1. Graphics Designer (ability to work from home)
    • design poster/pamphlets or brochure.
  2. Operations Support (Galilee Centre – Blk 641, #01-800, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, S’pore 560641) 
    • support staff to manage operational needs at Galilee Centre’s outreach services every Saturdays (9am to 12pm).
    • includes opening, closing of centre and enforcing safe-management measures.
    • manage safety of children and SOP of parents/ visitors.
    • ability to work independently with minimal supervision by staff. On-job-training will be provided.
    • matured personality to handle difficult situations.
  3. Guitar/ Ukulele Instructor (Galilee Centre/ Agape Village)
    • experienced in teaching children (ukulele) and youth (guitar) preferred.
    • instructor should be able to plan the curriculum for the musical instrument class.
    • for Ukulele Instructor, preferably can provide ukulele for the students. 
    • available on Saturdays (preferably in the afternoon).
  4. Homework Coach (Galilee Centre)
    • familiar with current primary school curriculum.
    • ability to provide coaching for preferably English and Maths or Chinese.
    • primary needs are on Saturdays (10.30am to 12pm) and limited needs for weekday afternoons (1.30pm to 5pm).
    • assist with student care help. 
  5. Door-to-door Outreach (one-off, on Saturday – Postponed till further notice)
    • to conduct door-to-door survey about the support/ needs required by residents living in a few HDB blocks nearby Church of Christ the King.
    • surveys will be conducted in pairs.  

Requirement (for volunteer roles #1 to #4 above):

  1. Commitment of at least 6 months or longer.
  2. To be in regular communication with IJHCC staff on volunteer role and deliverables.
  3. Interested volunteers will be assess by staff of IJHCC of suitability before confirming volunteer role and engagement. 

For enquiries:
Name: Trina Chia
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6459 4801

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Youth Will Find a Way

In 2012, *Jane was running around with undesirable peer groups and had a poor relationship with her mother. She came from an unstable background as her parents were divorced and she was staying in a one-room rental flat with her mother and maternal grandmother. Her mother had to take on two jobs to make ends meet.

A youth worker engaged with Jane and worked with her for two years by initially introducing her to YouthReach’s dance programme. Jane got to know a group of other girls of similar backgrounds who were also searching for direction in their lives. On a weekly basis, these girls would meet at the YouthReach Centre and learnt dance from a volunteer dance instructor.

Over time, the girls formed a close bond and started to support one another. They discussed their struggles during group sharing sessions and celebrated their successes through their dance performances. As a result, their self-esteem and confidence grew as they began to feel good about themselves. Eventually all the girls moved on to continue with their tertiary education.

Jane, who will turn 18 in November this year, has done very well. Accepting the help provided by volunteer tutors, she prepared for the ‘O’ levels and successfully secured a place in a polytechnic. Now, a second-year student in a polytechnic, Jane is a beneficiary of a corporate sponsorship which supports her education expenses.

The relationship between Jane and her mother has also improved as they benefitted from the individual and family counselling sessions offered to them. YouthReach’s case worker has assisted them to apply for financial assistance from various community resources and helped her mother to budget and manage their expenses better.

It is tough to be a youth today as they deal with a host of struggles. But with help, these youths will be able to find their way and achieve their goals.

For more than 70 years, Boys’ Town has been caring for children and youth in need. YouthReach, started in 2010, serves youth, both boys and girls, who have fallen through the cracks. The youth outreach centre caters to over 400 at-risk youth between the ages of 10 to 24 in Tampines and Toa Payoh. Its motto is that no one should be left behind, staying true to the Montfortian conviction that “those whom the world rejects must move you the most”.

The team engages youth through street outreach, interest-based programmes and referrals for counselling and case management. www.boystown.org.sg

Boys’ Town Flag Day

Volunteer Recruitment!
We appeal for volunteers to be our Flag Day Ambassadors to help us on our Flag Day. We are raising funds for our programmes, services and maintenance of Boys’ Town’s facilities, and to raise awareness for our cause. Boys’ Town helps children and youth in need who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Be a part of this meaningful event!

Minimum Age: 15 years old