“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

I am only one person and cannot befriend the ageing population alone. There is a need for more volunteers, so I’m raising awareness through writing and recruitment projects!

Please share if you find these useful and let me know if you have any ideas/feedback!

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My Volunteering Journey

This is my main document to share my personal experiences and to interest more people in volunteering.

My Volunteering Journey 1603: The latest version! (Mar 16)
My Volunteering Journey – Miscellaneous Questions 1603: Subsections which do not fit in the main document, but are still related to volunteering! (Mar 16)
Volunteering FAQ 1508: The original document, known as Volunteering FAQ. (Aug 15)

Other projects

Project ReKINDle: My Positive Psychology project, which consists of interventions to reduce and prevent burnout among Special Education teachers. (Apr 18)
No Man Is An Island: My Research Writing assignment which identified the relationship and mechanisms between social interaction and emotional health. (Mar 17)
Volunteering Quotes/Lyrics: Volunteering advertisements based on quotes/lyrics! (Facebook album)
Elderly Stories: My elderly’s stories and advice, and how I have learned from them. (Facebook album)
Scenery: Promoting environmentalism is a type of volunteering that anyone can do! (Facebook album)
MOE Letter: A letter to MOE, recommending changes to community service systems in schools. (Apr 16)
MOE Meeting Points: The main points of an informal meeting with MOE after I sent them the letter. (May 16)
Statistics: Statistics on the ageing population and volunteering situation in Singapore. (Jun 16)
HCIS Recruitment: Slides for a volunteer recruitment presentation at my old school. (Jul 16)

Other resources

Here are some resources about loneliness, how elderly befrienders help and volunteering in general!

Silver Pages and SilverSchemes (Available assistance for elderly)
What does it feel like to be old and alone? (4 min video)
And So They Say – About Growing Old (5 min video)
More seniors in Singapore taking own lives (Straits Times article)
The Story of Lions Befrienders (3 min video)
Silra Home MV! (Joy Gathering 20th anniversary song)
OneSizeDoesNotFitAll (NVPC volunteer engagement guide)
My Father Tongue eBook (Dialect guide)
The Good Catalogue (Inspiring volunteer stories)

Future Projects

VMax: I am planning to create a social enterprise which connects schools to volunteer organisations, and ensure effective community service programs through planning, coordination, facilitation and guided reflection. Contact me if you would like to get involved!
Psychology Applications: I will share what I have learned in Psychology in relation to how volunteers can serve more effectively. This will also be a form of revision!