Two volunteer roles:
Volunteers are trained to co-facilitate artistic workshops for older persons and build a supportive community for participants.
What our volunteers say:
Reaping the rewards of volunteering
Maria Koh, 68
Para-counsellor & HOA facilitator
“By helping people, I also get to learn a lot from the oldies such as remedies for a sore throat! They have years of experience and they will tell you to try all kinds of things. Some of these can't be found in books and sometimes, they do work.”
Never too old to volunteer
Chiew Sim, 65
“It is good for the old folks to come down and spend a few hours being active, meeting and talking to other people. Otherwise the day is very long for them and it is dreary. I make many new friends here too!”
Asked if she will ever slow down, she replied animatedly, “I will do this until I can’t do it anymore!”
Volunteer Training Course
Recruitment for the current Volunteer Training Course has closed. If you are interested in volunteering as a para-counsellor, please indicate your interest using this contact form. We look forward to having you!
What Participants Say
I really enjoyed the course and it was very interactive. The training put us in the shoes of the elderly. I feel empowered as a befriender.
I learnt about the definition of helping, the emphasis on process and not outcome. I also learnt about accepting and respecting the elderly despite their past behaviour.
I gained deeper understanding about common concerns of elderly, and learnt about boundaries and the likely issues we may encountered during our visits.