[Register Interest] UPLIFT Family Befriender Recruitment


[Register Interest] UPLIFT Family Befriender Recruitment
By The Social Service Office (SSO)

ABOUT
  • If you are keen to become a friend to families of children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, UPLIFT wants you! Join us today!

    UPLIFT is an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to strengthen support for students from disadvantaged family backgrounds.

    The UPLIFT Community Pilot in Kreta Ayer, Boon Lay and Woodlands seeks to match the needs of disadvantaged students and their families to local programmes and resources, through a Town-Level Coordinator (TLC) stationed in the Social Service Office (SSO).

    We are calling for individuals (preferably age 35 and above) who enjoy interacting with people to sign up as a family befriender. Once selected, the TLC will arrange opportunities for you to visit a family regularly and support them as a family friend over this one-year project. Prior experience and skills are not needed as training will be provided after confirmation.

    We will be hosting two Zoom Q&A sessions for you to find out more about this volunteering opportunity. Please register your interest for the E-Q&A session via this link: https://go.gov.sg/p7j40d

    Session Details:
    Dates: Jul 16 2020 and Jul 23 2020 (Thursday)
    Time: 07:30PM - 08:30PM 

    Kindly note that by applying for this position, you have given consent to MSF to conduct background verification on your application. 


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UPLIFT Family Befriender

  • Offer a listening ear
  • Understand and monitor the student's and family's needs, challenges and progress
  • Offer practical help (e.g assist family to fill-up application forms, explain support programmes available, and provide translation etc.)
  • Able to commit to monthly home visits and fortnightly phone contact for at least 6 months.

Please take note that the project is for 1 year (tentatively from Oct 2020 to Nov 2021) and we would prefer for the same volunteer to journey with the family for the full duration. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Important! Details indicated in 'Shifts' are arbitrary as this volunteering opportunity is only for registration of interest. Please select the only available shift when submitting your application. Thank you. 

 

 

Skills

None

Shifts

Date Time Location Registration open on Registration close on Available Slots Registration Status
05/08/2020 12:00 AM– 12:15 AM 1 North Buona Vista Drive Dbs Ministry Of Education Singapore 138675 03/07/2020 12:00 AM 04/08/2020 11:45 PM 7

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ABOUT
  • If you are keen to become a friend to families of children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, UPLIFT wants you! Join us today!

    UPLIFT is an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to strengthen support for students from disadvantaged family backgrounds.

    The UPLIFT Community Pilot in Kreta Ayer, Boon Lay and Woodlands seeks to match the needs of disadvantaged students and their families to local programmes and resources, through a Town-Level Coordinator (TLC) stationed in the Social Service Office (SSO).

    We are calling for individuals (preferably age 35 and above) who enjoy interacting with people to sign up as a family befriender. Once selected, the TLC will arrange opportunities for you to visit a family regularly and support them as a family friend over this one-year project. Prior experience and skills are not needed as training will be provided after confirmation.

    We will be hosting two Zoom Q&A sessions for you to find out more about this volunteering opportunity. Please register your interest for the E-Q&A session via this link: https://go.gov.sg/p7j40d

    Session Details:
    Dates: Jul 16 2020 and Jul 23 2020 (Thursday)
    Time: 07:30PM - 08:30PM 

    Kindly note that by applying for this position, you have given consent to MSF to conduct background verification on your application. 


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