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Volunteer at a Center for Disabled People in Singapore

Volunteers will work in Cheshire Home which was founded in 1957 with the aim of providing a “home” for the care of seriously disabled people who have limited or no financial means of support and whose families, if any, are unable to provide adequate care. The Home aims to provide a “home” in the truest practicable sense for the care, rehabilitation, encouragement, stimulation and happiness of its residents and clients, all of whom are seriously disabled adults of both sexes and various races and creeds, and to give them the chance to live as normal lives as possible.
 
The organization runs a Residential Home with a capacity for 66 residents and 34 day-care clients who are the physically disabled of both sexes and any races or creed. They provide a rehabilitation program to enable the physically disabled to achieve their optimum level of independence. They receive nursing care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, training in daily living skills, handicraft, computer practices as well as social and recreational activities. 
 
Volunteers will work from 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. You will be supervised by the volunteer coordinator in the Home. 
 
Volunteer activities may include :-
 
--Handicraft Making
--Tutoring (English/Math/Mandarin/Computer)
--Feeding
--Organizing events
--Hydroponic Farming
--Showing Movies
--Food Talk Accompanying residents and Day Care clients to nature parks
--Photographer
--Graphic Designer
--Sharing any specialized experience/knowledge you might have, such as IT

Work at a Center for Disabled People Program Description

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. 
 
All volunteers who are working with animals must have vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, and Tetanus. They could have it in the hospital in the home country before coming to Singapore.
 

Project Location

The program is located in Singapore city.Singapore is a city state located in South East Asia.It is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world.
 

During your Free Time

During the free time volunteers can go and visit the different places of interest in and around the city of Singapore, which has a lot to offer for every kind of tourist. You can visit museums, parks, shopping malls, casinos and feast on a variety of food that is available in Singapore.
 

What we provide

Airport Receive/ Transfer: You will be met by our representative at Changi International Airport in Singapore from where you are transferred to your project location. 
 
Orientation: First day of the project is the orientation day where volunteers get an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the project as well as Singapore.
 
Lodging:  Volunteers will stay in the volunteer's flat and take public transportation to the home every day. This flat has shared rooms with showers and all basic amenities.
 
Insurance: Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here
 
Pre-departure information: After we receive full and final payment all participants are provided by a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will have all vital information about your program. The Pre Departure Information Booklet provides the complete details of the country, project locations, Visas, immunizations, Things to Pack list, Accommodations, Contact Information etc.
 
In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff who will be contactable 24 hrs once you are in country.

Start Dates 

Volunteers can choose to join the programs in Singapore from any Monday of the month and volunteers need to arrive one day prior to their program start date that is Sunday.
 

Program Costs

Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
 

Program Costs

4 Weeks8 Weeks
$1500$2200
Please Note: -An application fee of $200 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
4 Weeks8 Weeks
£1050£1540
Please Note: -An application fee of £140 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
4 Weeks8 Weeks
€1245€1826
Please Note: -An application fee of €170 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying For ?

    • Pick up from the airport
    • Orientation
    • Accommodation
    • Placement to project
    • 24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
    • Travel and Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

What's NOT Included ?

    • Return trip to Airport
    • Visa Fees
    • Vaccinations
    • Local Transportation
    • Airfare
  • Jenni Viitanen (Finland)

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Does Volunteering Solutions help with Visa?

Receiving a tourist visa for tourism purpose is the volunteer's responsibility. Volunteering Solutions strongly recommends all volunteers to apply and get a tourist visa before departing for Singapore. If needed, Volunteering Solutions do provide with written document which would help volunteers in getting the Visa.

When should I apply for the volunteer programs in Singapore?

Volunteers can choose to join our program from any Monday of the month throughout the whole year and you would have to arrive on Sunday.

How long does it take to process my application?

Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 7-10 working days.

When do I need to arrive in Singapore for my program? What will happen once I arrive in Singapore?

All volunteers need to arrive one day before their program start date. Volunteers are picked up from the Changi International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Singapore will be picked up from the bus station or at a meeting point decided beforehand.

How do I get to the program location?

Your country coordinator will take you to your placement and introduce you to everyone after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc.

I want to know more about accommodation arrangements?

We provide you with accommodation from your start date to the end of the program. Volunteers will stay in the volunteer's flat and take public transportation to the home every day. This flat has shared rooms with showers and all basic amenities.

Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Singapore-based volunteer programs?

The only qualifications are: -

* Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program
* Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
* The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
* Be in good health.

Are there more expenses once I arrive in Singapore?

Your program fee covers you for accommodation, airport pick up, Orientation and in country support staff. You will need to cover yourself for your personal expenses, such as traveling, telephone, internet, shopping, sightseeing etc. However you should carry around Singapore $100 per week for your basic personal expenses, such as water, local transport, phone etc.

What hours will I volunteer every day?

Volunteers usually work for 5 to 6 hours a day depending on their program. You will have weekend off so you can go to travel on weekends. However some organizations will need you to work on some Saturdays as well.

Where can I change my money in Singapore? Are there ATMs in Singapore?

You can change money in any bank or at the airport by showing your passport. There are ATM's located all around the Singapore.

Can couples or families join the volunteer program?

Yes, couples and families are welcome to join our programs. We make special provisions for families joining our volunteering programs; we will be able to provide them with program placements and accommodations together.

Do I need to buy health insurance?

Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here

What sorts of clothes are required for Singapore?

Lightweight clothing and rainwear is recommended as well as warmer clothing for the evenings (light jacket and/or light sweaters). A pair of walking shoes is highly recommended as well.

Do you recommend any Cheap Airline’s?

We would recommend you to visit, http://www.kayak.com, http://www.orbitz.com to have more details on cheap airlines to Singapore.