Volunteer

Posted by on September 18, 2011 in

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Volunteers are at the heart of the work we do at TWC2. Our fantastic volunteers have helped make a tremendous difference to the lives of migrant workers.  Below is a list of our current volunteering opportunities for entry level, listed in alphabetical order.

volunteer_below_18If you have special skills or ideas about additional ways you could help, please let us know at our Heartbeat session.  Find out more about Heartbeat and how to become a volunteer by clicking this link.

TWC2 volunteers are expected to commit for at least three months. We do not have roles for one-time volunteering.

Administration

Role: Office support
Skills needed: Microsoft Excel
Where: TWC2 office
When: Weekday mornings or afternoons, fitting your schedule
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once a fortnight

 

Communications

Roles: (1) Text reporter/writer; (2) photo essayist; or (3) video maker
Skills needed: for (1) mastery of English, for (2) and (3) photography and videography including editing
Where: Meal stations
When: Weekday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm fitting your schedule
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once or twice a month

 

Cuff Road Project

Role: Service support for meal programme
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: Meal stations
When: Either (1) weekdays 7:30 – 9:30am; (2) weekdays 6:30 – 8:30pm; or (3) Saturdays 12:00 – 2:00pm, fitting your schedule
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once a week

 

Discover Singapore*

Role: Assist in organising excursions and outings for workers
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: Home-based when pre-organising; then wherever excursions go
When: Saturdays or Sundays depending on excursion plans
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once a month

 

Media relations

Role: Assist in responding to media enquiries; liaison with TV crews
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: Mostly home-based, but be on site if liaising with TV crews
When: Whenever media enquires received
Expected frequency of volunteering: Likely 1 request a week

 

Outreach*

Role: Meet workers, distribute flyers, conduct simple surveys
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: Near MRT stations as designated
When: Sunday afternoons
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once a month

 

Public engagement

Role: Assist presenter in events that are mostly related to student groups
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: TWC2 Dayspace or in third-party locations such as schools
When: Typically weekday mornings or afternoons
Expected frequency of volunteering: By appointment, typically 1 or 2 per month

 

Road to Recovery

Role: Accompany workers to doctor appointments
Skills needed: None in particular
Where: Hospitals
When: Weekday mornings or afternoons
Expected frequency of volunteering: By appointment, typically once a week

 

Research

Role: Researcher
Skills needed: None in particular but needs to be self-motivated
Where: Home-based with occasional meetings at TWC2 office
When: At own time
Expected frequency of volunteering: Depends on research project

 

Wednesday clinic

Roles: (1) Prepare case notes; (2) translate
Skills needed: For (1) none in particular though legal or paralegal background would be useful; for (2) speak Bengali, Tamil or Chinese
Where: TWC2 office
When: Wednesdays mid-morning to afternoon
Expected frequency of volunteering: Once a week

See also the Volunteers’ Code of Conduct.