As you begin your service as a volunteer with Yong-en Care Centre, you are embarking on a worthwhile and delightful journey. You may not be able to do everything but you can definitely do something to make a difference in someone’s life.
In Yong-en Care Centre, we will work with you and support you in your placement to make the volunteer experience as meaningful as possible.
CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING IN THESE AREAS
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We welcome Corporates or Institutions looking for a meaningful cause to support, as well as fun ways to engage your organisation. Some ideas:
1) Dementia Day Care
Support our team at Dementia Day Care in daily activities for our dementia clients.
2) Helping needy households
Assist in food packing, food distribution, cleaning/painting of rental flats, be-friending lonely elderly, etc.
3) Charity Golf Tournament – Annual fundraising event
Sponsorship consideration or golfers to book flights to play for charity.
4) Partnership in your D&D or Family Day events
You have existing platforms where we can collaborate in. The following are some ideas for such partnership:
Dinner & Dance (D&D)
In our Dementia Day Care we provide value-added activities like painting therapy, art and craft, etc. Some of our clients’ work can be available for ‘sale’, with proceeds donated to Yong-en to sustain our value-added services. We can partner with you to display these items at your D&D event (silent auction at a space allocated). Other options: charity auction of the painting as part of the D&D programme.
Charity Car Wash
We are glad to collaborate with you to do a charity car wash in your premises with your colleagues or students and volunteers running the event together.
Charity Run/Walk cum Family Day
Partners can consider hosting this event as one of your ‘Family Day’ event with Yong-en as your beneficiary charity. Apart from fund-raising by the runners/walkers, we could set up booths selling craft made by our beneficiaries.
For Corporates/Institutions with talents, do consider showcasing these talents through a Charity Concert; with Yong-en as your beneficiary charity.
We are open to other ideas, and look forward to having a discussion to explore ways that we can customise programmes with your organisation.
Dementia Day Care Services (DDCS)
- specially designed activities and physical exercises for our clients, mainly elderly
- daily exercise, memory game, card games such as bingo, singing, art and crafts, sometimes some hands on cooking sessions.
- interaction with our elderly, talk to them.
Volunteer Opportunities at DDCS
No. of Volunteers Needed
|Outings to Places of Interests||Alternate Months||
|Vegetable Gardening / Herb / Horticultural Therapy||Weekly||
|Story Telling / Newspaper sharing||Weekly||
Things to note: The elderly are not comfortable with crowds and noise, so we can only have maximum of 10 volunteers for each visit.
Counselling, Social Work & Referral Services (CSR)
We help clients of all ages. They are mostly residents of Chinatown in a 1 or 2 room rented flat comprising of seniors who stay alone, single parent family, or sole breadwinners in families with health issues and unable to work as such. We help by providing appropriate information and referral services in the areas of financial assistance, legal and welfare issues as well as empowering needy clients to become self-reliant and take appropriate action to improve their lives.
Services from CSR department:
Financial and Referral Services, Counselling Services, Social Work Services
- Food rations, financial assistance, cleaning & painting of beneficiaries’ house and depending on needs, we may also get some necessary household appliances.
Presently we have over 300 individuals under our care. Common language: Cantonese and Mandarin.
Volunteer Opportunities at CSR
No. of Volunteers Needed
Food Ration Packing / Distribution to households
(Sponsorship of food rations welcomed)
|Once per month||
|Distribution of bread to the households||Twice per month||
|Cleaning and painting beneficiaries' homes||By request||
|Tuition for K1-P2||Saturday (2pm - 4pm)||
Planning of outings, games for our clients (of all ages)
Speakers at active ageing programme
|School holiday - Students
Senior adult - weekdays
|Wednesday Night Single Mother Support Group
(Plan programmes for single mothers eg. basic make up skills, jewellery making, baking)
(7:30pm - 9:30pm)
Things to take note when engaging with residents
- Empathise with their situation, don’t ask sensitive question when visiting them.
- if you are regular, you may consider to be a befriender.
Home Care Service
We provide transitional and continuity of nursing care to clients when they are discharged from the hospital, especially elderly who are homebound. Volunteer Opportunities are available for doctors or registered nurses who would like to provide your service to our existing homebound clients.
Volunteer Opportunities in General
We have adhoc requests such as assisting in the packing and wrapping of gifts to prepare for activities/programmes.