Group Volunteering

 

Update September 1 2019: We’re really excited that you’re looking to explore opportunities to give back through your gifts of time, talent and treasure. Our programs are 100% volunteer-run which means that we do not currently have any full-time members of staff working at our locations at any given time. At the moment, we are unable to run any week-day volunteer opportunities for corporate or pre-arranged group volunteering due to the limited bandwidth that our volunteer leads have but we will update this page, our Facebook and Instagram as soon as this changes.

That being said, there are still a number of ways that you can continue to support our work.

Host a Jalan Jalan Experience: Your team may be interested in hosting a Jalan Jalan experience for some of our youth. This is where we would look at a ‘career discovery’ day at your location, or your team could come to us to share more about what you do. We believe that exposure is key to inspire kids to get excited for their future and dare to dream beyond their current circumstances. You can learn more about it here. Kindly note that we have a suggested donation amount of SGD$500 to partner with corporate and volunteer groups to support our program. We ask for this, for the 2 main reasons: It enables us to remain sustainable and to continue delivering our programmes to the best of our abilities to the youth that we serve and ensures we have the commitment from our partners whom we are excited to journey with.

Skills-based Projects: As we are 100% volunteer-powered, we are in need of talented people who can support us to build resources that will allow us to focus on delivering meaningful experiences for our youth. This can be varying hands-on ad-hoc projects, operationally developing processes and frameworks aligned to our focuses as an organisation including Marketing, Training, Volunteer Management and Fundraising. Commitment required will vary from a few days to 6 months depending on the complexity of the projects we need support on. We would love to hear from you if you believe you could journey with us on this and share your skills as a Corporate organisation. Kindly note that we have a suggested donation amount of SGD$500 to partner with corporate and volunteer groups to support our program. We ask for this, for the 2 main reasons:
It enables us to remain sustainable and to continue delivering our programmes to the best of our abilities to the youth that we serve and ensures we have the commitment from our partners whom we are excited to journey with.

Give Financially through our micro-giving pages. For as little as $2, you can support various aspects of our work.

Sign up as an ad-hoc volunteer through this link. We welcome volunteers every week at specific timings to help make our Beyond Awesome HQ spick & span and inspiring for all who walk through our doors.

Look through our donations-in-kind wish-list and curate a drop-off at your workplace to deliver to our upcoming donation drives.

We are aware that towards the end of the year we see an increase in emails looking to get involved and for this reason, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us as early as possible with ideas on how you’d like to partner or get involved to support the meaningful work that’s taking place if none of the options above speak to you. You can email us directly at helloblessings@gmail.com

Our community is made possible by the generosity and kindness of individuals like you. And we rely on your crucial support to make meaningful change happen for kids and youth in Singapore.

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We can accommodate corporate groups , school groups and social clubs (approx 20-25 people*) to help with our Beyond Awesome space!  These sessions will typically not involve any direct interaction with children or other community individuals we serve within our classroom environment.  What these sessions will involve is a mini-tour (If held in-house), an overview of our mission, our programs and the impact being made.  Group service project dates are set in advance and we may not be able to accommodate specific date requests if there is already a group booking in place or a class is in schedule.  Please reach out to speak about alternate dates.

*We typically welcome 20-25 people, however we have had larger groups, too. Please reach out to us if your group is larger than 25 people.

The two sessions** we currently provide for volunteer groups are:

  1. Sort + Prep

  2. Community Walk

Some information on Sort + Prep:  Depending on the needs of the program as well as the size of the group, the activities may change and differ on a weekly basis.  Some of the tasks/activities your team may be involved with: Organising donations in kind, Contributing to tidying and cleaning up the classroom where students thrive on a weekly basis , Organising and tidying the play area, Organising and preparing school supplies, Cleaning and organising and checking inventory of our food pantry + fridge, Creating and/or re-organising wall display and artwork, Sorting and prepping items to be distributed to the community, Prepping supplies and resources needed for upcoming classes, Setting up the classroom for upcoming events, etc.  These sessions will end with a group photo, feedback and time for all participants to shop in our modest jumble sale are where new and like-new items are sold to help us keep our lights on!

Some information on Community Walks:  These usually run on weekday evenings (though we are open to running these during office hours as well) and some of the activities your team may be involved with:  encouraging employees to collect resources for hampers, preparing food or supplies hampers to be distributed to families, sharing about our program with families and signing up new children who would benefit from being part of our program, being able to walk the neighbourhood and meet the wonderful families of communities we work in.

We are grateful to volunteer groups like yours to help us accomplish important and meaningful work in our Beyond Awesome space and community.  To support our programs, we have a suggest donation amount of $500 (starting June 1st 2018) in place for all group service days.  Your group can choose to give at least $200 to any of the micro-fundraising drives we have listed online or can choose to give to a general fund to support our program.   This is purely voluntary.

Please note that the maximum number of people we can accommodate for these projects is usually 20.  To speak about potential dates and receive information on what is possible for your group, please email us at beyondawesomesea@gmail.com

*We have open dates from September 2019.

** While Sort + Prep and Community Walks are our most common group volunteer projects, we may have other opportunities depending on what time of the year it is and what your group is looking for.   Drop us an email to get a conversation started and explore what's possible.

If a project is not available or does not meet your group's needs, consider these other important ways of supporting our community.

Encourage your friends + family to give to one of our micro-fundraising drives by CLICKING HERE

Check out our regularly updated wish-list of in-kind support that's needed by CLICKING HERE.

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Some of our wonderful group volunteers!

Salesforce - July 2018

Salesforce - July 2018

DHL - July 2018

DHL - July 2018

Salesforce - August 2018

Salesforce - August 2018

VMWARE - August 2018

VMWARE - August 2018