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Assignment Name: 
Prison Support Services Children's Session Volunteers

Opportunity Available: 

6-8 sessions a year (about once every 2 months)
2016: 23 Jan, 15 Feb, 12 Apr, 10 May, 12 Jul and 16 Aug

Commitment Level / Day / Time:
  • Project Basis
  • Regular
  • Adhoc
  • Weekend
  • Able to help out for at least 2 sessions

    Prison Support Services
    7 Upper Changi Road North
    Singapore 507705
    Map: http://gothere.sg/maps#q:507705

    Vol Requirements:
    • At least 21 years old
    • Experience with working with children an advantage
    • Volunteers with child care experience welcome
    • Sponsorship welcome (see http://tiny.cc/vol-resources)
    • Have skills in song & dance or art & craft and able to share and impart the skill
    • Strong interest in working with children
    • Likes interaction with children; proactive in engaging participation and possesses good communication skills. 
    • Able to help out for at least 2 sessions
    • Able to attend volunteer briefing prior to the Childrens' Session
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Indoor assignment (air-conditioned)

      • 10 volunteers
      • Maximum 10 per session
      • Individual, Corporate, Group & Family Volunteers Welcome

          • Please use the Volunteer Application Form (Short-Term) for short-term assignments e.g. one-off assignments. For all other assignments, please use the regular service Volunteer Application Form.
          • The form to fill can be determined by the "Commitment Level" stated in this assignment description.
          • Click here for the registration form.
          • Please sign up at least 28 working days before to allow us to process and match you to a shift.

          Contact Person (for Clarifications): 
          Ruth Evangeline Goh
          Tel: 6555-0232
          volunteer (AT) SMM.salvationarmy.org (replace (AT) with @ to email me)

          Registration Closing Date: 

          Opportunity Description: 
          About the Programme
          The Salvation Army's PSS-KIP (Prison Support Services - Kids in Play) is an outreach programme that reaches out to inmates and their families. It also seeks to support amendable ex-offenders in facilitating the reintegration into the community and their families through aftercare programmes.

          PSS offers practical help, befriending to children and provides intensive support to primary caregivers/remaining parent to manage their financial, emotional and related challenges and situations. These include, but is not limited to:

          • counseling sessions to build on the relationship and support for each other within the family,  
          • topical support groups for children e.g. bullying, separation & anxiety, crime, stigma etc, to inculcate values  to help them cope more effectively and foster a stronger bond with their incarcerated parent/s.
          • meaningful activities e.g family outings, family camps etc
          The Childrens' Session is held on Saturdays, 2-4pm. Each session will see about 100-120 children (5-12 years old) participating.

          About the Role 

          Volunteers are needed to facilitate games and activities, conduct song & dance and/or arts & crafts lessons as well as aid in small-group facilitation of various thematic activities for the children. 

          You would be glad to know that you would have played an important part in changing lives; partnering our staff to support the children and the spouse during this difficult period. This will ultimately help in building the relationship of the family and with the reintegration of amendable ex-offenders into the community.