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Assignment Name:  
PAW Print Volunteers

Opportunity Available: 

  • Jan till 31 Oct
  • Personnel from the respective departments will work with the volunteer(s) on the assignment on a project basis, according to the volunteers' availability.

Commitment Level / Day / Time:
  • One-off
  • Project Basis
  • Regular
  • Adhoc
  • Weekend and/or Weekday


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

    Note: The assignment can take place offsite.

    Vol Requirements:
    • Minimum 14 years of age
    • Have own scissors
    • Able to cut out nice paw prints for the children to use in their PAW books

    • Maximum 5 per session if volunteers are helping to cut the paw prints at the Prison Support Services Office
    • Individual, Corporate, Group & Family Volunteers Welcome

      Contact Person (for Clarifications): 

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

        • 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 10 working days before to allow us to process and match you to a shift.

        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

        About the Role 
        The PAW book is a compilation of PAW prints, where children will write down their reflections and thoughts and photos of their participation in PSS-KIP sessions and activities. The PAW book will be used when the children visit their parent(s) in prison and will help facilitate conversation and bonding. The inmate will also write on the PAW book to encourage their children.

        Volunteers are needed to help facilitate this bonding by helping to cut out the PAW prints which will be used for these bonding sessions. We would need close to 2500 paw prints to be prepared. Paper and the paw print templates will be provided.

        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 and help build the relationship of the family.