The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) needs volunteers / donors to support and assist in its various programmes and activities for visually impaired persons.
We also appreciate individuals who would like to come forward to offer their skills to organize specific activities. For example, if you are a hair stylist, then you can volunteer your skills to cut the hair of our beneficiaries. Or if you are good at music, you may want to conduct a music class.
We need your help to enable the visually handicapped persons to lead a more meaningful and independent life.
Here are some ways you can help:
|Computer data entry/proof reading||Administrative support||Ad-hoc basis|
|Provide transport/accompany less mobile clients||For SAVH activities/medical appointments||Ad-hoc basis|
|Be a volunteer van driver||For special events and outings||Ad-hoc basis, minimum 2 years of driving experience required|
|Assist in activities for the elderly||Able to speak Mandarin or dialects preferred||Every Monday 9am to 2pm, minimum 3 months|
|Arts & Crafts||Teaching or assisting in classes||Only upon request, Every Monday 10am to 4pm and / or Wednesday 2pm to 4:30pm|
|Reading||Recording audio books - Regular volunteers are needed for this activity as we need the same voice for the audio book.|
Recording of an audio book may take up to 5 sessions and stretched across 2-3 months.
|Weekdays 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm, minimum once a week.
Note that volunteers are only required on project basis. This is not an ongoing programme.
Only upon request
|Labelling of Braille diagrams and books / proof reading||Transcribing ‘print’ books into ‘Braille’ books.|
Regular volunteers are preferred for this activity
|Weekdays 10am to 4pm, minimum 2 hours each week|
|Provide Tuition||Language, computer skills, Primary or Secondary level||Weekdays or Weekends, minimum 6 months, 2 or 3 hours a week. Regular volunteers are needed for this activity as our students require consistent help. Note that this activity is done both at our school and on home visits. (Upon request only).|
|Recreational Activities||Indoor/outdoor||Ad-hoc basis. These may fall on both weekdays and weekends, work and off-work hours|
|Ad-hoc projects||Fundraising/charity events/administrative support||Ad-hoc basis|
|Food Rations Distribution||Volunteer needed to help distribute food rations to the needy clients||Every 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of the Month|
To understand how you can assist a visually handicapped person in their daily life, you can find more information on Basic Sighted Guide Techniques.