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Mission Statement

“Volunteers can play a vital role in supporting students with learning differences. Volunteers CARE, SUPPORT and ENGAGE with DAS students and staff by playing a vital role in helping dyslexic people achieve.”

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Volunteers can play a vital role in supporting students with learning differences. Volunteers CARE, SUPPORT and ENGAGE with DAS students and staff by playing a vital role in helping dyslexic people achieve.

Call for Volunteers

 

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Volunteers at DAS are part of the team, united in the common goal of providing care and support and constantly engaging students while also providing assistance to our staff. Volunteers help DAS to maximize our reach and advocate for our cause. 

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Volunteering tasks at DAS Learning Centres:

  1. Buddy Reading

  2. Chaperoning

  3. Administration Support:

  • Classroom Maintenance

  • Stationery Requisition

  • Student Database

  • Students Attendance Checking 

  • Pantry maintenance

  • Noticeboard upkeep

 

Upcoming ad-hoc projects:

  • Support for Centralised Parents Orientations

  • Translation and Subtitling of DAS Videos 

  • Video editing 

  • Photography and videography for DAS events

 

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Our volunteer programme welcomes corporate volunteers and provides them with the opportunity to enrich the lives of our students. While they bond and connect with our students, corporate volunteers get to also promote corporate social responsibility and boost the team spirit among employees. These are some of the ways corporate volunteers can contribute to DAS.

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Volunteering at DAS Learning Centres

  1. Buddy reading

  2. Chaperoning

  3. Administration Support:

  • Classroom Maintenance
  • Stationery Requisition

  • Student Database

  • Students Attendance Checking

  • Pantry maintenance

  • Noticeboard upkeep

 

Event-Based Volunteering

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Event-based volunteering provides the opportunity and freedom for corporate volunteers to create meaningful and enjoyable experiences with DAS students. Some examples of events done in the past by our corporate volunteers:

  • Batik Painting Workshop

  • Christmas Party

  • Cupcake Making Workshop

  • National Day Observance

  • Trip to the Science Centre

  • Corporate Volunteers may also choose to help out at DAS events such as:
  • Quarterly Mass Screening: 8-10 volunteers needed

  • Preschool Seminar: 8-10 volunteers needed

  • UNITE SpLD Conference: 8-10 volunteers

  • DAS Student Graduation: 5-7 volunteers

  • DAS Academy Graduation: 5-7 volunteers

 

Interested parties may write to khatijah.abdsalam@das.org.sg or call us at 6444 5700 (Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.)

 

 

Amirah, Volunteered at Tampines Learning Centre:

“When I was a volunteer at TPN, I was mainly doing admin work and organising some cupboards like the stationery cupboard etc. It was quite free and easy like there wasn't any burden on me to complete my task asap or I have to do things perfectly and efficiently. But I tried my best to do the task assigned as fast as possible and as best as I could. Everyone was really nice and helpful. Overall, the whole experience felt like I was really helping DAS because there was always something for me to do when I was there. So it felt like I wasn't wasting my time and I was really helping people, especially the admin staff there. I also learnt a lot about DAS like the programmes and how the classes are like so it was very interesting.”

 

Tricia, Volunteered at Senkang Learning Centre:

“All went well. Ms Azizah guided me to do some administrative works. I also interacted with some kids and did some storytelling to them. And having them read 1-2 paragraphs to me.  Some kids have other underlying needs. So far so good, I enjoy being with them.”

 

Kee Wei, Volunteered at Woodlands Learning Centre and DAS Academy:

“For both centres, it’s been quite easy to get started with volunteering because the staff are helpful in guiding and walking us through what to do and expect for each task e.g. auditing and stock take. Overall I enjoy volunteering at DAS as there's exposure to people and we get to know them and what they do.”

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who can volunteer at DAS?

2. How do I sign up as a volunteer?

3. Can we choose the Learning Centre we wish to volunteer at?

4. What is the level of commitment that is expected of a volunteer at DAS?

5. Can volunteers interact with DAS students?

6. If I can’t volunteer on a particular day because I am not well or need to go away, what should I do?

7. Can I get CIP hours for volunteering at DAS?

8. Will there be any training required for volunteers at DAS?

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1. Who can volunteer at DAS?

If you are 15 years old and above, you may volunteer at DAS. 

 

2. How do I sign up as a volunteer?

Please register here (link to registration form) and you will be contacted within the week. Subsequently we will invite you to attend our mandatory “Volunteering at DAS” briefing. This process may take two weeks to a month. If you need more information, please feel free to call us at 6444 5700 or email us at volunteer@das.org.sg

 

3. Can we choose the Learning Centre we wish to volunteer at?

You will be asked for your preferred Learning Centre when you attend the “Volunteering at DAS” briefing and we will try our best to accommodate according to your request. If we are not able to accommodate you, we will get in touch with you to work out the next best alternative. 

 

4. What is the level of commitment that is expected of a volunteer at DAS?

Every volunteer has to commit to at least 4 hours per week for 10 weeks. 

However, DAS is open to discuss alternatives if there is a clash in scheduling or you may wish to consider volunteering for our ad-hoc projects and events. 

 

5. Can volunteers interact with DAS students?

Volunteers will be able to interact with our students when they do buddy reading with them and provide administrative support at Learning Centres. However, volunteers will not be able to interact with our students in the classrooms when lessons are ongoing.

 

6. If I can’t volunteer on a particular day because I am not well or need to go away, what should I do?

If you have a pre-arranged appointment and cannot be present for your duties, you have to inform your Learning Centre Manager in advance, ideally a week beforehand. For last-minute emergencies i.e. sick, please inform your Learning Centre Manager as soon as possible.

 

7. Can I get CIP hours for volunteering at DAS?

Yes, we do award CIP hours for volunteering at DAS.

 

8. Will there be any training required for volunteers at DAS?

All volunteers will have to attend a mandatory “Volunteering at DAS” briefing before they can begin volunteering. Volunteers who are interested to do buddy reading with DAS students will be required to go for the relevant training. All trainings fees are borne by DAS.