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.