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changing lives

We believe in mentoring 

Childhood and adolescence are important development stages. They are vulnerable to various external influences or internal conflicts, hence, having a mentor is important. Mentors may not be able to see immediate results, as it is a process of change, but the experiences, worldviews, knowledge, advice and support given will leave much positive influences in the child/youth’s life to achieve success later on in life.

Volunteer Mentors play the biggest role in how effective we can be in effecting change. If you have a passion for children and are committed to making a difference, come join us! Let’s change lives today, ours and theirs.

Mentee Benefits

  • Lower school dropout rates with Increased school graduation rates
  • Better attitude and more engagement in school
  • Higher educational and life aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of drug, crime and alcohol abuse
  • Increased interest to give back later on in life

Mentors gain plenty too!

  • Opportunity to positively impact and help shape our children’s lives
  • Sense of fulfilment that comes from helping them achieve their goals
  • Joy in learning how to better interact and communicate with children
  • Support network through learning with other like-minded volunteers
  • A first-hand insight into childhood and adolescent development
     
     

Volunteer Opportunities

Programme-based volunteering - Be a Life! Mentor

Your role as a Life! Mentor is to:

  • Be a trusted adult friend and role model
  • Encourage and be a cheerleader
  • Reinforce positive learning

Your Commitment as a Life! Mentor:

  • One-to-one mentoring sessions (and/or group mentoring, depending on the programme)
  • 4-6 hours/month (1-1.5 hours a week, flexible)
  • At least for a one-year duration
  • Willing to travel (within Singapore)

Important note: Our Feb-Mar 2024 recruitment is now open and will close on 3 March.

On a higher needs basis, we are looking for female mentors who are keen to volunteer with upper primary children up till 16 years residing in Telok Blangah. 

What to expect:

  • Meet & Greet (orientation session to share what being a Life! Mentor entails) – 29 Feb & 5 Mar 2024
  • Following the Meet & Greet, we will arrange a 1-1 chat to get to know you better
  • Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend our Learn-and-share training session (TBC) – to ensure that you are equipped and supported in your role.

For more information, please contact Jia Ling and Nigel at lifementors@life-community.org or Whatsapp us at +65 9119 9854.

Do check back this page again for further updates, thank you.

Programme-based volunteering - Be a Reading mentor

The Reading Mentor will guide our children to improve their reading abilities through a structured curriculum. This literacy programme is aimed at 5 to 6 year-old children from low-income families. The objective of focusing on these younger children is to help give them a good foundation for reading, so that they are equipped to start well in primary school.

As a reading mentor, you will :

  • Be a good role model, trusted friend and cheerleader
  • Guide and help our children to improve their reading skills
  • Cultivate good reading habits in children
  • Encourage and reinforce positive learnings

Commitment:

  • One-to-one reading-cum-mentoring sessions
  • Weekly sessions, from 1 – 1.5 hours on Saturday mornings.
  • Duration of six months to one year
  • Location: Around Telok Blangah area

Volunteer requirements:

  • Be able to read and write well in English.
  • Have a passion to work with children and open to learning
  • Should be 21 years of age or above.

If you love to work with children and want to make a difference in their lives, do sign up with us! Thereafter, we will arrange sessions to get to know a little more about you. Training will be provided to ensure that you are equipped and supported in your role.

For more information or enquiries, please contact Elaine at elainesoh@life-community.org.

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Thank you for showing interest in being a Life Community Volunteer! Kindly fill in all the fields below and our Volunteer team will get in touch at the soonest! 

You are on your way to making a difference in a child’s life!

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