Making A Difference


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Making A Difference

  1. 1. Making a difference around you! Volunteering 1
  2. 2. Volunteering is fun and a great learning experience… Volunteering 2
  3. 3. Some quotes on volunteering • You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give… » Winston Churchill • Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once in few years, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in » Anon • Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them… » Harriet Nayler Volunteering 3
  4. 4. Some benefits of volunteering • Make new friends • Explore career and personal interests • Earn great recommendations for future employment or college applications • Develop marketable job skills • Build your resume • Enrich your education • Uncover hidden skills and talents • Increase your self-confidence • Have fun • Make a difference Volunteering 4
  5. 5. My volunteering stints Mumbai Mobile Crèches Singapore Cares (SG Cares) Volunteering 5
  6. 6. Mumbai Mobile Crèches • NGO supporting health, education, safety of children of construction labourers • Reaches out to more than 5000 children in Mumbai • Runs Day Care centres in 26 construction sites in Mumbai Volunteering 6
  7. 7. Glimpses Volunteering 7
  8. 8. Visit them on facebook Volunteering 8
  9. 9. SG Cares • Promoted by NVPC (National Volunteer & Philantrophy Centre) of Singapore • A national body that promotes and develops volunteerism and philanthropy across all sectors, functioning as a first-stop centre, catalyst and networking agency • Aims to foster the spirit of ‘giving’ in Singapore • Initiated a programme called Singapore Kindness movement Volunteering 9
  10. 10. SG Cares creates the platform for volunteers • Choice of flexible, episodic and team-based volunteer projects or activities • Guidance and mentoring by experienced volunteer leaders • Up-to-date information from the online portal Volunteering 10
  11. 11. Helping at a stall to sell hand made products by inmates of Friends of Disabled Society, Singapore With other volunteers of SG Cares (7th Feb. 2010) Volunteering 11
  12. 12. “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do…” by Jana Stanfield Volunteering 12
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