Reach Out

How Can I Bless Others?

Reach Out and Be a Blessing

Join us in our outreach programmes and be a vessel of Christ’s love to those around us. For any enquiries or to sign up for any of the areas below, please email kokfu.hoi@cmc.org.sg 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Community Fridge

Dates:       1 Apr; 6 May 2023 (Saturdays)
Time:         1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Venue:      Marine Terrace Breeze RC, Block 20, Marine Terrace, Singapore 440020

In collaboration with Marine Terrace Resident’s Committee, CMC anchors the operations of the community fridge which serves the rental blocks in the area.

If you are interested, please register here.

CMC Tuition Program

Subjects
Primary School – Maths, English, Chinese
Secondary School – Chinese

Sessions will either be via Zoom or Marine Terrace / Christ Methodist Church

If you are interested, please register here.

Children & Youth

EduGrow Programme @ Marine Parade

This is a joint programme by Life Community Services Society (LCSS) and WeCare at Marine Parade. Christ Methodist Church partners LCSS and WeCare in this a child-centric, early intervention programme for K2-Sec 1 children from vulnerable families residing in Marine Parade.  Mentors are matched to a child to support his/her aspirational, character, educational, financial and relational growth. To support mentors, a mentor support group, ongoing supervision by social workers and training sessions are provided by LCSS.

Role: Mentoring

Period of Involvement

  • 1 hour a week mentoring a child in Marine Parade, for at least 1 year

Location

  • Marine Parade

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Love to work with children

CMC Tuition Programme

The CMC Tuition Programme seeks to help the upper primary and secondary school children from underprivileged families in the community with their academics and to encourage them in their studies. Besides meeting their immediate practical needs, the programme aims to improve their social mobility in the long term, and above all, demonstrate love and inclusion to these families.

Role: Tutoring

Period of Involvement

  • Once a week, preferably till the end of the academic year (for continuity)

Location

  • Online (via Zoom) or Marine Terrace / Christ Methodist Church (for students who require face-to-face tuition)

Skills / Other Requirements

  • Able to teach Maths / Science / English / Chinese at the Primary or Secondary level, or Additional Maths / Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Principle of Accounts (POA) at the Upper Secondary level
  • Enjoy interacting with children/youths
  • Any qualification or experience in teaching special-needs students would be an added advantage
  • Currently recruiting tutors for the following:
    • Primary level (Maths, Science, English, Chinese)
    • Upper Secondary level (Biology, English, POA)

Soccer 

This is a soccer outreach by CMC youths to be a positive influence to children/youths of the community. Activities include “kickabout” as well as friendly competitions.

Role: Befriending through sports

Period of Involvement

  • To be confirmed

Location

  • To be confirmed

Skills / Other Requirements

  • Able to play soccer
  • Enjoy interacting with and being a positive influence to children/youths

CMC Bursary Award

The CMC Bursary Award seeks to bless and encourage the children of needy families within CMC’s neighbourhood.  Christ Methodist Church also partners with schools in the neighbourhood to give out the bursary to the needy students.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc, typically in Nov

Location

  • Bursary award ceremony is typically held at CMC’s premise
  • Where this is not possible, volunteers will personally deliver bursary award cheques to award recipients or cheques will be presented at mini-award ceremonies at locations to be identified

Skills /Other Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to converse in Malay, Tamil and Chinese dialects will be advantageous
  • Cheerful, good listener and keen to interact with students and their families
  • Befriending skills will be advantageous but not required

 

Enrichment Programmes

 

1.  Conduct Holiday Enrichment Programme with Filos Community Services @ Kembangan-Chai Chee

Christ Methodist Church is invited to partner Filos Community Services to conduct Holiday Enrichment Programmes to engage the children and youth in a meaningful and fun way during the school holidays.  These programmes are aimed at building resilience in the children and youths from vulnerable backgrounds and to promote good role-modelling, inculcate good values, and build positive experiences for the children and youths.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc, during the school holidays
  • Available vacancies for 2022: Jun, Sep, Dec 2022 school holidays

Location

  • In person (at Kembangan-Chai Chee) or virtual, depending on type of activity planned and covid restrictions.

Skills /Other Requirements

  • Passionate about working with children and youth
  • At least 17 years old
  • Possesses qualities of patience, kindness and responsibility
  • Mature, independent, reliable and able to facilitate
  • Required to attend volunteer briefing & training and to provide character references and sign Confidentiality Consent Form
  • Group volunteers only

 

2. Conduct Monthly talks on special topics with Filos Community Services @ Kembangan-Chai Chee

Filos Community Services is inviting subject matter experts or professionals from Christ Methodist Church to plan and facilitate a virtual talk during its “Sunshine Hour” (under the Green Spot Activity Centre) for children and youths from vulnerable backgrounds. This programme is aimed at helping the children and youths to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the industry or subject matter and be motivated to succeed in life.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc (One-off)
  • Last Wednesday of the month, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Topics for 2022:

Jan – Art & Language (creativity, expression, passion and career)
Feb – Safety First! (Internet, Personal & Body Safety, Road & Traffic, Fire safety, Environmental safety)
Mar – All About Irish! (St Patrick’s Day)
Apr – Environment (Earth Day on April, hands on upcycling art & crafts, food waste)
May – Growing up (Growth spurt, emotion (am I “normal”), body changes)
Jul – Respect & Care (Home, School, Community)
Aug – My Singapore (Languages, History, Places, Festivals and Customs)
Sep – Self Management (Time, Money, Goals/Expectations, Decision Making)
Oct – Mental Health (Mindfulness)
Nov – All About Germany

Location

  • Conducted virtually, over Zoom

Skills /Other Requirements

  • At least 21 years old
  • Confident in hosting a talk for the children
  • A subject matter expert or a professional in the related field of sharing
  • Mature, independent, reliable

 

Elderly

MWS Christalite Methodist Home

MWS Christalite Methodist Home (which is jointly managed by Christ Methodist Church and Methodist Welfare Services) is a home for the destitute and homeless. Volunteers are to provide social, psycho-emotional support to a resident.

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • 1 year (bi-monthly, 5 times a year), Sun 11am-2pm

Location

  • MWS Christalite Methodist Home, 51 Marsiling Drive, Singapore 739297

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Patient and keen to interact with seniors
  • Ability to converse in Chinese dialects, Malay or Tamil will be an advantage
  • At least 18 years old (those below 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent/relative)

 

CMC with GoodLife! @ Marine Parade

The programme is conducted at GoodLife! Makan, a community kitchen that offers a place for stay alone seniors to prepare and share their meals with one another. The centre is also a space for conversations, learning and companionship. Christ Methodist Church conducts cooking/baking and art & craft demonstrations at the centre every Monday for the seniors, where seniors can participate in meaningful engagement with the community.

Period of Involvement

  • At least twice a year, Mon 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

Location

  • GoodLife! Makan, 52 Marine Terrace, Singapore 440052

Role: Befriending
Skills/Other Requirements

  • Keen to interact with seniors

 

Role: Art & Craft Demonstration
Skills/Other Requirements

  • Keen to interact with seniors
  • Able to demonstrate how to create an art/craft item and to work with coordinator to get the art/craft material within the budget
  • If support is required, the art/craft can be taught to the volunteer team beforehand so that the team can support in sharing with the seniors

 

Role: Cooking Demonstration
Skills/Other Requirements

  • Keen to interact with seniors
  • Able to demonstrate how to cook/ bake an item and work with coordinator to get the ingredients within the budget
  • If support is required, e.g. different ingredients to be prepared, this can be shared with the volunteer team beforehand

 

CMC with Filos Community Services @ Kembangan-Chai Chee

Christ Methodist Church is invited to partner Filos Community Services to befriend and assist isolated elderly members in the Kembangan-Chai Chee area and to encourage them to attend holistic social wellness programmes at the Filos Active Ageing Centre (when covid situation improves).  Volunteers are required to make at least one phone call per week to each senior.  When covid restrictions ease, it may move into hybrid mode which includes house visits.  Volunteers are to provide relevant updates on the elderly’s progress through monthly reports to Filos staff.  Another group of volunteers are required to engage the seniors through art & craft and various activities at the Active Ageing Centre.

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • At least 6 months, on a weekly basis

Location

  • Currently on tele-befriending. When covid restrictions ease, it may move to a hybrid mode which includes house visits at Kembangan-Chai Chee

Skills/Other Requirements

  • At least 21 years old (volunteers who are at least 17 years old can be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Passionate about working with the elderly to promote active ageing
  • Positive, patient and willing to offer a listening ear
  • Able to travel to beneficiary’s home in Kembangan-Chai Chee and complete simple reports
  • Ability to converse in Mandarin/dialects or Malay/Tamil would be an advantage
  • Befriending skills and experience is NOT required but would be an advantage

 

Role: Befriending through Art & Craft/other activities

Period of Involvement

  • At least once a month for 6 months on 1st & 3rd Fridays, 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Location

  • Filos Active Ageing Centre, Block 55 Chai Chee Drive, Singapore 460055

Skills/Other Requirements

  • At least 18 years old (volunteers who are at least 17 years old can be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Responsible, friendly and patient with a passion to care for the elderly
  • Language proficiency: English. Ability to converse in Mandarin, Malay or dialect would be an advantage
  • Good team player
  • Able to demonstrate how to create an art/craft item and to work with coordinator to get the art/craft material within the budget would be an advantage.

 

CMC with MWS Senior Care Centre @ Eunos (on hold)

The MWS Senior Care Centre will provide a full Day Care programme for frail seniors who are suited for a centre-based care setting, and require supervision while their caregivers are at work. The majority of clients are likely to be people with dementia. The service aims to maintain and/or improve the general, physical and social well-being of seniors through therapy. The centre also doubles up as a place for seniors to socialise and take part in recreational activities.

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • To be confirmed

Location

  • 1 Chin Cheng Avenue, Singapore 429400 (co-located with the new Eunos Polyclinic)

Skills/Other Requirements

  • To be confirmed

CMC with Assisi Hospice 

Assisi Hospice provides home, inpatient and day palliative care. Christ Methodist Church is invited to partner Assisi Hospice to befriend and bring cheer to the patients at the Assisi Daycare Centre, including making and serving beverages to the patients.

Period of Involvement

  • 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Commitment of 1 year

Location

  • Assisi Hospice Daycare Centre, 832 Thomson Road, Singapore 574627

Role: Befriending
Skills/Other Requirements

  • Cheerful, able to offer a listening ear and interact with the patients.

 

Role: Brewing/Serving beverages
Skills/Other Requirements

  • Able to make and serve beverages, e.g. traditional tea and coffee, milo, to the patients. (Hands-on training will be provided.)

Families

CMC Financial Assistance Programme

Christ Methodist Church has a financial assistance programme to help lower income families within the neighbourhood. Volunteers (paired with a buddy) will connect with a family through monthly home visits to deliver a cheque to them and to journey with them.

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • Once a month, for at least 1 year

Location

  • Within CMC’s neighbourhood (e.g. Bedok, Marine Parade, Chai Chee)

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Positive, patient and willing to journey with the family

CMC Starfish @ Marine Parade

The Starfish Ministry is an avenue for Christ Methodist Church to bless families in need in the Marine Parade area.  In this ministry, CMC partners WeCare Community Services @Marine Parade to provide some relief though groceries and breakfast to vulnerable residents.  The Starfish Ministry is exploring more avenues for CMC to reach out to these families which may include simple exercise routines, health talks, financial planning, indoor games, etc.

Role: Befriending/Grocery Distribution

Period of Involvement

  • Once a week to serve breakfast and to pack and distribute groceries to identified needy families (Currently, due to COVID-19, precautionary measures have been taken to deliver groceries directly to the homes instead of gathering in the WeCare office for breakfast and collection.)

Location

  • Marine Terrace

Skills /Other Requirements

  • Positive, patient and willing to journey with the family
  • Mobile, able to physically distribute the groceries (during current COVID-19 precautionary measures)

 

CMC Community Fridge with RC @ Marine Parade

In collaboration with Marine Terrace Resident’s Committee, Christ Methodist Church anchors the operations of the community fridge which serves the rental blocks in the area every Saturday. Groceries are also delivered to identified households with special needs (such as immobility).  In addition to grocery distribution, befrienders who are matched to a family are to make at least one phone call a month to the family (when covid restrictions ease, it may move into hybrid mode which includes house visits).

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • Once a month, for at least one year

Location

  • Marine Parade

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Cheerful, keen to interact with the residents

Role: Grocery Distribution

Period of Involvement

  • At least one Saturday a year, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Upcoming Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 Dec 2022
  • Can also participate as a CG

Location

  • Marine Terrace Breeze RC, Block 20, Marine Terrace, Singapore 440020

Skills Other Requirements

  • Cheerful, keen to interact with the residents

CMC with Kembangan-Chai Chee Social Service Office

Christ Methodist Church is invited to partner Kembangan-Chai Chee Social Service Office to befriend the vulnerable families in Kembangan-Chai Chee supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

Role: Befriending

Period of Involvement

  • Once a month for at least 6 months

Location

  • Kembangan-Chai Chee

Skills/Other Requirements

Able to offer a listening ear and interact with the family

 

CMC Easter & Christmas Connect Events with COSC Friends

The CMC Easter & Christmas Connect events seek to bring together our beneficiaries and to bless them with a time of fellowship, food and fun as well as to connect them with Christ Methodist Church.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc, during Easter and Christmas season

Location

To be confirmed

Skills/Other Requirements

To be confirmed

CMC CNY and Christmas Community Blessing

Christ Methodist Church, in partnership with Filos Community Services, seeks to bless the vulnerable families in the Kembangan Chai Chee area through the distribution of care packs/ festive goodies during the festive seasons.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc, during Chinese New Year and Christmas season

Location

  • Kembangan-Chai Chee

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Mobile, able to physically distribute the care packs/ festive goodies
  • Cheerful, keen to interact with the residents

Christmas Blessing with Prison Fellowship Singapore

The Angel Tree Project is a project organised by Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) that seeks to reconcile inmates with their families. Our partnership with PFS involves being His ambassador to deliver the reconciliation note/gift from the inmates to their families.

Period of Involvement

  • Ad-hoc, typically in Nov/Dec
  • Volunteers will be required to attend a briefing and collect the note/gift to be delivered to the inmate’s family

Location

  • Depending on the address of the households assigned by PFS.

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Mature, emphatic, sensitive to the family
  • Not a prison pass holder
  • Required to attend volunteer briefing
  • Delivery to be done in pairs