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Show your interest in volunteering at SJSM Nursing Home
We are looking for fun-loving people who would like to bring cheer and friendship to the elderly in SJSM Nursing Home (NH). If you're keen to be part of this growing pool of dynamic and caring befrienders, read more below and indicate your interest.

Submission of this form is an expression of your interest and does not constitute registration as a volunteer. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Manager via Whatsapp on your interest.
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Please indicate your interest and availability to participate in the below activities
You do not have to respond to every activity.
Pastoral Befriending
1-2-1 Befriending of NH residents to listen, provide companionship and show care and concern. Some residents receive no visitors at all, so your smile and care makes a huge difference in their day. Befriender training and support will be provided.
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Exercise and games
Assist in and conduct simple stretching exercises and adaptive sports. Games like Bingo, Group Games like card games, passing the parcel etc. helps residents mingle, make friends, have physical activity in an otherwise sedentary life. This is done in a group with other volunteers. Where needed, training will be provided.  
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Arts and crafts
Organise sessions to make crafts such as paper flowers, lanterns, scrapbooking etc. Residents will have the opportunity to continue using their fine motor skills and may have a sense of achievement when a project is completed. The resulting craft will also brighten their living space and NH spaces.
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Sewing
2 ways to serve : (1)Sewing activities done together with residents with safe implements. Residents will have the opportunity to continue using their fine motor skills and may have a sense of achievement when a project is completed. (2) Projects could include sew pillow jackets, bibs, sarongs, sensory cushions, mittens. This can be done on your own time/ own target
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Music therapy and reminiscence
Organise and engage residents in singing or playing music as an outlet for expression. Music goes straight to the heart & awakens memories that are otherwise forgotten.
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Art therapy
Engage residents to paint . Residents will have the opportunity to continue using their fine motor skills and may have a sense of achievement when a project is completed. Finished works can brighten residents’ living space, and the NH spaces.
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Gardening
Help cultivate plants, vegetables and herbs in the SJSM/NH gardens and courtyards to liven spaces with greenery. Where possible, we may even garden together with residents to stimulate their dexterity and help them harvest it for NH meals. Training will be provided.
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Haircut and/or Personal grooming
Assist residents in caring for their personal grooming such as trimming nails and cutting hair. This helps residents feel more confident in themselves and also facilitates appropriate human touch – something many residents get very little of.
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Medical escort
Accompany the resident to important hospital appointments and take notes of doctor’s recommendations. This information is to be shared with nurses, and residents’ family.  Each visit could take more than 2-3 hours. Wheelchair training and escort training will be provided.  
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Mid-week Chapel (English)
Wheel residents down for Chapel Service. Sit with them, have tea together and chat with them. Wheel them back to their ward after service.
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Mid-week Chapel (Chinese)
Wheel residents down for Chapel Service. Sit with them, have tea together and chat with them. Wheel them back to their ward after service.
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Event coordination and admin
Assist the Volunteer Department in event coordination, compiling reports, virtual communication, info management as well as reception duties
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Photography/ videography
Take photos/videos of residents, create montages or videos for NH use to share with volunteers, corporate video etc. PDPA policies will be explained and observed.
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