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Looking for a volunteer job!

Postby mcarolina » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 7:52 pm

Hi!
I'm an expat, I moved to Singapore about 8 months ago, I have been looking for a job since then without success, so I've decided that volunteering would be a more productive use of my time. Any recommendations/sites that have listings of places/agencies/groups looking for volunteers?
Thanks!

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Postby Isambard » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 9:06 pm

Hi there,

You could try:

National Council of Social Service
www.volunteers.org.sg
who hold a complete list of organisations that seek volunteers

I lived in NY for a year and was unable to work (no visa) and volunteered for a variety of organisations. I hope your experience is as fulfilling as mine was.

Good luck

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 9:47 pm

You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:25 pm

You could also try the American Association of Singapore (http://www.aasingapore.com). They run a volunteer program. Depending upon your skills they might want to hire you. What kind of a job are you looking for?

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Postby zhiz22 » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 2:06 am

thats wonderful of you to do that. spread the love

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 03 Jul 2008 7:06 pm

Hi - I do a lot of volunteer work in various countries. Happy to give you the organisations I work with, but are you prepared to pay for posted volunterring - also known ans volountourism?

Cheers, P

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Postby sillingw » Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:01 pm

One to also think about is the Asian Art Museum, my wife was on the programme and apart from helping them out, she learned a great deal, and really enjoyed it

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The Kind Exchange

Postby chocolate crackle » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:19 pm

hi mcarolina

welcome to singapore. i have been looking for volunteer opportunities too and someone recommended that i try the kind exchange.

their website is www.thekindexchange.com

cheers

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Postby newtoisland » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 3:50 pm

Hi mcarolina,

I am basically in the same position as you are, arrived in Singapore from NY abt 7 months ago and not much success on the job front as well. I had volunteered in NY previously and was also thinking of volunteering. Have you found anything so far?

p/s: Would you like to meet up for coffee sometime?

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Postby Zeenit » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 8:45 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx


I just wanted to say that I used this link, registered, applied for a few jobs and I got a few replies and guess what. Started yersteday and it was one of my best days in Singapore.
Everyone was nice and helpful and very friendly.
So if anyone is thinking about it, my advice is go ahead and do it.
So thanks SMS for the link.
Zeenit

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Postby postmodernista » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 1:00 pm

If you want to volunteer, one of the organizations to get involved with is UNIFEM. www.unifemsingapore.org.sg. I think that is the website.

They have some really amazing volunteer opportunities.

I hope this helps.
I heart bunnies!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:10 pm

Zeenit wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx


I just wanted to say that I used this link, registered, applied for a few jobs and I got a few replies and guess what. Started yersteday and it was one of my best days in Singapore.
Everyone was nice and helpful and very friendly.
So if anyone is thinking about it, my advice is go ahead and do it.
So thanks SMS for the link.


Chalk up another beer! :cool:

Sounds like everything is going pretty cool for you. Glad to hear it. :D

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Postby Saint » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Zeenit wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx


I just wanted to say that I used this link, registered, applied for a few jobs and I got a few replies and guess what. Started yersteday and it was one of my best days in Singapore.
Everyone was nice and helpful and very friendly.
So if anyone is thinking about it, my advice is go ahead and do it.
So thanks SMS for the link.


Chalk up another beer! :cool:

Sounds like everything is going pretty cool for you. Glad to hear it. :D


I'm cashing mine in before the beer rewards offer closes! :cool:

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Postby Zeenit » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 5:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Zeenit wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx


I just wanted to say that I used this link, registered, applied for a few jobs and I got a few replies and guess what. Started yersteday and it was one of my best days in Singapore.
Everyone was nice and helpful and very friendly.
So if anyone is thinking about it, my advice is go ahead and do it.
So thanks SMS for the link.


Chalk up another beer! :cool:

Sounds like everything is going pretty cool for you. Glad to hear it. :D


Closing date for beer collecting is 21 September 2008.
Last edited by Zeenit on Fri, 19 Sep 2008 7:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Saint » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 5:24 pm

Zeenit wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Zeenit wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can also try here as well. This from my links page:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/others/nvpc_ ... ublic.aspx


I just wanted to say that I used this link, registered, applied for a few jobs and I got a few replies and guess what. Started yersteday and it was one of my best days in Singapore.
Everyone was nice and helpful and very friendly.
So if anyone is thinking about it, my advice is go ahead and do it.
So thanks SMS for the link.


Chalk up another beer! :cool:

Sounds like everything is going pretty cool for you. Glad to hear it. :D


Closing date for beer collecting is 21 August 2008.


:mad: :lol:


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