On 16 December 2014, the Jubilee Project Team together with Care Corner Training Association saw their first batch of 23 Jubilee Volunteer Befrienders successfully complete a 12-session training course.
"I found the course very interesting! The lecturers bring to it many real life case studies. It has equipped me with very practical and usable skills in coming alongside and connecting with the family which I will be matched with. This is most helpful especially in Singapore's multi-ethnic context."
|Mr Robert Pollack, 52, is a HR Consultant who has lived in Singapore for the past 11 years. Originally from the U.S., Mr Pollack, now a Singapore P.R. is an active volunteer as he wishes to give back to the Singapore community.|
"It is our privilege to be able to take part in this Jubilee Volunteer training programme. We have benefitted in gaining more knowledge through its structured professional approach of the volunteer work process. With these new skills, we can be more effective in helping the less fortunate.
We hope to put to good use the knowledge we have learned and thus emulate the late Mother Teresa who said: 'Let us not be satisfied with just giving money, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.' "
|Mr Paul Ang and Mrs Lily Ang, veteran volunteers, both 56, enjoy volunteering as a couple and have been volunteering at various charity organisations for over 30 years. In searching for what more they could do for the community, Care Corner's call for 200 volunteers in support of the Jubilee programme caught their attention and they decided to sign on the course to be Jubilee Volunteer Befrienders.|