You are warmly invited to join us in SingLife’s very first volunteer day-out! Join us as we give back to our community in Singapore by doing simple acts of kindness.
This event will only be available for 25 SingLife staff.
We will be volunteering at Willing Hearts –
A secular, non-affiliated charity, Willing Hearts is wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.
Get involved in the following activities:
Preparation of ingredients – includes chopping vegetables, opening bottles, packets of seasoning and sauces, opening cans & packets of food, and just about any other task so the meals can be cooked & delivered on time.
Packing of lunch boxes – relatively simple task; line lunch boxes, scoop a portion of rice along with the dishes for the day, close lunch box & put it into the delivery basket.
Cleaning & washing – washing of all used trays, covers, baskets, cooking utensils, pots and pans. (This is often the most overlooked part of the whole operation!)
General help – there will always be someone who needs a helping hand at the soup kitchen. Someone will grab you along the way, asking for help.
For your own personal safety and general hygiene purposes, [and to a tiny degree, for our sanity:)]
Please wear closed-toe shoes (i.e. sneakers, tennis shoes, etc.). No slippers, flip flops and sandals, please
T-shirts must have sleeves and one that you would not mind getting stains on it. No tank tops, please
Bermudas, culottes, tights, etc, allowed as long as they are at or below the knee. No short shorts please.
Just as you would not like to see any stain of hair or any inedible in your food, our beneficiaries do not appreciate them too! These * items will be provided for you in the kitchen.
You MUST put on a *disposable hair net while in the kitchen. Please ensure that hair is tucked neatly into the net like this, otherwise, there is little point in putting on a hair net.
The use of *gloves IS required when handling food, except at the vegetable
To prevent stains on on your clothes, *aprons is highly recommended – you may choose to bring your own.
NO jewellery, please! Not even earrings, bracelets and rings. Remember about not liking to find inedible items in our food? … enough said.
Read more here:
Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub