Category: Emmaus Updates

Fueling Good

Playing It Safe Over the Easter Weekend

Reading Time: 1 minute The effects of burnout do not just stay at work; it spills over into the family and affects our parenting as well. We are indeed honoured to have been able to bring Cafe Wowee to parents and volunteers from the Pentecost Methodist Church Kindergarten and Pentecost Methodist Church Children Ministry. Indeed, as the children were…
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Bringing Out the Indiana Jones in Volunteer Managers

Reading Time: 2 minutes You may be familiar with the Indiana Jones character portrayed by Harrison Ford. The film franchise would bring us on epic adventures on quests for treasures. In a way, volunteer managers, among the many other non-profit practitioners, are like the Indiana Jones of their organizations. After all, volunteer programmes, when running well, can bring about…
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Joining Forces to Bring Care to the Carers

Reading Time: 2 minutes A local study1  in 2015 found that 1 in 3 palliative care practitioners (doctors, nurses and social workers) in the public healthcare sector experience burnout. These are the very people who are on the frontline, working round-the-clock, caring and bringing comfort and support to terminally ill patients and their caregivers. And so, the need is…
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A Wowee Launch!

Reading Time: 1 minute We are declaring war on burnout! So we are really excited to launch Cafe Wowee (Working Optimally Without Encountering Exhaustion). Over 2 sessions in mid March 2019, we brought Cafe Wowee to volunteers of Pentecost Methodist Church and to the public through A Good Space at the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. It is an…
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Youthful and Thriving Volunteers Coming Your Way

Reading Time: 1 minute A throwback to the last two Thursdays (21 & 28 Feb) at The Red Box. Great energy over the two evenings as we introduced and covered essential topics to help one be an effective volunteer. Specially designed for Youth Corps Singapore, the two evenings saw the youths learning about self-awareness, stressors facing families in need,…
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It’s a Wrap for Volunteer Management Circuit Run 2

Reading Time: 1 minute It’s a wrap! This concludes Run 2 of the Volunteer Management Circuit. As we round up the Circuit, Dr Andrew from Volunteer Resource Optimisation of the National Council of Social Service came to address the participants and reminded them about the importance of the role they play in building social capital for Singapore. He also…
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Raising the Next Generation of Volunteer Management Professionals

Reading Time: 1 minute The Volunteer Management Circuit is underway! We have been working hard the last few months to enhance the Volunteer Management Circuit and we are glad to present Volunteer Management Circuit 2.0. This time round, we are glad to be able to work with 26 participants as we cover the fundamentals of strategic volunteer partnerships, the…
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Here’s to a Successful Inaugural Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium!

Reading Time: 1 minute A throwback to the Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium on 11 Jan 2019. We were indeed honoured to be joined by volunteer management practitioners, their senior management, as well as representatives from the Volunteer Resource Optimisation team from NCSS. Thanks to SPD, Life Community Services Society and the National Council of Social Service for the wonderful…
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The 5Fs of Volunteer Care

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our team is indeed privileged to be given the opportunity to co-organize the Volunteer Care Day for volunteers from Pentecost Methodist Church. Each year, more than 100 volunteers from the church are deployed to work with charities to bless the needy and underprivileged. These volunteers serve as befrienders and tutors as they visit needy families…
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Reflections of Emmaus’ First with the Social Enterprise Summit

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a wrap for Emmaus’ first in participating in the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Summit and the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Networking Event. It had been an amazing experience and if I can sum it up with a few keywords, it would be potential, purpose, people, practice and pride. Potential. I have to admit that,…
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