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Cafe Wowee is Going Places!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cafe Wowee is going places! This time, we are really glad to be able to bring Cafe Wowee to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). It was indeed an encouraging Friday afternoon spent with more than 30 doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals as we facilitated dialogues on burnout, mental well-being and also shared handles on…
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The Non-Profit Challenge & the Volunteer Partnerships Key

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your organization can grow to be a powerful change agent in your community, as you carry out your mission and grow your volunteer partnerships. Humble Beginnings… The genesis of the social services we have today is in the coming together of well-intentioned individuals and volunteers who wanted to meet community needs. Here’s a recent video…
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Thriving Fathers, Thriving Lives…

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study in 20171 shows how fathers’ deep involvement with their children: significantly influence their children’s developmental outcomes, is associated with a reduced display of behavioural and psychological disorders in their children, and predicts decreased adverse child outcomes. In the same way, many research also supports the role of a father in their children’s development.…
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Running Around, Running Aground

Reading Time: 2 minutes And just suddenly, one day, I was lying there in my bed, unable to move,” shared one. There I was, on my bathroom floor, at 2 am in the morning; cold, crying and wondering why I was in the state I was in,” shared another. I was angsty. I realized how work caused me to…
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Banding Together to Fight Burnout as a Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre “Burnout keeps us from thriving as a person. To prevent and address it, we need to call it out, deal with it and stop it from consuming us,” says James, Lead Thrive-Synergist and Founder of Emmaus Strategies, as he spent an evening with members from the community and shared…
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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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