Lakeside Family Services (LFS) is a non-profit Voluntary Welfare Organisation started in 1993 to serve the individuals and families in the community at Jurong.
LFS provide casework and counselling, financial assistance, information and referral services targeting family needs for people of all ages, regardless of race, language or religion. They also reach out to families affected by incarceration and problem gambling at their Taman Jurong Centre.
LFS remains committed to expand and develop services that are needed for the last, the least and the lost in society, to serve with the vision of "Changing Lives, Transforming Communities". LFS have 4 service centres (Jurong East, Jurong West, Taman Jurong and Bukit Merah) and 2 Student Care Centres located at Jurong East and Jurong West respectively.
LFS is looking for volunteers to help in 2 of their programmes.
1. LIGHTS Preteen Programme - Children Services
This is a 6 months programme which aim to empower children in building positive relationship with their families; be meaningfully engaged in, and contributing to their communities; and to show reduction in their risk behaviour.
Volunteers will be involved in the following:
- Assisting staffs in managing and facilitation activities;
- Accompanying children for Outdoor Adventures;
- Planning for, and joining children in the Service Learning Project;
- Befriending and engaging the Children; and
- Planning and running Year-end Camp for children.
Volunteers will be required to be present twice a month on Saturday mornings (volunteer days and time is negotiable) from 12 August 2017 to 27 January 2018.
Venue: Lakeside Family Services (Jurong West)
Address: Blk 516 Jurong West Street 52 #01-73 Singapore 640516
Day & Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2. Lakeside Student Care (Jurong East and Jurong
Lakeside Student Care has a total of approximately 260 children, age 7-12 years old. These students are mostly from the low-income family; around 50% are from dysfunctional families, while a few have parent(s) who are incarcerated.
The centre is opened to volunteers conducting either sports, Arts & Craft, homework coaching, workshops for the students etc.