Strong social support helps build a healthy foundation for rehabilitation.
Oftentimes, ex-offenders struggling to reintegrate into society have a distinct lack of pro-social peers to turn to for support and guidance. SACA's volunteer programme creates new ways for acceptance & care to be extended to clients.
We recruit and train Volunteer After-Care Officers (VAOs) to assist our clients under our Volunteer After-Care Programme, complementing other initiatives for them and their families that are conducted by our full-time social workers and case managers.
Through SACA's volunteer programmes below, you will be giving support to clients and/or their families:
Returning back to society and the responsibilities of daily life can be a lonely & challenging experience for some ex-offenders.
Being a befriender means extending a listening ear, giving support & care where possible, and showing clients that they are returning as accepted members of the community.
Initiative for Incarcerated Mothers and Affected Children
The effects of incarceration goes beyond the individual. Family members are also on the receiving end, and this includes the children and their stand-in caregivers.
Through home visits by social workers, case managers and volunteers, IIMAC specifically looks at ways to support incarcerated mothers, their children and assigned caregivers.
Singapore Prison Service-Family Service Centre Collaboration
The SPS-FSC was added to further enhance SACA’s existing IIMAC initiative. With this new collaboration, support will now be extended to all other female inmates and their family members.
This collaboration helps bridge the gap between families and resources available for them, so that they can receive timely support and assistance from FSCs.
A VOLUNTEER JOURNEY THAT IS SUPPORTED
Throughout your volunteer journey, you will be supported and guided by SACA:
All volunteers will be supported by training provided by both SACA & Singapore Prisons Services. These training sessions seek to develop the basic skills and competencies required for your volunteering journey, including useful sharing on theories and best practices.
Through regular check-ins with SACA, volunteers are given the opportunity to chat, discuss and connect with the team and other like-minded volunteers.
SACA organises talks and workshops for volunteers to gain exposure to the work of other social sector agencies. Past workshops have included visits to agencies in the correctional sector and virtual talks by community partners.
As a way of thanks and appreciation for the hard work of our volunteers, SACA organises fun yearly events for volunteers to enjoy.
Social acceptance plays a key role in reintegration.
Join us as a volunteer and make a difference.
We are looking for volunteers who are:
At least 23 years of age
Able to commit for at least two years
Patient and have a good listening ear
Genuine in wanting to help clients get back on their feet
The ability to speak a second language or dialect will be an added advantage. If you want to volunteer with us, email us and tell us why you want to be a SACA volunteer!
INTERVIEW & SCREENING PROCESS
SACA will schedule an interview to get to know you better.
volunteer application review
Your application will be processed.
TRAINING BY SACA & PRISONS
Receive training from both SACA and Singapore Prisons Services.
ON-BOARD AS A VOLUNTEER
Join the SACA family as a volunteer.