Our Volunteer’s Work

“Our volunteers come from all walks of life (schools, individuals, organizations and working adults) and our beneficiaries benefit as our volunteers impart their knowledge and share their experiences with them. Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. – Jim Rohn

Join us as passionate volunteers today!

Christmas Wonderland | 12 December 2019

9 students volunteers from National Junior College came over and hold a mini-games carnival for our students. Games like ‘Cup Stackz’, ‘ Don’t Forget the lyrics!’, ‘ Tallest Building Wins!’, ‘Let’s Recreate!’, ‘Ping Pong Trivia’, ‘Christmas Pictionary’ were being played! Our students bonded with their friends through their teamwork!

SWISH Cares – 27 November 2019

8 youths accompanied by 2 Care Community Services Society staff came over and teach our students what resilience is about and prepared 6 stations games that are related to skills needed in playing Basketball. Our students enjoyed themselves in the different station games.

Treasure Hunt – 26 November 2019

17 Servicemen from the Artillery Institute came over and organised treasure hunt for our student care students. Our students had fun searching for the ‘notes’ and they learnt how to bid for their favourite snacks using the ‘notes’ they found!

SOTA Year 5 – 14 and 15 November 2019

6 students raised fund by selling stickers they designed and with the fund we managed to bless our beneficiaries with food bundles. This is a meaningful experience.

Fun with Craft – 01 November 2019

Students from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School came over to teach our primary one and two children how to roll coloured papers and pasting them on templates of lion, flowers, snail and butterfly.

SMU Project Hue Hope – 07 October 2019

Student Volunteers from SMU Hue conducted lessons surrounding the theme of recycling and did canvas drawing with the kids for an exchange with the children in Hue, Vietnam. They also played Hula-Hoop game that allows them to learn what teamwork is.

SMU Project Pangarap XII – 01 October 2019

Students from SMU Project Pangarap XII came over to teach our student care students how to play the Mrs Wright Game. The game teaches the students to stay focus as they listen for the words ‘left’ & ‘right’ during the game.

Project Pangarap – 30 September 2019

Students from SMU – Project Pangarap came to BCDC and BSCC to conduct fun and meaningful activities with our children such as building the tallest and strongest tower with newspapers, origami and to making pencil holders.

Geylang Methodist Secondary School – 2 September 2019

Students from Geylang Methodist Secondary School taught our children lanterns and Playdoh making, thus enabling them to unleash their creativity cells!

Presbyterian High School – Learning Festival – 30 August 2019

Students from Presbyterian High School planned a series of games like Charades, Pictureka, Taaboo and musical chairs for the children. The children are being exposed to a number of activities that requires communication, creativity, use of vocabulary and teamwork.

SOTA (Year 3) BSCC | August 2019

After several sessions with us, it was time for us to bid farewell to SOTA’s year 3 students. Their last activity, was having a paper plane competition with the Primary 1 & 2s, of which they are very enthusiastic about!

SOTA (Year 3) BCDC – August 2019

Following the centre’s theme, sea creatures, students from SOTA taught the children to make sea creatures through arts and crafts activities, and some taught them rhythmic beats!

Tampines-Meridian Junior College – 23 August 2019

Volunteers from Tampines Meridian Junior College shared with our children (K2) about underwater life and colours by getting them involved in craft work that used shaving cream, coloured motif and papers.

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School – Anti-bullying – 16 August 2019

Volunteers from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School designed and wrote a storybook on anti-bullying to share with the students from BCS, to raise awareness among them about bullying at a young age.

SMU Kidleidoscope 2019 – July 2019

Yearly affair, SMU Kidleidoscope has partnered with us to deliver exciting activities with our children from our centres, with their signature tie-dye activity with us. On top of that, they taught our children to make dreamcatchers too!

Self-defense Muay Thai Lessons with Bethel Student Care – 10 June – 14 June 2019

Known as the Art of the 8 limbs, two trainers from IMPACT Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) came down to BSCC and conducted a 5-day lesson with the students and taught them basic fighting skills which included a series of punches, kicks and knees.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Psychology Studies – 11 June 2019

The N1 group from BCDC were blessed by a group of students from NP’s psychology studies with games such as identifying the animals, puzzle fixing, and even making a Father’s Day card with them!

SMU – Project Shining Lights VIII – 11 June 2019

With fun and effortful station games brought by SMU OCIP Team: Project Shining Lights VIII – musical chairs, tic-tac-toe, and charades, the children from BSCC enjoyed themselves a whole lot!

NUS – Operation Ulysses – 3 June 2019

NUS Operation Ulysses, brought the students from BSCC to Marina Barrage on a journey to learn about the importance of water conservation.

School of the Arts (SOTA) Year 4 Week-long service volunteering – 27 May – 31 May 2019

SOTA Year 4

“Is SOTA coming today?” – BSCC Student

A yearly affair, BCS has partnered with SOTA and the Year 4 students have blessed BCS and our children with a variety of art-themed activities – through visual arts and theatre arts. Over a period of 5 months, the students have also designed toilet wall stickers for Bethel Child Development Centre and Bethel Kinderlites. What other theme to use when designing stickers for a toilet? The students have designed eye-catching and adorable pond-themed stickers, from ducks, to koi fishes, and right down to water puddles and bubbles. Fundraising is also an important concept, of which the students have taken the time and effort to raise funds to print the stickers, amidst juggling their studies and their arts.

To end off their service learning with us, they had a week-long programme where they conducted activities with Bethel Kinderlites (BK) and Bethel Student Care Centre (BSCC), where the children looked forward to meeting them for every session. Finger-painting art sessions were conducted with BK, and while it was truly adorable to see them at work, the student volunteers had to ensure that the children do not make a mess themselves! Fast-paced reactions games as such the famous ‘Bang!’ was conducted with the students from BSCC. With the children’s competitive natures in place, they were fully focused and in the zone of wanting to win our student volunteers.

Their efforts in planning for the previous sessions has left a memorable impression with our BSCC students till they often ask us “When is SOTA coming back?” or if there’s a volunteer group that is coming on the day itself – “are we having SOTA with us today?”

Field Trip with Bethel Kinderlites – 3 May 2019

What a better way to spend a Friday morning admiring nature’s flora and fauna?
Bethel Kinderlites was blessed by Liberty Insurance for a trip to Gardens by the Bay on 3 May 2019.
With curious minds, the children walked through Flower Dome and Cloud Forest with the volunteers from Liberty Insurance, parents and the teachers themselves.

Chinese New Year – 11 February 2019

Photo w SOTA & Food Hampers

A time of well wishes of prosperity and good health, SOTA have blessed the students from Bethel Student Care Centre with Seven Food Hampers for Chinese New Year! These hampers were brought in by their Year 3 students who are collaborating with us to conduct activities with the children in Bethel Student Care Centre (BSCC). Thank you SOTA for the wonderful blessings!

National Day Food Bundle Distribution. A collaboration between G and L Surgical and Bethel Community Services.

In celebration of Singapore’s National Day, G&L Surgical team together with the staff of Bethel Community Services and Bethel Assembly had distributed food bundles to 50 low-income families and elderly who resides in rental flats to help improve their physical and emotional lives. It was as much a fulfilling day for all the volunteers.

The purpose of this National Day drive was to collect, pack, prepare and deliver food and necessity items to needy individuals and families with financial difficulties who live in single room flats. Even in today’s society, there are still many families and individuals who need our aid for basic provisions that we often take for granted. It was an absolutely amazing feeling to share in their lives and their stories and be able to experience their sincere gratitude and joy!

Everyone involved, including the children, were thoroughly enriched on this auspicious day for Singapore.