AWARE is always looking for persons with organizational skills. We need help in reorganizing our files and our library. We need assistance in tallying surveys, collecting media articles, surfing the Internet, database entries and other administrative tasks. Volunteers can work both remotely and in the office.
Befrienders are volunteers who offer support to those in distress. It often involves accompanying those in distress to court, police stations, hospitals and other locations. All Befrienders must undergo training at AWARE and have a somewhat flexible day-time schedule.
Helpliners are volunteers who monitor our Crisis Helpline, Monday to Friday, from 3pm to 9:30pm. All Helpliners are trained at AWARE over a 3- month period and are asked to volunteer a minimum of a few hours a month at the AWARE Centre.
AWARE has a legal clinic every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. We are always on the look out for lawyers who have practised Singapore Law, especially family law. If you have not practised family law, you may still be able to contribute at our Legal Clinic. Volunteer lawyers must be available to spare three hours a month to attend the Legal Clinic.
AWARE hosts a variety of events that range from fundraising concerts, film premieres and outdoor activities to our Annual General Meeting. As part of the Events team you must be a team player. Tasks include connecting with sponsors, organizing guest lists, caterers, sponsorships, marketing campaigns and communications.
AWARE receives funding in the forms of grants and private donations. As part of our fundraising team, you will be tasked with writing grant proposals and establishing a network of connectors for private donations. Volunteers can work remotely or from the office.
Interns must be students who can commit to a minimum of 4 days a week for a minimum period of 2 months. In exchange, AWARE offers Interns a S$5 per day meal allowance and an opportunity to learn through an assigned mentor with more than 5 years work experience and working with projects hands on. Intern volunteers must be able to work from the office.
For various events and projects, we need photographers and graphic designers. Volunteers will be asked to work on site or remotely depending on the project. All projects are on an ad-hoc basis.
CEDAW and Singles are examples of Research projects that AWARE has carried out. Read about them here. Researchers can be tasked with researching data, creating surveys, writing reports, creating statistics and working closely with a team. Research subcommittees work remotely and usually meet one evening per month. We ask that volunteers for our Research Team be strongly committed as to avoid high turnover.
AWARE Training Institute (ATI) is responsible for educating the public on various issues such as sexual harassment, feminism, body image, self-esteem, financial literacy and others. We are looking for volunteer trainers, program developers and back office executives to coordinate trainings, write marketing material, and promote training courses to corporations and the public. Trainers work on an ad-hoc basis and back office work must be done from the office.
AWARE is revamping its volunteer program and would like to have someone that either has Human Resource experience or a desire to acquire that knowledge as well as some project management experience.
We have a team of enthusiastic writers. If you have good writing or editing skills, we would love to have your assistance in writing and editing articles for our Internet site, e-newsletter, invitations and various reports. This can be done either remotely or in our office.
If you have a skill set and/or ideas that is line with our mission of gender equality, we would love to hear from you. Or if you have skills that you think might be helpful, please contact us at email@example.com. We understand that in order to grow and evolve we must be open to new ideas. Let us know how you would like to volunteer.