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Bringing Joy to Others

Aug 2019    
Mr Soo and wife bring joy to a resident at a birthday celebration at MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee

Mr Harry Soo and Ms Lilian Chang were among the first volunteers for MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee’s birthday celebrations. Each month, the husband–wife pair faithfully give their time to make birthdays memorable for the residents.

In addition to sponsoring the birthday cakes, Mr Soo also arranges for talented individuals and school groups to perform for the seniors. So far, the residents have been treated to Cantonese opera, Chinese orchestral music, Chinese dance and more.

 While celebrating with the residents, Mr and Mrs Soo enjoy mingling and chatting with them as well as taking part in the activities. They said, “Seeing them smile gives us joy. It is rewarding when we get the residents to open up, just like old friends. We can give back to society, and we find more meaning in our lives when we bring God’s joy to those at the home.”

Mr and Mrs Soo have also become champions of volunteerism. They have been encouraging fellow members from Grace Methodist Church to come on board and now have a team of 16 volunteers. With their support, the programme has expanded to accommodate the growing number of residents.

By the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) Communications Team

COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Join Us at Chapel Services at MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee

The Home is currently looking for help with their weekly chapel service.

Roles:

  • Lead worship and music ministry (lead praise and worship, provide musicians, bring residents in wheelchairs to and from chapel service)
  • Provide guest speakers to give sermons or share testimonies

 Time and Frequency: Chapel service is held every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers should commit to helping at least once a month.

Be our MWS Ambassador at Roadshows

From raising awareness about MWS’ services and programmes, to fundraising, to volunteer recruitment—roadshows are great places to meet people! If you are outgoing and passionate about supporting our work with the distressed and disadvantaged, please contact us.

Find out more about the MWS’ Seven Volunteering Experiences

  • Fun & Sun
  • Home Improvement
  • Imagine & Create
  • Keep it Movin’
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Share Your Expertise
  • Up Close & Personal

For more information, please contact us at:

 https://mws.sg/volunteer

 volunteer@mws.sg.

By the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) Communications Team

Photo courtesy of Methodist Welfare Services

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