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Willing Hearts

11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51 Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074

Singapore, 409074

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Our GEIP Alumni Committee is gathering a small group of GEIP alumni to come together to do GOOD :)

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*Limited to 30 pax* Event is for GEIP ALUMNI ONLY.

We are organizing a community volunteering event at Willing Hearts on 18 Oct, Sunday 12-4pm.

About Willing Hearts

A secular, non-affiliated charity, Willing Hearts is wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 6,500 daily meals to about 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.

Willing Hearts is a registered as a society with the Ministry of Home Affairs since February 2005 and as a charity with the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development since December 2008.

Mission of Willing Hearts

To provide daily meals and other support services to the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalized members in Singapore, and to assist and guide them towards rehabilitating and reinstating themselves as useful members of our society.

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Willing Hearts has a simple philosophy when it comes to volunteering - Just come with a warm smile, two helping hands, an open and willing heart, and one simple question “How can I be of help today?” That is all it takes to volunteer at Willing Hearts.

The flurry of activities starts as soon as the doors to the kitchen are open. Pots and pans are constantly clanging. Grills sizzle while dishes for the day are prepared. Smells of freshly cooked rice fills the air. Hands busy scooping and packing meal boxes. Sloshing and splashing water while cleaning and washing up. Preparing ingredients such as the chopping of vegetables of the next days. It continues through the day until the last task is completed and the kitchen cleaned and ready for the next day.

Volunteer Roles

In the morning between 5am to 12pm, there will be another group of volunteers cooking and packing food for the beneficiaries of the day. Around 11am, most of the packed food will be on the way to be delivered to the beneficiaries.

From 12:00pm to 4:00pm – the volunteering roles will mainly be Preparation of ingredients for the next day 70%, and Cleaning Up 30%

  • Preparation of ingredients – This would include chopping vegetables, opening bottles and packets of seasoning and sauces, opening cans and packets of food, and just about any other task so the meals can be cooked and delivered on time.
  • Cleaning and Washing – This is often the most overlooked part of the whole operation. Used trays, covers, baskets, cooking utensils, pots and pans all need washing.
  • General Help – There will always be someone who needs a helping hand at the soup kitchen. Someone WILL grab you along the way, asking for help.

Hope to see you there!

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Willing Hearts

11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51 Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074

Singapore, 409074

Singapore

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