Volunteer

Volunteer Orientation

We invite you to learn more about Aidha from current volunteers, alumni and staff, as well as joining us on a tour of the campus.

Next Session

Sunday, 17th February 2019 

Upcoming Sessions

Sunday, 24th March 2019

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How can I get involved?

Our volunteers are drawn from all walks of life and professions, you can find them mentoring a class on Sunday, supporting our campus management staff during the week, or taking on fundraising and research work. Our volunteers all come with a passion to use their professional knowledge and experience to improve the lives of foreign domestic workers and low-income Singaporean women.

Join us at our volunteer orientation to learn more about Aidha from current volunteers and alumni. Click here to register.

Mentoring

Mentoring is at the heart of what we do. Each mentor adopts a class of students and takes them on a learning journey that will build their confidence in themselves and their future.

Adopting a class gives mentors the opportunity to develop their own cross-cultural facilitation and presentation skills, leading a group of women from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. It’s an opportunity to join an exciting and positive community of mentors and students from around the world.

How do I become a mentor?
  • Attend volunteer orientation

    Learn more about Aidha’s mission, our courses, the campus and meet some of our students.
    You’ll also meet other volunteer mentors and hear about their experience

  • Select the course to mentor

    Select the course that you feel you are able to mentor based on your experience and interests.

  • Undertake training

    A course-specific, three hour training session on facilitating a class.
    Led by a senior volunteer, you will be provided with teaching aids. It also includes time to role play scenarios for discussion.

  • Observe two batch

    Observe two classes in one day, or over two Sundays.

  • Adopt a course

    Congratulations and thank you! You’re now ready to meet your new class.
    We’ll provide you with all the teaching materials and will assign you a Mentor Buddy to support you and provide feedback.

What is the time commitment?

We ask our mentors to commit to adopting a class for six months.

The time commitment for mentors varies from 90 minutes on one Sunday a month to three hours on two Sundays a month.

Mentors are provided class materials for each class. Learn more about the courses you could mentor here.

Aidha understands that from time to time, volunteers may need to miss a class due to work or unexpected family commitments. Fortunately, we have a strong volunteer support network that can provide substitutes.

What experience is required?

Modules 1 to 3: Minimum three years of work experience in any field

Computer Classes: Minimum one year of work experience in any field for mentors. Good computer skills; no work experience required for Coaches. Coaches assist mentors during computer classes.

Improve your English: CELTA/ TESOL certification preferred

I was looking for an engaging volunteering role where I can use my knowledge and expertise to help others and Aidha was the perfect organisation. Not only did I found a love for teaching, I got to know so many amazing women who are highly motivated in improving their lives. Their enthusiasm is infectious and you can’t help but fuel their learning journey with the same energy. Seeing them apply new skills in their everyday life and witnessing their growth is such a humbling experience that I would not trade for anything.

Anna Tserlingas, Manage Your Money & Tech mentor

Aidha operations

Aidha creates opportunities for skills-based volunteering. We have many opportunities for all types of skill levels and have volunteers from various backgrounds. Our team runs specific projects or activities that need the help of volunteers, especially in IT, Communications, Marketing or Fundraising teams.

Volunteer vacancies:
Communications/ Marketing volunteer
Volunteer for Admin

To be a part of Aidha please email [email protected] and send us a note explaining how you think your skills will help Aidha as well as your CV. This will allow us to better fit your skills to our needs.


Ad-hoc projects & events

At Aidha, we hold many events for our students and volunteers. We also organise outreach events to increase awareness of our organization. We need volunteers who are able to plan, execute and help out with general tasks for these projects/events. Additionally, we also need photographers and videographers to cover these events.

To be a part of Aidha, please email [email protected] and send us a cover letter explaining how you think your skills will help Aidha as well as your CV. This will allow us to better fit your skills to our needs.


Fundraising

Our generous donors and corporate partners make Aidha’s life-changing programmes possible. Their support and donations offer critical assistance to cover our full programme costs as the fees we charge our students cover only 30% of actual costs.

There are many ways you can support our work. If you would like to propose your own fundraising initiative, connect us with potential partners or help us organise our annual fundraising events, we would be happy to hear from you!

Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Every dollar donated helps to support of Aidha’s financial literacy and empowerment programmes. Click here to make a donation.


Corporate partnerships

Our generous corporate partners enable Aidha to offer scholarships for students and support our educational programmes. While funding may be the most important way to support Aidha, our relationship with our partners is more than just financial support. We create long-lasting partnerships so that organisations and their employees can get involved in supporting Aidha’s mission.

Some of our partners include Australian Chamber of Commerce, Benefit Cosmetics, BNY Mellon Foundation, Deutsche Bank, Experian, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Kadence International, MasterCard, Paypal.

Click here to learn more about how your organisation can partner with Aidha or contact us at [email protected] or call: (65) 6341 5287.


Research

Aidha encourages research at all levels in the fields of education, migration, gender and development. We have worked with scholars from local institutes and universities such as the Asia Research Institute, the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University. We have also hosted scholars from prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the United States.

Click here to know more about our research work.

If you are interested in conducting a research project at Aidha, please contact us at [email protected].


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