We want to tell stories of our inspiring people behind 'Beyond Awesome. They are often working tirelessly behind the scenes or are inspiring students to develop a love of learning and to reach their full potential.
We catch up with Samuel who is one of our WorldChangeAgents and regularly serves in our program in the hopes that he will inspire you to begin your volunteer journey with us!
1. Why do you volunteer with our program? "I have always been interested in working with children, especially those from low income families. I was looking for a place where I can volunteer on a long term basis after volunteering ad-hoc for a long period of time. That was when I found Blessings in A Bag!"
2. What has been your favourite moment so far? "My favourite moment so far was to be able to spend the day at the Singapore zoo with the children. Instead of the usual 2-3 hours, we got to spend a full day at the zoo. It was heart-warming to see one of the children I was attached to falling asleep soundly on the bus ride home. It shows that he really enjoyed his day."
3. What would you say to someone who's contemplating signing up to serve? Don't wait! Sign up now! It’s never too early to make a tiny difference in someone else’s life.
4. What has been challenging about serving with us? Has this been counter-balanced by any moment or interaction you've had with our students? The most challenging part is trying to build a good rapport with the children, especially when you are still new. However, you will definitely begin to feel good when the children start to recognize and exhibit little actions of appreciation towards you.
Interested to serve? We are looking for committed (minimum two sessions a month for at least 3-6 months) and passionate (shares our vision) WorldChangeAgents. Click here to fill up a form in under 30 seconds and we will get back to you!