A neighbourhood buddy system aimed at supporting isolated and frail seniors, by connecting resident volunteers with their neighbours-in-need based on proximity, assistance type and spoken language.
Our buddy system allows our KampungKakis to #stay(closeto)home while helping one another
It also ensures accountability and limits contact exposure of vulnerable individuals during a pandemic like COVID-19
More importantly, through our volunteers, our buddy system bridges the gap between marginalised groups and the rest of the community
1. Lonely or fragile seniors (50-years old and above) who have no caregivers to rely on
2. Isolated individuals who might be at-risk and need regular check-ins
If you know someone who can benefit, seek their consent and help them to sign up
Help can be as simple as -
lending a listening ear,
navigating available resources,
picking up groceries or meals, or accompanying seniors to medical appointments.
No fixed time commitment or specific assistance required. Our volunteers help within their own time and capacity to give.
As we continue to scale up KampungKakis across Singapore to build a more resilient community network, we need more hands on deck to help increase our outreach and support our operations.
If you are keen to do more than just being a volunteer kaki to a kaki-in-need, we welcome you to join our team of Kampung Elves. Check out the available roles today, and lend us your expertise!