VOLUNTEER VISION STATEMENT
To develop and honour our volunteers' personal capacity to
actively give back to the social sector as skilled volunteers.
Here at Skillseed, we are grateful to have many talented students join our office as volunteers and summer interns. As members of the Skillseed team, they undergo specialised training before assuming the roles of course organisers and facilitators.
Our volunteers have been instrumental to the success of many of our programs, including:
SPD 'YOUTH GIVES BACK' YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (YDP)
From 2017 to 2018, Skillseed partnered SPD to launch ‘Youth Gives Back’, a year-long training and mentorship programme for youths with disabilities. Our volunteers from Yale-NUS College, Callysta, Dianne and Monica worked as facilitators, and assisted the Skillseed team as they taught the participants social innovation and project management skills. They also served as buddies to the participants, and encouraged them throughout their social innovation journey.
raiSE’s SOCIAL ENTERPRISE YOUNG TALENT PROGRAMME (SEYTP)
As the official programme organiser for raiSE’s SEYTP, Skillseed ran the orientation programme for the Young Talents. Our volunteers, Kei, Aleithia and Jamie led participants through a series of Empathy Exercises they developed together with the Skillseed team. These exercises encouraged participants to challenge their existing notions of privilege, and to develop a greater capacity for empathy for the various stakeholders that they would encounter during their internship.
internships at skillseed
Our summer interns are exposed to a diverse range of portfolios and have the opportunity to involve themselves in the full range of Skillseed’s work, from project management and proposal writing to outreach and digital marketing.
For recent graduates and mid-career professionals, Skillseed offers our signature Gap Year Internship, designed to give you a one year runway to consider if the experiential learning and professional training niche within the social sector suits you.