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S.N.A.C.Ks

Programme

​S.N.A.C.Ks 

Simple, nutritional and caring kits (simple servings of a hot nutritional drink) are served to patients at strategic time frames and locations* in NCCS. This aims to offer beneficiaries some relief from the discomfort (which can be aggravated by worry, anxiety or hunger) of extended waiting due to various inevitable circumstances.

Each serving may include a note of encouragement or positive quote-of-the-day that may be prepared by various volunteer groups in advance of the activity.

*Due to limited resources, this currently applies only to our chemotherapy facility.

​Beneficiary​NCCS patients
Volunteer position & description of volunteer service

​S.N.A.C.Ks support

To note patients' requests for hot nutritional drinks, prepare them, and serve them to patients.

To assist in raising patients' and caregivers' awareness of the support programmes available to them.

More often than not, our patients are comforted by the simple but helpful gestures of our volunteers, who are donned in the sunny yellow vest and a bright smile.

Level of Patient Interaction: High / Close interaction that requires some training


Commitment required

You may commit at least 22 collective hours, over a term of 10 weeks to:

(i) a 2-hour training prior to commencement of volunteer service, and

(ii) at least one 2-hour service session* per week

*Any day(s) from Monday to Friday, between 10.30am to 12.30pm or 2.30pm to 4.30pm

*Each session includes a 20-minute break-time

​Minimum age​16 years old
Desired qualities, personality, talents and/or skills
  • Prior experience (preferred): in caring for or interacting with cancer patients, or survivors who are well after completing treatment and wish to contribute

  • Physically fit to be on your feet for a few consecutive hours

  • Patient, caring & approachable

  • Self-conscious of hygiene practices when handling food and drink

  • Effectively bilingual – English and Mandarin / Malay / Tamil

  • Ability to converse in dialect is an added advantage

What to note

​As this is an on-going programme through the year, there is a regular need for volunteer support. Interested volunteers are welcome to contact our Volunteer Engagement Team  for more information.

Corporate donations in support of such programmes are also welcome.