Sunday, June 06, 2010

Following the volunteers

After moving to Bukit Jalil for half a year, get to know from Sheau Yuan, who stayed in Jalil Damai, there's a charity organisation near my area that I could follow her to work as volunteer too.

Early in the morning, she came to fetch me. Since the organisation had been receiving donations from public but they could not simply distribute the money without understanding the needs of the poor. That's why we were here to visit the poor and understand what we could provide or help them out. After the grouping, I just followed my group of 5 people. I saw they were putting 2 packets of 1KG rice, oil & some other things into the car boot. Then we were given 1 hour to visit one house among the cases. The things that they packed were bought according to what that family needs. They talked to the poor and investigate whether they really still need the help, is their situation getting better or worst.

After 1 hour of investigation & proves gathering, we were back to write out the report in group. Each group needs to provide some ideas, as I got no idea how to think out a solution, so I just do the writing =p The house visiting is carried out in the morning of the first Sunday of each month only, rotating in teams. That's mean each month each team will be visiting different houses. So, if I'm free, could tell Sheau Yuan to register for the next house visiting. She told me they were also working as volunter in 3 recycle point near my area, if I could come over to help them on the third week of Sunday morning every month.

4 comments:

hui ying said...

Good for you, YanTing!
Is this group a tzu chi volunteer group?

Yan Ting said...

hey, u know this hor......
but I'm not their member, just when free we can go to help them.

hui ying said...

U mean, I know they are tzu chi group? I duno ga.. but reading ur writing.. sounds like what they will do...

Yan Ting said...

i think lending a helping hand is OK. But too into it is not a good thing.