We are living through very difficult and uncertain times, facing immense challenges since the beginning of 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected a large number of foreign migrant workers in Singapore.
Bengali Association Singapore members came forward in large numbers to serve the nation and community in a number ofways and fight this unprecedented pandemic together as BASUnited.
Our members who are health care professionals and other essential workers have been fighting tirelessly on the frontline to help those affected by the disease.
There has been overwhelming response from other BAS members in response to calls for volunteers from various Singapore government ministries, including the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, as well hospitals and NGOs such as Migrant Workers Centre and HealthServe.
Volunteers helped communicate with affected Bengali speaking migrant workers, keeping them informed on various developments as well as helping to uplift their morals. Some of the tasks BAS members helped with include:
- Translating various notices from English to Bengali, including hospital discharge memos and instructions as well as posters for migrant workers affected by Covid-19.
- Interpreters for communication with migrant workers.
- Holding telephone conversations with workers to check on their wellbeing, convey their problems and difficulties to officers from various organisations taking care of them.
- Volunteering to transport and distribute masks.
Some members also took the initiative to collect storybooks and magazines, cooked food and snacks, and recorded video messages for migrant workers living in dormitories.
If you would like to get involved and volunteer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
Bengali Association Singapore relies on member volunteers to help out during our events and community outreach programs. Here is a list of roles we are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please send an email to email@example.com.
- Manning the event registration desk
- Helping with event infrastructure
- Membership outreach and engagement
- Public relations
- Government relations
- Sponsorship outreach
- General administrative tasks
- Front desk volunteer
- Graphic design
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