EGSC organises community volunteering sessions every semester to extend our reach to the wider community around us. This is in addition to our technology development projects to allow like-minded people to volunteer with us in another way.
Teck Ghee Youth Centre
From January to March 2020, the EGSC Community Engagement team organised a series of community service sessions and invited other NUS students to join us. We conducted 4 arts and craft sessions for the children at Teck Ghee Youth Centre. To align with our club's passion, the arts and craft sessions were aimed to explain science and engineering concepts to the children. It included fun experiments such as the egg drop challenge and a bridge building competition. The 4 enriching sessions were a meaningful experience for both the children and volunteers!
Children's Cancer Foundation PALS
In September 2019, a few EGSC members went down to the Children's Cancer Foundation to conduct a science enrichment workshop for the students at their PALS centre (Place for Academic Learning & Support).
We taught the students how to build a rubber band racer and a catapult made from ice cream sticks, straws, and skewers. Some of these children got their hands on using a glue gun and utility cutter safely. Through these DIY exercises, we taught them basic science concepts in a hands-on and fun manner!
It was an enjoyable and fruitful session for both the PALS students and our members!
Taman Jurong SilverACE
EGSC members had regular volunteering sessions at Taman Jurong SilverACE senior activity centre. We had our last volunteering session in September 2018. The senior activity centre helps promote active ageing among the elderly. We engaged them through conducting sewing exercises and playing Bingo with them.
SkillsFuture Hack-a-Toy Workshop
Our parent organisation, Engineering Good, had a booth at a SkillsFuture festival in July 2018. Some of our EGSC members came down as a volunteer for this Engineering Good workshop. At the Hack-a-Toy booth, we taught participants in a hands-on manner how to DIY their own accessibility switches on toys. This would allow children with special needs to be able to operate the toy by making it simpler to turn ON and OFF. The experience included demonstrating and then getting the participants to solder a wire to the switch.