As a skills-based volunteer organisation, our volunteers are truly the heart and soul of Engineering Good. They are the kind folks who have generously given of their time to develop appropriate technology solutions for our beneficiaries, facilitate educational workshops, and support in other essential organisational functions, using their talent and expertise to help to grow Engineering Good to what it is today. Our recent volunteer appreciation event was an informal get-together lunch event to thank our volunteers for the hard work they have put in!
Before lunch (as there is no free lunch :P), our volunteers got to mix-and-mingle in an informal sharing session. In the course of volunteering on a particular project or activity, many of our volunteers do not get to meet or interact with other volunteers from other teams, or get to know what others are doing first hand. This event brought together volunteers from our local and international projects, student projects, workshops, marketing, fundraising, and other functions, and was a good opportunity for volunteers to get to know each other.
Volunteers from each of the project teams also shared about the work they have done, exchanging information and ideas and, for some, also taking the opportunity to seek support from the larger volunteer pool in specific technical areas! For many volunteers, it was eye-opening and inspiring to learn about the variety of work that was being done by other teams across the organisation, and to get to know the people behind the work.
We rounded off the morning session with a short tour of Tech Able, a resource centre for assistive technologies in Singapore, that generously hosted our session. We then adjourned to Soul Food, a social enterprise restaurant that employs persons with disabilities, for a sumptuous buffet lunch.