Age limits and terms for young volunteers

Love Kuching Project welcomes volunteers that are older than 14 to become a volunteer with portfolio, though we have age limits depending on the team that you wish to join.

As a cat rescue group that is focused on loving the cats in our lives and neighbourhoods, we welcome young volunteers to be part of a volunteer community we are connected to, where we can empower them to be the best that they can be. 

However, we have team-specific roles that would require volunteers to be skilled, and other forms of work may be inherently risky and thus unsuitable for young adults (like facilities management, where you may have to work with power tools).

As a young volunteer, you can join our service learning program or start a self-initiated service-learning project through your school if you do not meet the age limit to join any of our teams. You can find out more about these below:

Here are the age limits for various teams:

Foster Care

Volunteers must be older than 16 to be a Foster Care volunteer with portfolio.

We welcome volunteers who are below the age of 16 to join the Foster Care team on an ad-hoc basis, through Play/Clean or starting a self-initiated service learning programme.

Fundraising and Events team

Volunteers must be above 14 to join the Fundraising and Events teams.

Rescue

Volunteers must be older than 18 to be part of the Rescue team, as Rescue handles work with members of the public that would need help. 

Outreach

Volunteers must be above 17 to join the Outreach team. 

Marketing

Volunteers must be above 16 to join the Marketing team.

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Volunteers must be older than 16 to serve an Administrative or Account role, or to be a Facilities Management ad-hoc assistant (you will be supervised while doing Facilities Management work).

To be a Legal volunteer or a Tech volunteer, you will need to have the relevant skills (like a degree in law or a job relating to computer science).

Human Resources

Volunteers must be older than 16 to be part of the Human Resources team.

Young volunteers below 18 years (but meet the age limits for volunteering in a team-specific role) will have to submit a signed copy of a volunteer consent form to their respective team managers after they have been accepted for the role. You can download the form below:

About the consent form

We set out the volunteer terms and conditions below to ensure that parents (or guardians) understand what their child (or ward) will do at Love Kuching Project as a volunteer with portfolio (or a volunteer with a team-specific role for more than three months). These volunteer terms set out in short:

That you consent to the collection of your personal information and that of your child/ward, and to Love Kuching Project’s use of this information in compliance with the Protection of Personal Data Act 2012.

For more information on how Love Kuching Project will handle your personal data, you can refer to our Privacy Policy.

That you understand that because animals (and cats) may behave in unpredictable ways (especially when they feel scared, nervous, angry, ill or threatened), and there is an inherent risk of injury or illness when you handle them. You will not hold us liable for any damages that you or child/ward may suffer arising from these complications.

Our volunteers will offer first-aid in the event that you (or your child/ward) is scratched or bitten, and we will advise on precautions that need to be taken if a cat is feral or hard to handle.

That you and your child/ward will not disclose or let other people know confidential information pertaining to other volunteers, donors or rescuers without the prior written consent of Love Kuching Project. This includes the cattery’s location and phone numbers.

Terms and conditions for young volunteers

These Volunteer Terms and Conditions (“Volunteer Terms”) govern the relationship between the parent/guardian of the Young Volunteer (hereinafter referred to as “you”) and Love Kuching Project and its members (collectively, “Love Kuching Project” or “LKP”) with respect to the performance of a Young Volunteer’s responsibilities as a Regular Volunteer at the Cattery (as defined below).

In consideration of the parties’ mutual agreements, undertakings and covenants herein, it is hereby agreed as follows:

Cattery” means the establishment run by LKP for the housing of cats under its care;

Confidential Information” means information that is confidential or proprietary in nature disclosed by LKP for the purpose of arranging and conducting a Session for you, whether directly or indirectly, in writing, orally, or by inspection of tangible objects, including, without limitation, information regarding the physical address of the Cattery and the personal data of all LKP volunteers;

Damages” means all direct and indirect liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, fines and penalties, fees on a full indemnity basis, and disbursements and costs of investigation, litigation, settlement, judgment and interest, regardless of whether they arise in contract, tort (including negligence), or under any statute or otherwise;

Love Kuching Project” or “LKP” means the Love Kuching Project, a society registered in accordance with the Singapore Societies Act (Cap. 311) with UEN T13SS0220G, and its members; and

Regular Volunteer” means a Young Volunteer who has agreed to volunteer his or her services to LKP in respect of one or more specific portfolios, on a long-term basis and for not less than six (6) months.

LKP conducts its activities in compliance with the Protection of Personal Data Act 2012. By providing LKP with your personal information and the personal information of the Young Volunteer for the purpose of confirming the Young Volunteer’s position as a Regular Volunteer, you are expressly consenting to the collection, use, processing, and disclosure, of the personal data that you have provided, as well as any photographs, images, film, video recording, or sound recording, which may be produced during your participation in LKP-related activities, for the purpose of promoting, publicising, and marketing LKP’s activities and campaigns.

You also acknowledge that all information that you have provided to LKP is accurate, truthful, and complete.

For more information on how LKP handles your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy here.

LKP grants the Young Volunteer a temporary and revocable licence to enter the Cattery for the purpose of performing the Young Volunteer’s duties as a Regular Volunteer and participating in LKP activities.

You hereby represent that the Young Volunteer is not suffering from any medical condition, disability, or eyesight condition, which may make it unsafe for the Young Volunteer to be present in the Cattery or that could cause any risk to others. You also represent that the Young Volunteer will not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol while in attendance at the Cattery.

Animals in general, and cats in particular, may behave in unpredictable ways and may scratch, bite or otherwise harm volunteers and visitors (and their possessions) when they feel scared, nervous, angry, ill, or threatened. You acknowledge and agree that the Young Volunteer will be exposed to the risk of injury, and that, to the fullest extent of the law, you will not hold LKP liable for any Damages that you or the Young Volunteer may suffer arising from your attendance at the Cattery (whether in contract, tort, including negligence under statute, or otherwise).

You must fully and effectively indemnify LKP on demand for and against all proceedings, Damages, and expenses of whatsoever nature, howsoever suffered or incurred by LKP directly or indirectly arising out of or by reason of the breach of these Volunteer Terms by you or the Young Volunteer.

You hereby agree not to disclose to any person the Confidential Information (including but not limited to the address of the Cattery) without the prior written consent of LKP. This confidentiality obligation shall survive the termination of the Young Volunteer’s term as a Regular Volunteer with LKP.

LKP reserves the sole and absolute right to rescind the Young Volunteer’s invitation to the Cattery, to refuse entry to, or ban the Young Volunteer, and to take action (including legal proceedings for criminal trespass) against any person.

These Volunteer Terms will be binding from the date of execution, and will continue to bind you for a period of one (1) calendar year from the date of termination of the Young Volunteer’s participation as a Regular Volunteer, or until the Young Volunteer achieves 18 years of age, unless these Volunteer Terms expressly state otherwise.

These Volunteer Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and LKP with respect to the Young Volunteer’s participation as a Regular Volunteer and the Young Volunteer’s licence to enter the Cattery. Any changes to the Volunteer Terms must be made in writing and signed by both you and the authorised signatory of LKP.

These Volunteer Terms shall be construed and governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore.

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