If you have some spare time and is looking to do something meaningful, why not try your hand at volunteering? Helping others actually gives a huge sense of fulfillment and provides benefits to both the volunteers and receivers!
In Singapore, volunteering opportunities are abundantly available. Whether you enjoy spending time with animals, children or the elderly, there is a place for you to volunteer at. So here are ten places to volunteer in Singapore and sufficiently given back to society.
1. Love Kuching Project
Calling all cat lovers! Love Kuching Project is a community-based cat rescue group that focuses on rescuing needy cats and also educate people on how to care for cats. Their primary focus is on stray cats that are sick or injured or young kittens that need human intervention to survive.
Address: 216 Joo Chiat Road. Here’s how to apply to be a volunteer.
2. Food From The Heart
Dishing out meals to the poor and homeless is a noble cause for any volunteer. Large amounts of food are wasted in Singapore’s significant cities, but the Food From The Heart program aims to reduce this. One can volunteer and join the Food From the Heart’s Bread Programme by collecting bread from several bakeries and distributing the bread to the beneficiaries. Their mission is to reach out to the less fortunate by bringing them food through a food distribution programme as well as celebrate birthdays with them. They offer individual volunteering opportunities as well as corporate and institution group sign-ups.
To sign up as a volunteer, check out this page
Address: 130 Joo Seng Road #03-01. Singapore 368357; Phone: 6280 4483
3. Willing Hearts
Willing Hearts is an organization that feeds the less fortunate. They are a non-affiliated charity that is fully run by volunteers with only a few staff. It runs a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 6000 meals daily to over 50 locations, 365 days a year. This enormous task is wholly run by volunteers and only a handful of staff. Volunteers are needed from 5.00 am to prepare, cook and serve.
To check out volunteering opportunities and join, click here.
Address: 11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51. Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub Singapore409074
4. Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association
The Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association has been around since the 70s helping to combat the drug problem by providing support and counseling services, aftercare and rehab. Volunteers are invited to help organize events or be a face helpline counselor
Address: 2 Sengkang Square, Sengkang Community, #05-01. Singapore 545025
Click here to become a volunteer.
5. Clean And Green Singapore
Singapore’s claim to fame is one of the cleanest cities in the world, but it takes enormous effort to keep it that way. You can volunteer with the Clean and Green Singapore (National Environment Agency) to support the many workers who work tirelessly to keep the city clean and green. The Agency is always seeking volunteers who can assist their efforts towards cleanliness.
Address: 40 Scotts Road, Environment Building, #13-00. Singapore 228231
Click here to become a volunteer.
6. Voices For Animals
Voices for Animals are a welfare group dedicated to the rescue of abandoned pets including dogs, cats hamsters, and rabbits. Volunteers will be seen going around Singapore feeding strays and luring others for rehabilitation. VFA is run by a small group of animal lovers and is always in need of volunteers to assist during their adoption drives.
To volunteer, click here.
7. St. Hilda’s Community Services
Volunteers at St. Hilda’s Community Services reach out to serve 13 blocks of flats offering door to door services and offering medicine and food for bed-ridden senior citizens and other patients with chronic conditions. Some volunteers run errands for the elderly while others provide cleaning services.
Address: Blk 10 Jalan Batu, #01-06. Singapore 431010
To volunteer at this organization drop them a note using contacts found on this page.
8. Bright Vision Hospital
The Bright Vision Hospital offers rehab services and other vital services to patients and focuses on palliative cancer patients. Focusing on the needy, sick and elderly cancer patients require immediate and long-term care including specialist caregivers. Volunteers, therefore, spread cheer to the patients as they undergo treatment such as becoming friends, joining in birthday celebrations and running errands.
Address: 5 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547530
To become a volunteer, check out this page to see the available openings.
9. Transient Workers Count Too
Migrant workers are shunned in the host country and are some of the most vulnerable groups in society. They’re easily exploited, with poor wages and below-par accommodation. Transient Workers Count too is an organization that advocates for the rights of these migrant workers seeking an improved policy framework that promotes fair treatment. Examples are access to medical care and arbitration during disputes. Volunteers play a major role as they play a link between locals and migrant workers.
Address: 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
You can find out how to become a volunteer with them here.
10. Youth Corps Singapore
If one enjoys volunteering with people his or her age, then Youth Corps Singapore is a good fit. Here there are meet like-minded people passionate about community service.
Whether it is building a community garden for the elderly, or helping slow learners catch up, Youth Corps offers training and mentorship to create a positive change in society.
Address: National Youth Council, Blk 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #04-10, Singapore 310490
Telephone: 6734 4233