President’s Challenge Volunteer Drive encourages everyone to be more involved in the community and promote volunteerism as a way of life, making Singapore a more caring and compassionate society. The Volunteer Drive promotes the giving of time and skills.
SHARE YOUR SKILLS
The skills that you gain from your work can help a charity organisation operate more effectively.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
A small effort brings so much joy. All you need is some time to spare.
SHARE YOUR TALENT
Don't hide your talent. Share it for a meaningful cause. Give freely, live fully.
VOLUNTEER AS A FAMILY
Volunteerism is a good way for families to have fun and feel closer & children learn about compassion.
The Kopitiam Diaries Programme
Through the Kopitiam Diaries Programme, the senior volunteers gather with the residents every week to chit-chat, exchange stories and belt out golden oldies over the familiar smell of kopi or local cuisine. We hope to engage committed seniors to interact with residents by befriending them, and through "Kopitiam" sessions and karaoke on a regular basis.
Contact: Ms Soon at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kwsh.org.sg
|Every Tuesday, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
||Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, 705 Serangoon Road
||Kwong Wai Shui Hospital
Seeking volunteers 40 years and above to bring joy to the lives of lonely and frail seniors. Volunteers undergo an interview session, and a three-day training course, after which, they are assigned to the community with the guidance of trained counsellors. Volunteers should also be able to attend monthly learning sessions conducted by these counsellors.
Contact: Mr Chronos at 6593 9454 or email@example.com, or visit www.tsaofoundation.org
|On-going programme after the training course
||Tsao Foundation, 298 Tiong Bahru Road #15-01, Central Plaza
||Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, Tsao Foundation
Community Befriending Programme
Looking for volunteers between 35 to 80 years old to visit and befriend elderly living by themselves at their home. No experience or education background required. Just be willing, and have a heart that enjoys meeting new friends. All spoken languages are welsome, including dialects like Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, etc.
Contact: Mr Alex Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org/Mrs Christina Wadia at email@example.com, or call office at 6242 5978
|Two visits per month
||Visit the elderly in their own homes in Kembangan-Chia Chee area
||Filos Community Services Ltd
Community Befriending Programme
Come and befriend seniors living alone with little or no caregiver support. TOUCH Home Care is looking for volunteers 50 years and above who have a heart to serve the vulnerable seniors. Training will be providing, after which you can enjoy the rewards of uplifting someone emotionally as you help them age-in-place and in the community.
Contact: Call 6804 6565, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.touch.org.sg
||Seniors' homes in Cheng San Seletar, Toa Payoh Centre and Jurong Spring
||TOUCH Home Care, TOUCH Community Services
Gardening with Friends Programme
Gardening with Friends provides an avenue for seniors 55 years and above to volunteer and befriend another elderly using gardening as the platform. We welcome seniors who have a passion for gardening or garden-related table top activities. You get to learn new skills and share them with our beneficiary. Come join us if you have a heart to serve the elderly, and if you are someone who enjoys interacting with older persons, willing to provide a listening ear and share companionship.
Contact: Mr Dexter Wong at 6345 0054, email@example.com or visit www.sthildascsc.org.sg
|1:45pm - 3:30pm on last Thursday of the month
||Block 10, Jalan Batu, #01-06
||St Hilda's Community Services
Photo Credits: People’s Association, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Tsao Foundation, Filos Community Services Ltd, TOUCH Community Services, St Hilda's Community Services, Empact