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Volunteer Opportunities?

Post by blosejk » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 2:56 am

Does anyone know of volunteer opportunities or have links to sites? No preference on what type really.


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Post by morenangpinay » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:07 pm

Go to H.O.M.E. they help migrant workers. they need volunteers for teaching skills, activities, or hobbies, etc. there's more in their website.

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Post by mayaray » Thu, 04 Mar 2010 10:19 am


Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity?
Fundraising efforts from volunteers in Singapore contribute significantly to Tabitha's ability to help the poorest Cambodian families break out of poverty. We raise funds for digging water wells as well as build houses for families that have never had the protection of a decent shelter.

The sale of Tabitha cottage industry goods in Singapore raises significant revenue, and enables more and more Cambodians to be employed as seamstresses, silversmiths, and weavers. These goods are managed and sold entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers. This is important work and we need your help. In 2005, Singapore raised more than 15% of Tabitha-Cambodia’s total budget.

Interested in volunteering?
No matter your background, experience, or availability, we can offer many rewarding ways to be involved. For those interested in volunteering please contact us at info@tabithasingapore.com

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Post by Paola » Thu, 04 Mar 2010 1:35 pm

I do three mornings a week at the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) :D I love horses and children and find it very rewarding. You do not have to have any horse experience to be a side walker. You can get more info from the website if you are interested


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Post by daytripper65 » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:08 am


If you're interested in art, history, and learning more about asian culture, you could take the docent training course to be a volunteer guide in one of the museums here. Some courses are more intensive than others, depending on which museum you choose. If you're interested PM me and I will provide further details.
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Post by carteki » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 2:35 pm

mmm, where to start. The easiest way is for a web search. "volunteer opportunities in Singapore" turned up the useful link of the Volunteer and Philanthropy site http://www.nvpc.org.sg
Check out The Kind Exchange http://www.thekindexchange.com. They try to match volunteers with opportunities on specific skills (generally short term commitments)
I teach basic computing and financial education to migrant workers with aidha http://www.aidha.org

There is a lot of need in Singapore - so glad to see that you're looking to help.

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Post by bluenose » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 2:39 pm

I help out at Boystown on a sporting side...playing soccer with the boys...they always looking for volunteers!

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Sunlove tuition centre

Post by DaisyRae » Sat, 13 Mar 2010 5:27 pm

Also for anyone who might be interested in helping children ranging from Primary 1 to Secondary 4 with their studies, you may send me a PM here and I'll sign you in. However, you must be dedicated enough to sacrifice 2 hours of your Saturday afternoons to teach there. No tuition during holidays fortunately. =) Sunlove is located in Bedok.

If this isn't your thing though, you may visit www.sgcares.com as they have a variety of volunteer opportunities there to choose from.

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Post by carteki » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 2:21 pm

Just received this in my mailbox... (not spam)
Here’s a list of the latest KindDeeds;

Six-Degrees a community of ‘creative people’ (artists, designers, creative industry types) is looking for a finance professional /trainer to provide one hour of basic info on taxes, demonstrate e-filing process, provide information on what reliefs can be claimed etc to a group of workshop attendees.

Tabitha Singapore, supporting projects in Cambodia addressing poverty, requires an Accounts/Finance professional to manage the accounts year round.

Apex Rehabilitation Centre, providing care and service to the frail, disabled and elderly, is looking for a Business professional to research the ‘market value’ of the services it offers.

Little Red Shop, a local theatre company, needs an Accountant to review and assist preparation of basic year-end accounts including balance sheet.

International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), an international non-profit offering legal counsel to people in developing countries is looking for an Events Manager to organise a fundraising/awareness event in Singapore in August.

Singapore After Care Association (SACA), a VWO that provides welfare and rehab services for discharged offenders is looking for volunteers/companies to contribute items to goodie bags for donors.

SACA is also looking for a Writer/Editor to proof-read and edit their newsletters and annual report, first newsletter in August.

The Kind Exchange, (you know what we do!), needs a Company Secretary to assist the Board with ACRA filings and to prepare 2-3 resolutions per year.

Global Causeways, connecting companies and individuals to projects that match their business, strategic and personal interests in the poorest communities overseas, is looking for a Company Secretary to ensure compliance with CSP requirements.

Global Causeways, is also looking for a Lawyer/governance specialist to ensure GC's operations comply with Singapore's laws on charities and fundraising.

Global Causeways is looking for a corporate Lawyer to advise/draft contracts with clients, agents and communities.

Lakeside Family Centre, providing care for the Jurong community, is looking for a Dentist to provide dental services to their clients.

Home Nursing Foundation, providing affordable and effective home nursing to housebound patients – focusing on the needy & elderly, is looking for a Marketing/branding professional to assess/review and advise on branding & PR.

Social Creatives, a community art charity, is looking for a Marketing professional to directly market their projects to groups of children/young people.

Social Creatives, is also looking for an Advertising specialist/sales professional to help sell their ‘adopt a mural’ package to companies/sponsors.

NVPC, Singapore’s national body for volunteerism & philanthropy, is looking for an experienced Marketing professional to work for a small stipend; writing/editing and collating materials/SOPs.

Alife, a VWO providing assistance and counselling services in relation to pregnancy and fertility, is looking for an qualified Architect to help re-design their premises.

If you are interested in any of these KindDeeds, please go to http://www.thekindexchange.com ( http://www.thekindexchange.com/kinddeed ... ories.aspx) and select your industry category for more information and to ‘take action’.

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Come Party with Earth!

Post by jambook123 » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 4:41 pm

Come Party with Earth!

Join us as Earth Day Volunteers on 22 April 2011!

Dear all,

Join us and be a part of this beautiful connection as we celebrate Earth Day at Bottle Tree Park!

Earth Day 2011 with the theme "A Beautiful Connection" aims to reconnect people to the land through a variety of activities eg. art, music , cultural performances by artists, workshops etc. There will also be a market place of merchandise (organic, natural and eco-friendly) and plant-based food stalls.

More information can be found on our event blog site http://earthdaysg.blogspot.com/

Come Connect & Party on Earth Day (22.Apr.11) @ Bottle Tree Park!:

- by simply joining in the fun and action at our Earth Day Celebrations or

- by volunteering* with us as traffic marshals, ushers, booth assistants, registration assistants or programme assistants, etc.

* Volunteers are required to attend a COMPULSORY VOLUNTEERS' BRIEFING on 17.Apr.11 (Sunday), 2pm at Bottle Tree Park (Yishun).

There are 3 volunteer shifts on 22.Apr.11

- 7.45am to 7pm (Full Day shift)

- 7.45am to 1.15pm (AM shift)

- 1pm to 7pm (PM shift)

If you are interested to volunteer with us, please contact Aun Aun at Earthdaysg@gmail.com.

Please indicate preferred shift (see above) in your reply.

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Post by vozzie » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 8:24 am

Here's another site that I used successfully. All sorts of volunteer opportunities:


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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:04 am

My personal opinion: I shy away from those organisations that are heavily funded, as I believe they have more than what they need :)

I contribute my time to the Handicaps Association, Spastic Childrens Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, occasionally, YMCA, and, if and when time permits, TWC2 and some organisation taking care of the workers ..

My priority is, who calls me first, gets my time, no juggling, and no broken promises, and it is not wrong to say "NO" when somebody asks for help, and that's one of the main lessons I impart to new volunteers ..

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Post by eleri » Tue, 26 Apr 2011 1:00 am

There's a Soup Kitchen Singapore. I know the one every Tuesday evening. You can find them in Facebook.

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Post by yan3080 » Tue, 26 Apr 2011 7:52 am

Paola wrote:I do three mornings a week at the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) :D I love horses and children and find it very rewarding. You do not have to have any horse experience to be a side walker. You can get more info from the website if you are interested

I Find this interesting to me.Maybe when next time you going there
again , i can join in. Thanks.
plan my trips 2014

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Singapore Council of Women's Organisations

Post by Azra » Tue, 24 May 2011 9:53 pm

Hi there, take a look at www.scwo.org.sg . :)

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