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  • Volunteer with Us

    With limited resources, volunteers play an important role in SPD as our programmes and services require that additional help to operate from time to time.  Here are some broad categories where voluntary work is periodically needed:

    • Administration
    • Client Wellness
    • Education and Training
    • Recreation
    • Rehabilitation

     

    You may wish to register your areas of interest in which you can support us in so that we can contact you when help is needed.

     

    Volunteer with SPD

     

    To find out more, please contact us at:

     

    Email: volunteer@spd.org.sg

     

    Phone: 6579 0708 / 6579 0799

     

     

     

    Volunteer Registration form

     

    To sign up with us to be a volunteer, please click here.

     

     

    Currently, we are looking for volunteers to assist in the following projects:

     

    Adults and Elderly

    Type of Help Sought

    Location, Frequency and Duration

    Requirements

    Befriender needed to teach client in his 40s basic life skills like e-mail, surfing the net, mobile applications via the iPad etc. Client has stroke.

    - Dawson Road

    - Monthly

    - 1 volunteer needed

    - Age Range: 20-50

    - Able to converse in English or Malay

    Befriender needed to teach client in his 70s basic life skills like e-mail, surfing the net, mobile applications via the iPad etc. Client has cerebral palsy.

    - Bedok

    - Monthly

    - 1 volunteer needed

    - Age Range: Any

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Befriender for a client in his 70s. Volunteer needed to spend time with him, and keep company with him.

    - Bishan

    - At least once a month

    - Male volunteers preferred

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Befriender needed to visit client at home and engage her in activities.  

    - Bukit Batok

    - Weekly

    - Age Range: Any

    - Able to communicated in Mandarin

    Befriender needed to teach client in his 60s basic life skills like e-mail, surfing the net, mobile applications via the iPad etc. Client has a cheerful and friendly personality.

    - Boon Lay Avenue

    - Monthly

    - 1 volunteer needed

    - Age Range: 20-50

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Befriender needed or elderly chinese client, to spend time with him at home, communicate with him and take him to nearby areas.

    - Braddell

    - 1-2 volunteers needed

    - Christian volunteers preferred

    - Able to communicate in English

    Befriender for client with cerebral palsy, scoliosis, right hand carpal tunnel syndrome in her 40s, to interact with her and travel outdoors together.

    - Eunos Crescent area

    - Fortnightly, weekday afternoons

    - Female volunteer preferred

    - Between 30-50 years old

    - Secondary education

    - Able to communicate in English and Malay

    Befriender to a middle-aged stroke survivor to help keep her company. She feels extremely lonely when her husband and three children go off to work.

    - Near Hougang Street 61

    - Monthly

    - 1 volunteer needed

    - Age Range: Above 30

    - Able to communicate in Mandarin

    Volunteer needed to visit client's home to teach him how to use Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) to help him prepare for possible home-based job opportunities.

    - Jalan Bukit Merah

    - Frequency is negotiable

    - Start as soon as possible

    - 1 volunteer needed

    - Any age

    - No minimum qualification

    - Able to communicate in English and Mandarin

    Befriender needed for elderly malay client with stroke and mild dementia, to spend time with him and engage in conversations with him, taking him out.

    - Potong Pasir area

     

    - 1-2 volunteers preferred

    - Malay volunteers preferred

    - 21 years old and above

    - Able to communicate in English and Malay

    Befriender for client in his 20s, to spend time with him and to explore his neighbourhood.

    - Tampines area

    - Fortnightly

    - Able to communicate in English

    - Between 25-50 years old

    Befriender for a client in her 50s who has multiple health conditions and stays alone in a three-room flat. Volunteer needed to spend time with her and help her improve her sense of connectedness to the community.

    - Teban Gardens

    - Once a month

    - Female volunteers preferred

    - No racial preferences

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Befriender for a client in his 80s who has deteriorating eyesight and physical disability. 

    - Telok Blangah

    - Once a month

    - Weekends

    - Male volunteer preferred

    - At least 30 years old

    - Must be able to communicate in Mandarin or Hokkien

    Hydrotherapy assistants to assist clients with disabilities during pool sessions.

    - Tiong Bahru

    - Friday mornings

    - Able to commit for at least 3 months

    - Female volunteers preferred

    - Physically fit and have basic swimming skills

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients

    Befriender needed to spend time with elderly female at her home, engaging in social interaction to relieve boredom and depressive mood.

    - Toa Payoh

    - Female volunteers preferred

    - Aged 21 and above

    - Can converse in Cantonese or Mandarin

    Bring clients with disabilities out for walks around the neighbourhood.

    - Toa Payoh/Tiong Bahru

    - Weekdays

    - Able to commit for at least 3 months

    - Group of at least 5 pax

    - Physically fit to be able to push wheelchair users

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients

    Conduct client wellness activities (baking, gardening, art classes, sport clinics) for clients with disabilities.

    - Toa Payoh/Tiong Bahru

    - Ad-hoc

    - Group of at least 5 pax

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients

    - Able to conduct small interest group sessions for clients

    Befriender for stroke survivor in his 60s and his wife, to spend time with them and provide interaction and social support

    - Yishun area

    - Monthly

    - Male volunteer preferred

    - Interested to get to know and interact with elderly

    Befriender for a single Chinese lady in her mid-30s. She has severe cerebral palsy and speech impairment but is cognitively well-functioning. 

    - Woodlands

    - Fortnightly

    - Able to commit long term

    - 2 to 3 volunteers needed

    - Aged 30 and above

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Befriender for stroke survivor in his 60s and his wife, to spend time with them and provide social and emotional support.

    - Woodlands

    - Weekly

    - Able to communicate in English

    - Between 30-60 years old

    Volunteer needed to provide violin lessons to client with visual impairments to enable him to take his graded exam, and achieve a level such that he can obtain his busking licence.

     

    - Male volunteers preferred

    - Able to teach the violin

    - Higher Grades of Music Education

         

     

    Children

    Type of Help Sought

    Location, Frequency and Duration

    Requirements

    Classroom assistants to assist in classroom activities and prepare teaching materials

    - SPD Ability Centre (Tiong Bahru)

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients

    - Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children

    Childminders to plan and engage children in play-based activities and ensure that they are safe

    - Tiong Bahru/Bedok/Tampines/Jurong

    - Ad-hoc

    - Group of at least 3 pax

    - Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children

    - Able to build and maintain positive relationships with children

    Assist and support class teachers in teaching and preparing learning resources

    To help take care of the children's individual needs

    - Jurong

    - Age Range: 30-35 years old

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills

    - Teachable and loves children