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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.

     

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

     

    Adults & Elderly

    Type of Help Sought

    Location, Frequency and Duration

    Requirements

    Befriender for an Indian-Muslim in her early 30s. Volunteer needed to visit her home or void deck.

    - Ang Mo Kio

    - Fortnightly

    - Able to commit long term

    - Female volunteers preferred

    - 2 volunteers needed

    - Occasional minor assistance with housework upon client's request is greatly appreciated

    - Possess good communication skills in English

    Volunteer needed to carry out regular servicing of client's motor vehicle. Client is unable to service his motor wheelchair due to his physical disability. 

     - Bedok

    - 2 volunteers needed

    - Mechanical skills needed to carry out regular servicing of client's motor wheelchair

    - Possess good communications skills in English

    - Minimum Educational Qualification: Secondary School

    Befriender for a client in her 50s. She has stroke, and is English-speaking and easy-going.

    - Bedok

    - Fortnightly

    - Able to commit long term

    - 2 volunteers needed

    - Between 40-60 years old

    - 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 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 for client with physical disabilities in his 60s, to interact with him and explore shops and malls in his neighbourhood

    - Serangoon area

    - Fortnightly, weekends

     

    - Able to communicate in Mandarin or English

    - At least 30 years old

    - Male volunteer preferred

    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. She 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 80a. He has a deteriorating eyesight and physical disability. Needs a male befriender or a couple to visit him and accompany him.

    - 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 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

    Bring clients 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

    - 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-functioned. Volunteer needed to visit her every 2 weeks.

    - 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 teach client violin lessons to enable him to take his graded exam, and achieve a level such that he can obtain his busking licence. Client is in his 30s, with visual impairment.  

    - Male volunteers preferred

    - Able to teach the violin

    - Minimum Educational Qualification: 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

    - Tiong Bahru/Bedok/Tampines/Jurong

    - Weekly

    - Able to commit for at least 6 months

    - 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

    Plan and carry out caregiver engagement activities (outings or enrichment workshops)

    - Tiong Bahru/Bedok/Tampines/Jurong

    - Ad-hoc

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills

    - Able to conduct small enrichment workshops for parents of young children

    Aqua therapy assistant to assist trainers during pool sessions

    - Tiong Bahru

    - Weekly

    - Able to commit for at least 6 months

    - Female volunteers preferred

    - Physically fit and have basic swimming skills

    - Must be comfortable to assist young children in the pool

    - May be required to undergo training

    Event coordinators to assist in the planning and coordinating of events for young children and their caregivers

    (Please enquire to find out more about the type of events)

    - Tiong Bahru/Bedok/Tampines/Jurong

    - Ad-hoc

    - Group of at least 10 pax

    - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills

         

     

    Sign up as a volunteer

    All volunteers with SPD have to be registered. Please complete this form should you wish to register your areas of interest with us.

     

    Enquiries

    To find out more, please contact:

    Ms Alice Hue   

    Tel:  6579 0708 

    Email: click here to email