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.

Our 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:

Admin Support
Home-based befriending
Education And Training
Outings & Events
Programme Support

Volunteer with SPD

Not sure what it takes to be a SPD volunteer? Click here for our volunteer handbook.

For volunteering opportunities or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact us or call at 6579 0708/6579 0799.

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

Home-based befriending

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Befriender needed for middle-aged male. Volunteer needed to teach him how to use social media for leisure and publicize his busking skills. Also includes teaching him how to set up accounts, upload content and manage accounts, etc. (Platforms such as facebook, patreon etc.) - Bukit Batok St 51
- Fortnightly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender needed for female client in her 60s. Volunteer to befriend and engage client by bringing her out to places of interest around the Island. Outings to Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Gardens by the Bay etc. - Clementi Ave 1
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for a female client in her 50s. To teach her how to use apps such as PayLah and Social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok on her smartphone. - Holland Close
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 to 50 years old
- IT savy with Smartphone knowledge
- Able to communicate in English
Befriending and community engagement for male client in his early 30s with a physical disability and mild cognitive impairment. Client enjoys watching soccer and befriending new people. - Jelapang Road
- 6 months
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 to 35 years old
- Able to communicate in Malay
Befriending and teaching client basic IT skills for a male client in his early 60s. Basic IT skills includes uploading files onto google drive, scanning of documents etc. - Lorong Limau
- 12 months
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriending engagement for female client with aphasia in her early 60s. - Queenstown
- 1 year
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 to 50 years old
- Able to communicate in English/ Cantonese
Befriending and community engagement for female client with a physical disability. - New Upper Changi Road
- 1 year
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 to 50 years old
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriending for a female client with a physical disability in her twenties. She will benefit greatly by widening her social circle. - Tanah Merah
- 1 year
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 to 30 years old
- Able to communicate in English and Mandarin
Befriending with a sibling duo, a brother and sister in their mid 40s to late 50s. To provide social engagement through conversations and befriending. - Upp Boon Keng Rd
- 6 months
- Monthly
- 2 volunteers [preferably a male & female]
- 40 to 60s years old
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for a female client in her early 30s and a single parent to her 6 year old son. To provide her both practical and emotional support, befriender to be able to engage her son as well. - Ubi Ave 1
- Weekly/ Bi-weekly
- 1 Volunteer
- 30 and above
- Able to communicate in English and Mandarin
- Comfortable with young children
Befriender for a male client in his 30s. To encourage conversation on different topics via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. - Virtual
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 30 and above
- Able to communicate in English/ Cantonese
- Familiar use of technology (for videoconferencing, screen sharing for different activities.
Befriender for a male client in his 20s. To encourage conversation on different topics and engage him through home visits, calls, or texts. To help with client's self esteem and to help him build a healthy relationship with self and others. - Yishun
- Monthly
- 1 or 2 volunteer(s)
- 25 and above
- Able to communicate in English and Malay

Admin Support

There are currently no Admin Support opportunities at the moment. Please check back later. Thank you!

Education and Training

There are currently no Education and Training volunteer opportunities at the moment. Please check back later. Thank you!

Outings & Events

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Conduct client wellness activities (baking, gardening, art classes, sport clinics) for clients with disabilities. - Toa Payoh
- Commit to min. 3 sessions
- Group of at least 5 pax
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Able to conduct small interest group sessions for clients
"DAC without walls" DWW seeks to integrate our clients in the community through exposure and socializing in various community settings. We are looking for volunteers to engage them in leisure, recreational and sports actvities with our community partners. - Clementi/ Harbourfront/ Tiong Bahru
- Tuesday or Thursday
- Between 7:30am to 2:30pm
- Commit to min. 3 months
- Above 21 years old
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Comfortable to assist clients on wheelchair and work alongside SPD staff

Programme Support

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Classroom assistants needed! Assist our teachers in class through activities and maintaining safety and cleanliness of the classroom. - SPD@Bedok/ SPD@Tampines
- 1-2 days a week
- Weekdays only
- 6 months commitment
- 18 years old and above
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with children
Looking for a travel buddy to accompany our children to our EIPIC centres or back home. Caregivers often experience difficulties taking time off their work to bring their children to our centre in the middle of the day. Training and orientation will be provided. - SPD@Tampines
- 1-3 days a week
- Weekdays only
- 6 months to 1 year commitment
- 21 years old and above
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Experienced with children
We are recruiting volunteers to accompany beneficiaries for medical appointments. Our beneficiaries may need support and assistance to travel from their home to the hospital/ clinic for their medical appointments. Volunteers can help to assist on medicine collection, confirm their next medical appointment and ensurig the necessary documents has been prepared for the appointment. - Around Singapore
3 - 4 hours each session
- 3 to 6 months commitment
- Above 21 years old
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Physically fit, comfortable to push a wheelchair
- Able to commit on weekdays.
- Able to communicate in English and another mother tongue language would be a bonus
We are recruiting volunteers to join us as wellness buddies! We aim to promote an active lifestyle even after our elderly clients no longer attend our Rehabilitation program regularly. This will encourage better lifestyle habits and ensure our clients do not remain sedentary for long period of time. Volunteers will be assisting to encourage the clients by accompanying them to the identified programme in their neighborhood and ensure the clients continue to attend the sessions - Around Singapore
3 - 4 hours each session
- 3 to 6 months commitment
- Above 21 years old
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Physically fit, comfortable to push a wheelchair
- Able to commit on weekdays.
- Able to communicate in English and another mother tongue language would be a bonus