Are you looking for a good way to contribute to the community? You may be interested in today’s roundup, then, which is about the best places to volunteer in Singapore.
The non-profits we’ve found all have worthy causes. But what sets the ones in this lineup apart from the rest is the excellence of their organisation, the proven impact of their efforts, and their willingness to welcome and teach new members how to contribute.
But you can see that for yourself if you join any of them. So we won’t waste any more of your time and take you through the best centres or places to volunteer in Singapore.
1. Very Special Arts Singapore
*Photo from A Very Special Arts’ Facebook page
For over 25 years, Very Special Arts Singapore has run workshops and art fairs for the differently-abled and adults with special needs.
The organisation is open to those who have creative skills that they can share and teach to the students. Throughout the entire experience, the members all get their chance to exhibit their creativity to their heart’s content.
2. Animal Research and Education Society (ACRES)
*Photo from Animal Research and Education Society’s website
Animal lovers can spread their wild love for wildlife in ACRES. They are dedicated to protecting animals ranging from monkeys to birds, sea turtles to sugar gliders, and snakes to furbabies like dogs and cats, among others.
ACRES works to battle illegal wildlife trade, animal abuse, while also raising animal welfare awareness, doing rescues, rehabilitation, and community outreach.
3. Beyond Social Services
*Photo from Giving.sg
You can register at Beyond Social Services, where every volunteer can send help to underprivileged youth.
Volunteers are encouraged to showcase their talent or hobby or just lend an ear to those who need a heartfelt sharing session. Beyond Social Services advocates building connections through empathy, and helping others overcome poverty.
4. Mummy Yummy Singapore
*Photo from Tnp.sg
Because of poverty, many Singaporeans are denied a decent meal in some days. So Mummy Yummy travels from door to door to deliver free packets of freshly cooked vegetarian food to various families in need.
Volunteers can contribute SGD 1 to the charity or assemble friends to deliver monthly food to their chosen “adopted” neighbourhood.
*Photo from ReadAble’s website
Singapore’s youth are helped to develop their reading and writing prowess by folks from ReadAble.
Advocating literacy for children, the organisation holds weekly readings plus lessons on language and arts to unleash their creativity.
You can join ReadAble to teach children or sponsor school supplies. These items are used to conduct classroom sessions.
6. Lion’s Befrienders
*Photo from Straitstimes.com
Age is just a number that grows as we meet more friends along the way. That’s certainly something seen when you’re part of this non-profit.
Lion’s Befrienders are volunteers who visit homes for seniors weekly. They bond and form friendships with them, sharing lasting moments that never gets old.
A few of the Befriender’s tasks are accompanying the oldies to the doctor’s, reminding them about their medicines, or plain old support whenever needed.
7. Pink Dot Singapore
*Photo from Thehoneycombers.com
Members of Pink Dot are supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. Advocating the community’s rights is their prime motivation as they spread awareness about acceptance.
“Supporting the freedom to love,” as their motto proclaims, Pink Dot conducts a yearly concert-event that gathers allies and supporters alike in one intimate venue for celebrating the LGBTQ+ society.
8. Food from the Heart
*Photo from Food from the Heart’s website
These volunteers collect bread from certain bakeries around Singapore. The breads are surplus, thus, they are not being sold nor eaten.
Food from the Heart gathers the baked treats then delivers them to their beneficiaries. You can join the organisation to help ensure that food will not be wasted on the island.
And with that, we’ve finished our list of the best nonprofits to go to if you want to volunteer in Singapore. Which of these worthy causes are you planning to join? Let us know!