ANZA Action: Volunteer in the Arts

ANZA Action’s Rae Moller shares a few ways you can spread your passion for creativity by volunteering in the arts.

Making resources for low vision children
ANZA supports IC2 Prephouse – a social enterprise for helping low vision children. Volunteer to make tactile books – with accompanying braille – so that kids can read and learn about their environment.
ic2.com.sg

Arts workshops in hospitals
Singapore General Hospital run weekly art and craft sessions, provide concerts and music therapy. If you are a crafty performer, or just want to help out with the weekly workshops, you can find information here:
www.sgh.com.sg/about-us/arts-for-health/pages

National Arts Council (NAC)
NAC needs volunteers to help run their exhibitions and events, wrangle artists, publicise, photograph, or help plan the programmes.
www.nac.gov.sg/

Kids with disabilities
Very Special Arts (VSA) is a charity that promotes creativity in people with disabilities – they run performing and visual art classes on a regular basis, as well as school holiday workshops. You can help the teachers and the students in these classes or lend a hand with administrative work.
www.vsa.org.sg/volunteers

Child’s play
Love working with kids? Volunteer as an artist or scientist or help facilitate sessions at Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity at Gillman Barracks. Donate goods or materials or help out with sessions.
www.playeum.com/volunteer