Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support, or Babes, is a crisis service that reaches out to pregnant teenage girls in need of help and support. They run a 24-hour helpline, outreach programs, case management, and community integration. Babes advocates for a more inclusive society, where Singapore’s young pregnant women do not feel marginalised or estranged.
Babes is always on the lookout for volunteers who want to share their skills and resources. From ongoing friendship and support called ‘befriending’, to tutoring, IT, HR, copywriting, or ad-hoc volunteers in activities such as fundraising, outreach, and administrative tasks.If you would like to volunteer please go to babes.org.sg/volunteering and complete their volunteer sign up.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) provide a place of respite for the families of sick children being treated at NUH. The aim is to provide families with a place to rest and stay close to their hospitalised child, helping them heal faster and cope better.
Both RMH/RMFR are staffed 24 hours, seven days a week and they need volunteers to do this. Sign up to be a relief volunteer and assist with admin, front desk and housekeeping duties. You could also organise a birthday party for one of the kids, or be part of our Happy Wheels Cart programme, which delivers snacks and drinks to children and their families at designated areas of the Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute. To get involved or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rmhc.org.sg/index.php/get-involved
Melrose Home provides a nurturing ‘home away from home’ for vulnerable children and youth (seven to 18 years old) coping with adverse family circumstances, family violence, or child neglect issues. Alongside their Group Care residential facility, Melrose Home offers academic support, holiday programmes, fun and fitness, art and play therapy and casework and counselling. They’re looking for a wide range of volunteers for home improvement projects, recreational outings, skills-based support, enrichment and mentorship programs. For more information go to: childrensaidsociety.org.sg/cas/be-a-volunteer
IC2 Prephouse offers support, rehab and educational programs for children with low or no vision to empower them to live confidently and independently. IC2 Prephouse welcomes volunteers to assist with conversational English, basic literacy, curriculum support and reading to students. On an ad hoc basis they need volunteers for fundraising events and making resources. For more information go to: ic2.com.sg/volunteer
Riding for The Disabled Singapore
RDA Singapore provides regular horse-riding therapy to children and adults. They work with kids with a range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and cognitive or intellectual disabilities such as Down’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
RDA Singapore is always ready to welcome new volunteers to help with horse-riding therapy sessions. No experience is needed for side walkers as training is provided throughout the year. There are also opportunities to assist with stable work and fundraising. To find out more or apply, email email@example.com or visit rdasingapore.org
ANZA Action is the community affairs arm for ANZA in Singapore. We support charities in Singapore through fundraising and volunteering activities. Involvement in ANZA Action is a way of giving back to our adopted communities as well as experiencing a different side of life here in Singapore. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook