ANZA Action

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.

Upcoming events in support of our charity partners, get involved!

We need you!  Hot off the press volunteering opportunities:

  • Dress for Success– Handyman/woman needed for adhoc dates assisting with event set up and transporting equipment.  Must have own transport.
  • Dress for Success– Pro-bono creative/graphic designer
  • Dress for Success – Stylists
  • Salvation Army – Academic mentoring
  • IC2 Prephouse – excursion to Gardens by the Bay, July 8 2019
  • Ronald McDonald House – Happy Wheels cart operators
  • Ronald McDonald House – House and Family Room volunteers
  • Riding for the Disabled – Side walkers (thursday 4pm-5.30pm shift)

Please contact Suzanna at anzaaction@anza.org.sg for more information.

Our charity partners and their ongoing volunteer needs

Babes

Babes Singapore is a support group for pregnant teenagers in Singapore who, for various reasons, do not have the support of their family. They provide information and support without judgement to a vulnerable group.  Babes currently require babysitters to care for children whilst their mothers are attending workshops.  Next workshop will be in July 2019.

Dress for Success

This worldwide charity supports low-income women to get back into the workforce or upskill. There are many ways that you can get involved from sorting and altering clothes, styling and helping with interview techniques, providing social media and office support. Dress for Success are currently looking for stylists and also rely on pro bono volunteers for their specialist areas.  Currently they would greatly benefit from volunteers who can provide pro bono work/advice in fundraising and graphic design.  For more information email anzaaction@anza.org.sg

Aidha

Aidha provides financial literacy and self-improvement classes for Foreign Domestic Workers here in Singapore, with the aim of helping them to set up businesses or make investments in their home countries. Opportunities to volunteer are either in the Head Office providing admin support on a week day, or mentoring, teaching at the classes on a Sunday.  The first step is to attend an orientation session, the next session 2 June 2019.  For more information see their website www.aidha.org or email anzaaction@anza.org.sg

New2U Thrift Shop

This thrift shop supports the Star Shelter for Women. ANZA members volunteer here selling in the thrift shop and sorting clothes. Please email volunteer@scwo.org.sg and see their website for more information at http://www.scwo.org.sg/.  They require volunteers Monday – Friday from 1030am  – 230 pm. New2U is located in Waterloo St.

Riding For The Disabled

The RDA Singapore are always ready to welcome new volunteers to help with the horse-riding therapy sessions the provide to those with disabilities. No experience is needed as full training will be provided. There are both morning and afternoon volunteering opportunities. To find out more or apply, please email volunteer@rdasingapore.org.sg or visit their website http://rdasingapore.org/

Salvation Army

ANZA members help with food delivery to the elderly in HDB accommodation. This is located at Tiong Bahru and you would be rostered on once or twice a month on a Monday or a Tuesday. Please email anzaaction@anza.org.sg if this interests you.

Ronald Mcdonald House

RMH is located at the National University Hospital, Kent Ridge. It is a small facility supporting the Paediatric ICU.  ANZA members staff the front desk here, either in the House or the Family room. Shifts are from 9am–1pm, and 1–5 pm. Duties involve answering the phone, taking deliveries.  RMHC is also launching a new food cart which will service the children’s wards at National University Hospital and this will be volunteer led. Please email anzaaction@anza.org.sg  or see http://rmhc.org.sg/ if this interests you.

Singapore Cancer Society

The Singapore Cancer Society provide a holistic service from prevention and screening to wrap around services for cancer patients and their families.  SCS are always looking for drivers to take people to chemotherapy or radiotherapy weekday appointments. If you have a car and can spare 1-2 hours once a month or so then please email anzaaction@anza.org.sg.  SCS are currently testing some new services which will be volunteer led.  If this is an organisation that you would like to contribute to please get in touch.

Cycling Without Age

Cycling Without Age are looking for volunteer ‘pilots’ to take elderly Singaporeans on rickshaw rides around the parks of Singapore. See http://cyclingwithoutage.sg/ or email anzaaction@anza.org.sg to be put in touch with this charity.

IC2 Prephouse

IC2 Prephouse is a welfare organization working with children with low or no vision. We will provide updates our Facebook page when volunteering opportunities come up with IC2 Prephouse.

Melrose Home

Melrose Home is a children’s home located in Clementi.  We will provide updates our Facebook page when volunteering opportunities come up with Melrose Home.  For more information on Melrose Children’s Home please see http://www.childrensaidsociety.org.sg/

Project Dignity

Project Dignity is a social enterprise providing vocational training and employment services to specially abled Singaporeans.  You can help Project Dignity by using their catering services, engaging in their corporate team building days or undertaking their cooking courses,  See https://projectdignity.sg/about-us/ or contact ANZA action for more information.

ANZA Knitters

Singapore Cancer Society have a knitting programme to knit caps for chemotherapy patients. The caps go to the public hospitals and are a comfort to those undergoing chemo for the first time.  The knitters also knit for Babes, and other good causes. They meet at the ANZA office on the 3rd Friday of every month. Please email anzaaction@anza.org.sg to be “hooked up” with the knitters.

ANZA Office and Busy Bees

The office is always looking for help, especially around big events such as Melbourne Cup, the ANZA Ball, etc – Please email info@anza.org.sg or events@anza.org.sg

ANZA Action Committee

The committee oversees everything that ANZA Action does. It reviews the charities that we support, and will coordinate and run events that fundraise for charities. It is a volunteer portal for both ANZA charities and other charities in the community.  If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.

To find out more about our charities partners and the most up to date opportunities to engage with them we invite you to contact Suzanna at: anzaaction@anza.org.sg and join our Facebook page.

 

ANZA Action: Singapore Cancer Society

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ANZA Action: Project Dignity

Koh Seng Choon, Executive Director and Founder of Project Dignity - an ANZA Action supported charity - talks about how food offers hope and dignity to marginalised communities in Singapore.

Horses that Heal

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