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.

Our charity partners and their ongoing volunteer needs:

Gadgets4Good by ANZA Action

Don’t just leave your old technology languishing in a drawer or cupboard – donate your old devices for a good cause!

GADGETS4good want your old phones, iPads and laptops. After ensuring that they are free of personal information and are still in reasonable working order, they will be distributed to our valued partner organisations such as:

– Migrant Workers in lockdown via TWC2
– Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support
– Melrose Home

Recycling your technology is both socially positive and a better outcome for the environment and there are many people who would be very grateful so please get in touch today. Call the anza office ph:6291 6301 or email info@anza.org.sg

Babes Singapore

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.  

If you would like to volunteer please go to their website http://babes.org.sg/volunteering/ and complete their volunteer sign up form 

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.  

Please visit the Dress for Success website to sign up https://singapore.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/volunteer/

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. 

For more information see their website https://www.aidha.org/get-involved/volunteer/

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

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. For more information and to sign up please contact wong.lee.chin@smm.salvationarmy.org

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. 

To apply please contact Esther.Toh@rmhc.org.sg or see http://rmhc.org.sg/index.php/get-involved/ 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. To find out more about available opportunities at SCS please contact clara_lick@singaporecancersociety.org.sg

Cycling Without Age

Cycling Without Age are looking for volunteer ‘pilots’ to take elderly Singaporeans on rickshaw rides around the parks of Singapore. To volunteer you can go to https://cyclingwithoutage.sg/volunteer/ and fill out their sign up form.

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

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. Info@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 the Melbourne Cup and the ANZA Ball.

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 charity partners and the most up to date opportunities to engage with them we invite you to contact anzaaction@anza.org.sg  and join our Facebook page.

Host a Petite Pink event in October

During October, Casual Coffee is teaming up with ANZA Action and inviting you to host a Petite Pink event in a small group, in support of Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

ANZA Action: Singapore Cancer Society

Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) supports cancer patients at every stage of their journey. “Despite the COVID-19 situation, we have re-opened our facilities and premises and will continue to do our best to support the cancer community,” says CEO Albert Ching.

ANZA Action: Migrant Worker Donation Drive

ANZA Action has been hard at work, collecting toiletries and other items in  a donation drive for ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR), a charity founded in 2015 by Dipa Swaminathan to improve the lives of some 300,000 migrant workers in Singapore.

Aidha – Creating Bright Futures

ANZA talks to Aidha’s CEO Jacqueline Loh about Aidha’s origins and the value it provides to helpers.

Volunteer with a Children’s Charity

Want to lend a hand to a charity focused on Singapore’s kids and teens? ANZA Action has lots of volunteering opportunities with young people.

Support for Singapore’s Migrant Workers

Singapore’s migrant worker community has been hit hard by COVID-19. You can contribute to organisations and initiatives that are helping the community in a variety of ways – from pre-paid SIM cards so workers can stay in touch with loved ones back home, to food, care packages, masks, accommodation, daily necessities, and financial assistance.