Welcome to ANZA Action.
ANZA Action was established to support our ethos of ‘giving back’ to a community and the country that we all call home! Our involvement gives you an opportunity to interact with different areas of need within the Singapore community. We believe this allows our members a way to make their stay in Singapore more meaningful. Get behind one of the chosen charities by volunteering your time!
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 and teaching at the classes on a Sunday. For more information see their website aidha.org.
Singapore Cancer Society has 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, Melrose Home and other good causes. They meet at the ANZA office on the third Friday of every month.
Babes is a support service providing counseling and practical support to pregnant teens. ANZA Action plan quarterly activities with the young girls/mums. There is also the opportunity to sign up for befriender training where you could work one-on-one with the teens.
Clean Up the World
Each year, ANZA coordinates the clean-up of one of Singapore’s beaches as part of Clean Up the World.
Cycling Without Age
Cycling without Age is looking for volunteer “pilots” to take elderly Singaporeans on rickshaw rides around the parks of Singapore. See cyclingwithoutage.sg.
Dignity Mama is a social enterprise where families with disabled children work together selling second-hand books at three local hospitals. We require on-going donations of books and are seeking a coordinator for this effort. See dignitymama.sg.
Dress for Success
This worldwide charity supports low income women to get back into the workforce, or upskill. As well as providing donations of appropriate workwear for women when needed, there are many ways that you can get involved, from sorting and altering clothes, to styling and helping with interview techniques, as well as providing social media and office support. See singapore.dressforsuccess.org.
IC2 Prephouse is a welfare organisation working with children with low or no vision. You can help make tactile resources or help the children with their work. See ic2.com.sg.
Melrose Home is a children’s home located in Clementi. We have some working bee days coming up where we’ll help update the entertainment room, so we’re looking for donations of XBoxes, wiis, laptops, screens etc. and technical knowledge to assemble. See childrensaidsociety.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and see scwo.org.sg.
Riding For The Disabled
There are weekday and weekend opportunities for ANZA members assist with this activity, located off Thompson Rd, near Caldecott MRT. Please email email@example.com or see rdasingapore.org.
Ronald Macdonald House
RMH is a small facility supporting the Paediatric ICU, located at the National University Hospital, Kent Ridge. ANZA members staff the front desk here, usually on a Monday, but other days can be arranged, especially at their new day room. Shifts are from 9am-1pm, and 1-5pm. Duties involve answering the phone, taking deliveries etc.
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.
Singapore Cancer Society
ANZA Action and Casual Coffee host a Biggest Morning Tea each June to raise funds. Come along to the morning to find out more about cancer treatment here in Singapore or help with the organisation of the event.
SCS are also 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 get in touch.
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. There are opportunities be on the committee, coordinate events or provide admin support.
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