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15 Best Volunteer Centres in Singapore [2023]

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Volunteer Centres Singapore

Best Volunteer Centres Singapore
Best Volunteer Centres Singapore

Do you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Check out our list of the 15 Best Volunteer Centres in Singapore!

These organizations provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of the community. From animal welfare to environmental conservation.

Whether you are looking to volunteer your time and skills, or you are looking for a meaningful way to spend your free time, these centres have something for everyone!

So what are you waiting for? Start volunteering today!

1. National Library Board

Address100 Victoria Street #14-01, Singapore 188064
Phone+65 6332 3133

Volunteer at the National Library Board’s kidsREAD initiative, where you can read to impoverished children for an hour a week.

Volunteering is a lovely method to establish new relationships and also spend some time for a great cause.

2. Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support

Key ServicesCase Management
Outreach and Youth Engagement
Additional Programs and Services
Address50 Raffles Place #17-01 Singapore Land Tower Singapore 048623
Phone+65 6206 6641

Babes was founded as a project for pregnant teenagers who need assistance and counseling, but it has evolved into a genuine organization that assists expecting youngsters.

Volunteering at Babes is typically ad-hoc in nature and highly dependent on your skillset. All types of assistance are appreciated, whether it’s tutoring Math, writing stories, providing tech support, or planning fundraising events.

3. Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD)

Key ServicesAnimal protection organization
Address80 Lim Chu Kang Lane 1, Singapore 718911

Have you ever wanted a dog but couldn’t have one?

Saturdays are the greatest days to go for a stroll with some of the Action for Singapore Dogs’ shelter canines. It’s also an excellent reason to get out and relax.

We can’t promise that you won’t fall in love with one of these adorable pups and eventually end up adopting them. On other days, ASD is also open to visitors.

Volunteer’s Testimony

I have so much respect for the wonderful people volunteering there and running the shelters. The doggies are wonderful, so many of them are plain adorable and deserve a loving family to whom they’ll give so much back. If you are looking for a dog, help stop the puppy mill business, do not buy a puppy in a pet store, they are unsocialized, come from horrendous places which tick all the animal cruelty boxes. Do your research and go to a shelter, it will change you, for the better.


4. National Environment Agency and CGS (Clean and Green Singapore)

Key ServicesKeep Singapore Clean
Towards Zero Waste
AddressBranch Locations
Phone(65) 6225 5632
Email Feedback

Singapore may be one of the cleanest cities on the planet, but it requires a tremendous amount of work to maintain that condition.

Our nation’s capital is one of the most crowded cities in Asia, yet it may also be one of the cleanest and greenest. If you’re looking to get involved and make a positive difference, consider volunteering with the National Environment Agency to help sustain our city’s excellent environmental standards.

The NEA is always searching for people who can help with cleanliness and maintenance.

5. Silver Ribbon

Key ServicesMental health service
AddressBlock 208 Serangoon Central, #01-238, Singapore 550208
Phone(65) 6386 1928

There has been a lot of focus on the mind recently, and Silver Ribbon wants to combat mental health stigma, advocate for early assistance, and help people with mental illness integrate into society using innovative methods to promote mental health literacy.

Start by signing up as a volunteer and offering what you can to them, whether you’re a photographer or a graphic designer.

Volunteer’s Testimony

Thanks a million for your sharing and encouragement and concerns plus concerns on the well being of me and many consumers. No words can express gratitude to to ride the bumps. Awesome thanks to Singapore great TEAM to give me oppunity to share 95.8, SMU, SEI OF NCSS..

Linda Chua

6. ReadAble

Key ServicesOpen windows of aspiration in children through reading
PhoneContact Forms

ReadAble is the ideal location for volunteers wanting to promote literacy among youngsters.

They aim to develop children’s reading and writing skills through ReadAble.

The organization runs weekly readings, as well as lessons on language and the arts to help children express themselves.

You can volunteer as a tutor or sponsor school supplies by becoming a member of ReadAble. Classroom sessions are held with the aid of these items.

7. Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

Key ServicesStar Shelter
Maintenance Support Central
Legal Clinics – Free Legal Advice
Address96 Waterloo Street
Singapore 187967
Phone(65) 6837 0611

The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations places the greatest importance on women’s well-being.

The campaign, which was launched in January 2019 by the Singapore Federation of Women’s Rights Organisations with strong support from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), aims to raise public awareness and promote gender equality.

It brings together over 50 member groups representing more than 500,000 women across the country in promoting “Equal Space, Equal Voice, Equal Worth”.

For those who care about promoting feminist causes, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations is an excellent location to volunteer in Singapore.

8. Yellow Ribbon

Key ServicesBeyond Second Chances
Phone+65 1800 741 5567Beyond Second Chances

Yellow Ribbon is a charity organization in Singapore dedicated to helping people who have made mistakes.

Their motto is “beyond second chances.” They want to provide ex-criminals with a second chance at living a purposeful life.

Yellow Ribbon runs programs to equip ex-offenders with the skills they need to get jobs and aid their success. They believe that everyone deserves a second chance, which is why they provide opportunities via various volunteer services.

Yellow Ribbon is a volunteer organization in Singapore that does not have any preconceived notions about who should or shouldn’t be allowed to volunteer.

9. Youth Corps Singapore

Key ServicesLearn, Volunteer, Lead and Connect
AddressThe Red Box
113 Somerset Road
Singapore 238165
Phone(65) 6908 2500

The Singapore branch of the Youth Corps nonprofit aims to provide a variety of volunteer projects for youths. Their mission projects range from ad-hoc to regular and project-based.

They allow anyone, regardless of skill level, to improve their skills.

You’ll also get the opportunity to meet like-minded people who are as devoted to serving the community as you are.

10. Very Special Arts Singapore

Key ServicesDedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts
Address133 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-138 Singapore 460133
Phone+65 6448 6275

For over 25 years, Very Special Arts Singapore has organized art classes and fairs for people with special needs.

The volunteer centre in Singapore is open to anybody with creative talents that they may offer and teach to the youngsters. Members get their chance throughout the entire process to show off their creativity to their hearts’ content.

11. Willing Hearts

Key ServicesSoup kitchen
Address11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6,
01-51 Kembangan –
Chai Chee Community Hub
Singapore 409074
Phone+65 6743 0725
+65 6743 0705
+65 6476 5822

The Willing Hearts serves around 3,000 meals every day to the poor and is run entirely by volunteers.

Willing Hearts helps the disadvantaged achieve a better quality of life through its ‘daily bread’ initiative, which aims to provide them with food so that they may improve their lives.

Willing Hearts also assists them in rehabilitation and integration into society.

Everyone should volunteer here at least once, simply go in and you’ll be assigned to help with food preparation, collection, or delivery.

There are others who count on Willing Hearts for their fundamental dietary needs as we anticipate our next meal.

Volunteer’s Testimony

Wonderful volunteers doing wonderful work to save lives. I am very impressed and inspired by what I saw when I went there to donate blankets and towels they were delivering to poor people overseas.

Even the security guard at the gate was very passionate and proud to be working for such organisations. I can feel his passion and his pride when he greeted me so happily and thanked me for donating.

Richard Tan

12. Singapore Association for the Deaf 

Key ServicesCommunity services
Deaf Access Services
Hearing Care Centre
Deaf Education
Address227 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 397998
Phone+65 6344 8274

We tend to take our five senses for granted, but can you conceive of a world without music or sound?

The Singapore Association for the Deaf strives to improve the quality of life for the deaf by assisting them in integrating into society and participating.

The deaf are helped through programs including financial aid, counseling, and employment services to live autonomous lifestyles.

Volunteer’s Testimony

I accompanied my brother who was a student of the School to get his hearing aid checked. I have learnt so much from the school technician in our less than half hour consultation and am so relieved to know that my brother is being well taken care, with his interest at top priority.
The staffs were accommodating and they all have such a pleasant personality.

Aisyah Tan

13. St. Hilda’s Community Services

Key ServicesCommunity center
Address10 Jln Batu, Singapore 431010
Phone+65 6345 0054

The volunteers at St Hilda’s Community Services Centre serve 13 blocks of flats in Tanjong Rhu and 22 blocks of flats in Dakota Crescent and Old Airport Road, with a strong commitment to “reaching out and touching lives.”

Door-to-door visits have exposed the difficulties of the elderly, some of whom are bedridden or unable to manage their chronic diseases.

The volunteers work to connect the people with the most appropriate services and enable volunteer doctors to treat them.

14. Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES)

Key ServicesAnimal Concerns
Address91 Jalan Lekar
Singapore 698917
Phone+65 6892 9821

ACRES is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting animal rights. ACRES is spearheading an animal protection movement in Asia, while educating people on lifestyle choices that will not harm animals.

You may find such an interesting and enjoyable way to spend your time that you simply won’t want to do anything else.

You might become a volunteer at ACRES to assist with wildlife care, educate the general public about monkeys, or even save wild animals! It’s an opportunity to unleash the animal lover in all of us.

15. Beyond Social Services

Key ServicesProvide guidance, care and resources to keep young people in school and out of trouble.
Address26 Jalan Klinik
Singapore 160026
Phone+65 6375 2940

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

Beyond Social Services is a non-profit organization that serves the most vulnerable members of society, particularly teenagers and children living in impoverished areas.

They implement programs to decrease juvenile delinquency and turn them into responsible young people who respect the law.

The youngsters are able to rejoin society when they have social, educational, and community support programs in places such as family strengthening and community integration.

Volunteer’s Testimony

This social service organisation is very meaningful. Looking after the less privileged kids by ensuring they stay in school, guide them and counsel them to the right path. They welcome volunteers be it individuals, group or corporate sponsors. Do give a helping hands and volunteer during your free time. Great work to the organisation and the volunteer workers.

Delicious Myojo

Volunteer Centres Singapore

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, and volunteering is a fun, rewarding and social experience that may help you learn new skills, make friends, and contribute to your community.

Whether you want to offer your time and abilities, or simply want to do something interesting with your free time, you may spend it here!

So, what are you waiting for? Today is the day to begin volunteering.

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.