Five volunteering opportunities in April 2022

Some volunteering opportunities in April include going grocery shopping with children and gardening at Coney Island.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 1 April 2022, 4:09 PM

From crafting sessions to grocery shopping with kids, there are a variety of activities you can try your hand at this month.

Here are five volunteer opportunities available in April 2022.

1. Crafting Sessions by Social Gifting

This opportunity is organised by Social Gifting, a non-profit Social Enterprise providing free crafting sessions and materials to co-create exquisite handmade gifts with the help of differently-abled crafters.

This workshop gets volunteers to do simple craftwork with seniors staying in rental flats. Volunteers will also get to spend time with the seniors to understand their problems in life and motivate them.

It will be held on Apr 12, 19 and 26 at Lion Befrienders (Ghim Moh) between 10am to 11am.


Social Gifting was founded in 2018. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/SOCIAL GIFTING

Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated, keep safe distancing within groups and not mingle around with other groups.

No specific skills are required but, volunteers must be patient, have creativity, use words of encouragement and use simple and short phrases.

Join the Social Gifting Telegram volunteering group chat for more information.

Register for the opportunity here.

2. Neighbour Cares by Youth Corps Singapore

The aim of this project is to look out for the welfare of seniors living in Toa Payoh who tend to be isolated.

Volunteers will be required to do a weekly check-in with the households of isolated seniors that they have been assigned to.

These visits are free and easy and can be done any time if both the senior and volunteer are available. The sessions will last for a period of 12 weeks, with at least one appointment weekly. 

The project will take place from Apr 25 to the week of Jul 4 to 10.

Youth Corps Singapore was started in 2014. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

A training session will be conducted on Zoom on Apr 20 from 8pm to 10pm. Following that is a physical session at SG Cares Volunteer Centre at Toa Payoh from 9am to 12pm on Apr 23 or Apr 24.

Volunteers will then need to select the 12-week shift from Apr 25 to Jul 31 to successfully complete registration.

Those interested can register for the opportunity via this link.

Registration closes once slots are full.

3. BlockWalk by Habitat for Humanity Singapore

This opportunity requires volunteers to clean up their neighbourhoods or favourite green spaces.

BlockWalk takes place monthly with April’s session taking place on Apr 24 from 7.30am to 9.30am.

Volunteers will not need to meet at a specific location for this activity as instructions will be given over Zoom.


BlockWalk started as UnLitter Red Dot in 2016 with the idea of getting Singaporeans to take ownership of the litter that is all around Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/HABITAT SINGAPORE BLOCKWALKERS

This means that participants will get the flexibility to choose anywhere to pick litter provided that it is not an establishment such as MRT stations, hawker centres or coffee shops.

There can be a maximum of 10 people in a group. Volunteers will need trash bags, tongs and gloves for the activity.

More information can be found here

To volunteer for this activity, click here. Register by Apr 23 at 7.30am.

4. Volunteering activity at Coney Island Park by National Parks Board

This opportunity requires volunteers to enhance the greenery in Coney Island Park through basic gardening skills.

It takes place on Apr 10 from 9am to 11am.

Coney Island Park was known as Serangoon Island and was once owned by the Aw brothers, who built a huge business empire with their trademark Tiger Balm ointment. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

Volunteers must be able to work under the sun and do basic gardening maintenance such as weeding and pruning among others. 

The session is limited to 10 volunteers. Volunteers will be put on a waitlist once this number is reached.

To volunteer for this activity, click here, a confirmation email will be sent prior to Apr 10.

5. FRESH at Bukit Merah by Children's Wishing Well

FRESH is a program where volunteers bring children of Children’s Wishing Well to the nearby supermarkets to shop for fresh groceries, household and personal care items on a budget of $30 each.

Beyond providing them with daily essentials, this program aims to inculcate important life skills in the children such as decision making, healthy lifestyle and proper budgeting.

The meeting point for volunteers will be at Children’s Wishing Well on Apr 12. The activity will run from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on that day.

Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation and fully-registered charity founded in 2002. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/CHILDREN’S WISHING WELL

Volunteers are required to be at least 18 years old. They will have to ensure the children keep to the rules of the program and behave appropriately, encourage the children to purchase healthier food items and guide the children on how to manage their money and time well.

Those interested can sign up on this website by Apr 11 at 4.30pm.

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