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Five volunteering opportunities in June 2022

Volunteers will be able to play badminton and table tennis with migrant brothers as well as Bingo with the elderly this June.

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Published: 7 June 2022, 9:56 AM

With the June holidays in full swing, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities to help give back to the community.

If you are willing to lend a helping hand, check out these five volunteer opportunities you can take part in this June.

1. Exercise Programme with Migrant Brothers by Youth Corps Singapore

Volunteers will be engaging the migrant workers through an interactive exercise programme, which includes playing badminton and table tennis with them. 

Volunteers will also be facilitating some stretching exercises at the end of the session. Sport equipment will be provided on-site. 

This opportunity will be taking place at Terusan Recreational Centre on Jun 26 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. Shuttle services will be provided from the nearest MRT station. More details will be provided nearer the event date. 

Youth Corps Singapore seeks to empower youth eager to serve the community by providing them opportunities through ad-hoc, regular and project-based service projects. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

Volunteers will need to be between 15 and 35 years old. Register for the opportunity here.

This event is part of the Do Good Festival, which features more than 2,000 opportunities with causes ranging from children, seniors, environment and People with Disabilities (PWDs). Check out the other opportunities in June at this website.

2. A Walk Around Kampong Gelam at the Malay Heritage Centre

This heritage walk is also part of the Do Good Festival and requires volunteers to take the role of a buddy with one to two children.

As a befriender, get to know the children by guiding them through the museum exploration and walk around Kampong Gelam. 

The event is on Jun 24 from 9am to 5pm.

The Malay Heritage Centre is presently under the management of the National Heritage Board in partnership with the Malay Heritage Foundation. PHOTO CREDIT: SG CARES

Volunteers will need to be between 16 and 35 years old. Register and find out about the other opportunities here.

3. Wish Granting with Make-A-Wish Singapore

Make-A-Wish Singapore and its wish granters are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses by granting their wishes. 

Those looking to be wish granters will have to commit to the entire wish journeys, which will be a fulfilling six to eight months. Candidates also will have to be at least 21 years old and be able to take on at least two wishes a year.

Prior to becoming a wish granter, there will be a 30 minute interview with a staff as well as a training session which volunteers need to attend. The organisation is also on the lookout for office, events and skill-based volunteers.

Make-A-Wish Singapore is the only wish granting organisation of its kind in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/MAKE-A-WISH SINGAPORE

Learn more about the volunteering opportunities for the organisation here.

4. Photographer for Caregiver event by SUN-DAC at Upper Thomson

This activity requires someone with basic photography skills to volunteer for SUN-DAC’s upcoming event for caregivers.

The opportunity will take place on Jun 10 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at SUN-DAC at Upper Thomson.

Established in 1990, SUN-DAC was the first void deck Day Activity Centre in the community. There are currently three centres. PHOTO CREDIT: GIVING.SG

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. A professional camera is not a requirement, and a good quality phone camera will be sufficient.

To volunteer for this activity, click here.

5. Bingo Coordinator at Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

The game of Bingo can advance the speed and precision of short-term memory and aid in countering some of the negative effects of ageing. 

Volunteers are to play three to four rounds of the game with the patients at Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital on Jun 27 from 2pm to 5pm.

They will assist two to three patients during the session, encouraging them to participate actively in the sessions and assist them in listening out for their numbers being called. Volunteers will also need to ensure that the patients are seated in their wheelchairs during the session.

No prior skills are required to volunteer but you must be 15 years old and above. 

Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital is a community hospital providing rehabilitative care that caters to patients recovering from debilitating medical conditions. PHOTO CREDIT: GIVING.SG

Visit this website to sign up as a volunteer before Jun 26, 2pm.

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