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Five volunteering opportunities to sign up for in October

There are a multitude of online volunteer opportunities available too!

Shannon Kuan
Shannon Kuan

Weird talents include playing the violin, but with a ukulele and a clothes hanger.


Published: 12 October 2021, 12:29 PM

The ongoing COVID-19 situation in Singapore may have dampened our spirits but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue giving back to the community. 

In fact, it is all the more the reason we should volunteer our skills and time to those in need. Many volunteering events have moved online, so you can easily volunteer from home without worrying for your health during this pandemic. .

If you are interested and would like to find ways to serve the community, here is a list of five online and physical volunteer opportunities that you can sign up for this October.

1. East Youths food distribution

East Youths hold monthly food distributions for ad hoc volunteers to attend, where they will collect, pack and distribute the food to the less fortunate all in one day.

 

The minimum age to volunteer is 18 and no prior skills are required, so do feel free to sign up if you’re a first-timer! PHOTO CREDIT: EAST YOUTHS

 

Click here for more information and to volunteer.

2. Sathya Sai Social Service video creation

If you are well-versed with videography or motion graphics, you could try using your skills to serve the community!

Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) are looking for videography volunteers who can create a video to increase awareness for the organisation’s programmes and services, as well as motion graphics volunteers who can assist with graphics and animation for their organisation campaigns.

If you have the skills and would like to use it to help give back to the community, do sign up here.

3. Craft Deepavali cards for migrant workers

Be Kind SG in collaboration with The Kindness Initiative SG is looking for volunteers to write Deepavali greeting cards for the migrant workers in Singapore.

 

As many migrant workers are unable to go back home to their families to celebrate Deepavali, we can show our thanks for their hard work through heartfelt cards. PHOTO CREDIT: GIFTPUNDITS.COM VIA PEXELS

 

In addition, you can easily do this at home at your own pace. So click here for more details and sign up!

4. St Luke's ElderCare virtual befriending

As the elderly are placed at a higher health risk, physical visitations may be limited when visiting elderly homes. Thankfully, there are opportunities to interact with them online.

SG Cares Volunteer Centre at Yishun has volunteer positions open for people to virtually befriend elders in the community, ensuring they have support and social interaction to improve their wellbeing.

Anyone can sign up for this, provided they have basic computer skills and are familiar with navigating Zoom.

Do sign up quickly here as there is high interest in this volunteering opportunity.

5. Mask Up, Save Lives

Mask Up, Save Lives is an initiative by Youth Corps Singapore in collaboration with HawkerHeroes.sg. 

With the aim of giving back to the hawkers working tirelessly through this trying season, volunteer befrienders will be distributing Uniqlo masks to the hawkers in Singapore and learning more about their stories.

 

Both the online orientation and training, and the volunteer event itself will be held on Nov 20. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE

 

Those between the ages of 16 to 35 can sign up and do not require any specific skill sets. However, volunteers do need to be fully vaccinated.

If you are interested, do sign up here before slots are filled up!


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