New NDP #GiveAsOne campaign offers volunteering opportunities for Singaporeans

Some opportunities include tutoring children, donating blood, and giving away pre-loved items to those in need.

Dini Qistina Binte Ali

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Published: 2 June 2023, 9:40 AM

A range of volunteering opportunities will now be available under the new #GiveAsOne Campaign.

As part of the National Day celebrations, this new campaign is an initiative by the NDP 2023 Executive Committee which aims to promote volunteerism among Singaporeans.

Activities such as food preparation and distribution, tutoring children from vulnerable families, and befriending seniors are available for volunteers to choose from according to their areas of interest.

These activities are under the SG Cares Movement, which was created in partnership with SG Cares Volunteer Centres to encourage volunteer sign-ups. SG Cares is a national movement, championed by the SG Cares Office and co-led by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre and the National Council of Social Service, to “build a more caring and inclusive home for all”.

It encourages Singaporeans to put values into action through active volunteerism, ground-up efforts and everyday acts of care.

Those interested can sign up for any of these curated activities through the SG Cares app or’s website.

Volunteers who sign up through the SG Cares Volunteer Centres – located in areas such as Sembawang, Bedok, and Hougang – will have a chance to receive NDP tokens of appreciation when they volunteer from now to Aug 8.

Another initiative under the #GiveAsOne Campaign is a blood donation drive held by the Singapore Red Cross Society.

In conjunction with World Blood Donor Day, it will take place on Jun 17 and subsequently across June and July.

The drive will be held at the Singapore Expo Hall 4 from 11am to 5pm. Donors should book an appointment slot at least one day in advance by calling 6220 0183.


SRC’s mascots will be at selected blood donation drives to distribute NDP tokens of appreciation to blood donors. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE RED CROSS


Those who wish to have a more convenient avenue to look for volunteering opportunities can also consider downloading GoodHood.SG’s mobile app.

GoodHood.SG is a citizen-led movement that aims to connect neighbours via a digital kampong through the acts of giving, lending, helping and sharing with one another.

The app allows them to easily reach out and offer assistance to anyone at different locations, share pre-loved items with neighbours in need by creating personal listings, and bond with the community through events such as jewellery-making workshops and monthly board game sessions.


The app also helps users keep track of all the events near one’s neighbourhood such as Meet the People Sessions or fogging notices. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM GOODHOOD APP


President Halimah Yacob launched the #GiveAsOneSG campaign on May 31 at the Chua Chu Kang Community Club. At the launch, she emphasised the importance of Singaporeans stepping forward to volunteer.

“The act of volunteering brings people together and strengthens unity. When we volunteer, we become a part of something larger than ourselves,” she said.

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