Volunteering initiatives to join in March

Make a positive difference to the community through volunteering.

Sarah Chan

Likes museum trips and is sometimes artsy. Can be found in pattern prints.

Published: 10 March 2021, 12:56 PM

Looking for things to do this March? You can make a positive difference by giving back to the community.

Whether you are a first-timer volunteer hoping to experience something new or a seasoned volunteer with a passion to help others, here are five volunteer opportunities you can join this March.

1. Team Nila

ActiveSG will be organising a series of sports events in March 2021 as part of the March school holiday programmes.


Team Nila is a national movement to promote the culture of giving and partnership through sports volunteerism. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@TEAMNILA


Held at Tampines Sports Centre (Our Tampines Hub), the various sports activities include badminton smash, futsal tournament, flippa ball and more. Team Nila volunteers will be required to assist in the operations of each activity to ensure a smooth running of the events.

Interested volunteers can check out Team Nila on or register as a Team Nila volunteer via to receive the latest volunteering opportunities.

2. Plastic Crew Project

Hosted by The Plastic Project, Plastic Crew Project is a programme spanning across four dates in March.

Participants will not only participate in a beach clean up on Mar 20 but will also be fully involved in the process of cleaning and preparing the plastic waste for recycling.

With each session, you can learn more in depth about plastic recycling and sustainability. You can also engage your creative senses by turning the plastic into gifts.

Tickets to the event are free but slots are limited. You can find out more about the event here.

3. Digital Learning Circle

The initiative aims to equip seniors with skills to use, access and pay via digital services. PHOTO CREDIT: ADRIANNA CALVO VIA PEXELS


If you have a knack for meeting new people, you can sign up as a volunteer befriender for Digital Learning Circles.

The programme is organised by Youth Corps Singapore in collaboration with the Infocomm Media Development Authority to accelerate digital literacy among seniors.

Volunteers will have the chance to teach the seniors various digital skills including ways to access online services such as Wireless@SG and Zoom.

A compulsory virtual orientation and training will be held on Mar 27. The engagement session will be held in-person across various dates in April.

Do note that volunteers are required to commit to all four engagement sessions. More details on the event can be found here.

4. Willing Hearts

Local soup kitchen Willing Hearts is fully run by volunteers. PHOTO CREDIT: WILLING HEARTS WEBSITE


Willing Hearts is a local volunteer-run soup kitchen that distributes almost 6,500 meals daily to 40 locations island wide all year round.

From the preparation of ingredients, packing of lunch boxes and cleaning, volunteers at the soup kitchen will have various roles to help out.

Due to the pandemic, the organisation advises volunteers to be vigilant of their health and to refrain from coming if unwell.

Registration is free via Eventbrite and you can choose to volunteer across various dates and time slots throughout the month. Do note that walk-in volunteers will not be permitted entry due to current safe management measures.

5. YOLDEN Switch 2.0

Organised by Youth Corp Singapore, YOLDEN is a regular elderly befriending programme that aims to cater to the wellbeing of elderly residents residing in nursing homes.

With the pandemic, YOLDEN Switch uses a different mode of engagement with the aim to improve the health and social wellbeing of seniors in isolation.

A compulsory orientation and training session will be held on Mar 27 to equip volunteers with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage with the elderly.

Do note that the befriending session has been shifted virtually due to the pandemic and volunteers are required to have stable technical equipment and internet access.

You can register for the March session of YOLDEN Switch 2.0 with seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home (Hougang) here. Look out for upcoming YOLDEN Switch events via Youth Corp Singapore on Volunteer.SG.

Be it in-person or virtually from home, the spirit of volunteerism is always about the heart to give and you can make a difference with these initiatives this March!

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