With limited resources, volunteers play an important role in SPD as our programmes and services require that additional help to operate from time to time.

Our volunteers play an important role in SPD as our programmes and services require that additional help to operate from time to time.

Here are some broad categories where voluntary work is periodically needed:

Admin Support
Home-based befriending
Education And Training
Outings & Events
Programme Support

Volunteer with SPD

To know more about volunteering opportunities or sign up as a volunteer, please  us or call at 6579 0708/6579 0799.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers to assist in the following projects:

Home-based befriending

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Befriender for an elderly female client. To visit her at home and accompany her for trips to a nearby wet market for grocery shopping. - Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
- Fortnightly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender needed for an adult female. To keep her company and travel outdoors together, interact with her mother to relieve caregiver stress. Volunteer is required to help her get around as she is a wheelchair user. - Bukit Batok
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers needed
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender needed for middle-aged male. Volunteer needed to teach him how to use social media for leisure and publicise his busking skills. Also includes teaching him how to set up accounts, upload content and manage accounts, etc. - Bukit Batok
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers needed
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender to teach client how to use the computer or smart gadgets for leisure. Client has basic knowledge of computer skills but would like to learn how to download apps for music, use the internet, thumbdrive. - Bedok South Ave
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer needed
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
To provide regular befriending services for female client with physical disability in her 50s, and have good conversations. - Clementi
- Monthly
- 1 volunteers
- 30 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English, Mandarin or Cantonese
Befriender for client with cerebral palsy, scoliosis, right hand carpal tunnel syndrome in her 40s, to interact with her and travel outdoors together. - Eunos Crescent
- Fortnightly, weekday afternoons
- Female volunteer preferred
- Between 30-50 years old
- Secondary education
- Able to communicate in English and Malay
Befriender to a middle-aged stroke survivor to help keep her company. She feels extremely lonely when her husband and three children go off to work. - Hougang Street 61
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer needed
- 30 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for a client in his 70s. To chat and keep him company, bring him to neighbourhood shops or park. Accompany him for medical appointments - Jurong West
-Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers
- 40 years and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin and Hokkien
Befriender for a client in his 70s. To spend time with him at home, engage in social interaction, bringing him out to coffeeshop near his home. - Potong Pasir - 1-2 volunteers (Malay preferred)
Befriender for a client in his 60s. To chat and keep him company, bring him to neighbourhood shops or park. Accompany him for medical appointments. - Potong Pasir
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for a middle-aged single lady. To visit and chit-chat with her at home. - Teban Gardens
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 30 years and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for a middle-aged male Chinese gentleman. To visit and chat with him at home, accompany him for social outings (e.g. window shopping, go park, etc), medical appointments (if possible). - Toa Payoh Lor 7
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English and Mandarin
Befrienders for a client via phone calls or visits. Volunteer needed to chat regularly with her. - Toa Payoh Lor 5
-Fortnightly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin or Cantonese
Befrienders for a client in her 70s. Volunteer needed to chat regularly with her and bring her for medical appointments and grocery shopping. - Toa Payoh Lor 5 - 2-3 volunteers
- At least 1 female volunteer needed
- 21 years old and above
- Comfortable around pets
- Able to communicate in English, Tamil or Malay
Befriender for an elderly male client. To bring him to New Creation Church at Causeway Point every Sunday. - Woodlands (Causeway Point)
- Every Sunday
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for an elderly male client. To engage in social interaction with him and bring him around his neighbourhood. - Yishun Central
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for an elderly male client. To be a training buddy and communicate with client through an app using a communication tablet device. The app is easy to use and volunteer training will be provided by a SPD speech therapist. - Yishun
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English and Mandarin

Admin Support

There are currently no Admin Support volunteer opportunities at the moment. Please check back later. Thank you!

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Data entry using Microsoft Excel (to be submitted on a bi-weekly basis) - Tiong Bahru or work from home - 2 to 3 volunteers
- 18 years old and above
- Language profiency: English
Classroom assistants to assist in classroom activities and prepare teaching materials. - SPD Ability Centre in Tiong Bahru - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients
- Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children.
Childminders to plan and engage children in play-based activities and ensure that they are safe. - Tiong Bahru/ Bedok/ Tampines/ Jurong
- Ad-hoc
- Group of at least 3 pax
- Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children.
- Able to build and maintain positive relationships with children.
Assist and support class teachers in teaching and preparing learning resources, Also help take care of children's individual needs. - Jurong - Between 30 to 35 years old
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Able to build and maintain positive relationships with children.
Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Classroom assistants to assist in classroom activities and prepare teaching materials. - SPD Ability Centre (Tiong Bahru) - Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to befriend clients
- Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children
Childminders to plan and engage children in play-based activities and ensure that they are safe. - Tiong Bahru/ Bedok/ Tampines/ Jurong
- Ad-hoc
- Group of at least 3 pax
- Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children
- Able to build and maintain positive relationships with children
Assist and support class teachers in teaching and preparing learning resources. Also to help take care of the children's individual needs. - Jurong - Between 30-35 years old
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
- Willing to learn and love children

Outings & Events

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Hydrotherapy assistants to assist clients with disabilities during pool sessions. - Tiong Bahru
- Friday mornings
- Able to commit for at least 3 months
- Female volunteers preferred
- Physically fit and have basic swimming skills
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
Bring clients with disabilities out for grocery shopping to buy nutritional items as part of community integration and preparing food items such as cutting and plucking of vegetables for chef to cook for future consumption. - Toa Payoh
- Sep 2019 to Mar 2020
- Able to commit for twice a week (any weekday)
- 10 volunteers
- Physically fit to be able to push wheelchair users
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Able to converse in English or Mandarin.
Bring clients with disabilities out for walks around the neighbourhood. - Toa Payoh/ Tiong Bahru
- Weekdays
- Able to commit for at least 3 months
- Group of at least 5 pax
- Physically fit to be able to push wheelchair users
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
Conduct client wellness activities (baking, gardening, art classes, sport clinics) for clients with disabilities. - Toa Payoh/ Tiong Bahru
- Ad-hoc
- Group of at least 5 pax
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Able to conduct small interest group sessions for clients

Programme Support

There are currently no Programme Support volunteer opportunities at the moment. Please check back later. Thank you!