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

Not sure what it takes to be a SPD volunteer? Click here for our volunteer handbook.

For volunteering opportunities or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact 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 a female client in her 40s. To chat and keep her company. - Bukit Batok St 22
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 30 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender needed for middle-aged male. Volunteer needed to teach him how to use social media for leisure and publicize his busking skills. Also includes teaching him how to set up accounts, upload content and manage accounts, etc. (Platforms such as facebook, patreon etc.) - Bukit Batok St 51
- Fortnightly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for a female client in her 50s. To chat and keep her company, to provide her with an opportunity to socialize. - Clementi
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for a female client in her 50s. To teach her how to use apps such as PayLah and Social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok on her smartphone. - Holland Close
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 to 50 years old
- IT savy with Smartphone knowledge
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for a female client in her 80s with a friendly and chatty demeanour, who lives alone. To engage her in meaningful converations to alleviate social isolation and improve her mental health. - Hougang
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 30 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin and simple English
Befriender for a male client in his late 40s. To keep him company and able to guide him to use various smartphone functions. - Jalan Bukit Merah
- Fortnightly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- IT savy with Smartphone knowledge
- Able to communicate in Mandarin, Teochew and Hokkien
Befriending and community engagement for female client with a physical disability. - New Upper Changi Road
- 1 year
- Monthly
- 1 to 2 volunteers
- 21 to 50 years old
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender a female client in her late teens. To befriend her and engage her meaningfully to help her enhance her social functioning. - Sembawang Close
- Fortnightly
- 1 volunteer
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in English
Befriender for a male client in his 40s. To encourage conversation on different topics while using his handphone to talk. The client uses his handphone as a conversation device (his AAC = Augmentative and Alternative communication System) - Virtual
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 18 and above
- Able to communicate in English & Mandarin
- Familiar use of technology (for videoconferencing, screen sharing for different activities.
Befriender for a male client in his 30s. To encourage conversation on different topics and engage him with story books. - Woodlands
- Monthly
- 1 or 2 volunteer(s)
- 21 and above
- Able to communicate in English
- Familiar use of technology (for videoconferencing, screen sharing for different activities.

Admin Support

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Looking for volunteers to support our backend work at our children programme in administrative matters such as research, data entry, email drafting and making of resources. - SPD@Bedok
- Regular/ Ad-hoc
- Physical/ Virtual
- 18 years old and above
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to work closely with SPD staff

Education and Training

There are currently no Education and Training volunteer opportunities at the moment. Please check back later. Thank you!

Outings & Events

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
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

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Classroom assistants needed! Assist our teachers in class through activities and maintaining safety and cleanliness of the classroom. - SPD@Bedok/ SPD@Tampines
- 1-2 days a week
- 6 months commitment
- 18 years old and above
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
Looking for a travel buddy to accompany our children to our EIPIC centres or back home. Caregivers often experience difficulties taking time off their work to bring their children to our centre in the middle of the day. Training and orientation will be provided. - SPD@Tampines
- 1-3 days a week
- 6 months to 1 year commitment
- 21 years old and above
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients
- Experienced with children