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 spend time with her at home or in the neighbourhood, help with her grocery shopping needs. - Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
- Every Sunday
- 2-3 volunteers (female preferred)
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
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. - Bukit Batok
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer needed
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender to talk to and bring client to neighbouring coffeeshop. - Bukit Merah
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer needed
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for elderly client with hip fracture and high fall risk in his 80s, to spend time with him at home, and go to nearby places for fresh air, engage in social interaction with visits and phone calls. - Chai Chee
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin and Hakka
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 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 needed for an elderly client and his daughter. Client is physically frail while daughter has mild cognitive impairment due to a childhood brain injury. Father and daughter require social interaction and emotional support. - Potong Pasir
- Fortnightly
- 2-3 volunteers
- At least one female volunteer needed
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Malay
Befriender for a client in his 70s. To chat and keep him company, bring him to nearby public facilities (park, fitness corner, coffee shop). - Potong Pasir
-Weekends preferred
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Malay or English
Home-based befriending - Teban Gardens
- Monthly
- 1 volunteer
- 30 years and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befrienders for a client via phone calls or visits. Volunteer needed to chat regularly with her. - Toa Payoh Lor 5
-Fornightly
- 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 a client in her 70s. To chat and keep her company, bring her around her neighbourhood. - Toa Payoh Lorong 7
- Weekends preferred
- 1-2 volunteers (ladies preferred)
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin or Teochew
Befriender for an elderly male client. To visit him at home and chat over the phone with him. To also interact with his daughter and helper to relieve caregiver stress. - Toa Payoh Lor 8
- Fortnightly
- 1-2 volunteers
- 21 years old and above
- Able to communicate in Mandarin
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

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
To call schools and companies to find out interest in participating in the SPD Charity Hongbao 2020. - SPD Ability Centre in Tiong Bahru - 2 volunteers
- 15 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
Conduct school talks on disability awareness for preschool children. Training and talk materials will be provided. Transport reimbursements will be provided by SPD. - North, South, East, West and Central
- Available on weekdays.
- Able to commit to deliver a minimum of 5 talks over 2 months
- 10 volunteers
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with children.
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!