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

Please us or call at 6579 0708/6579 0799.

Volunteer Registration form

To sign up with us to be a volunteer, please click here.

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

Admin Support

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

Home-based befriending

Type of Help Sought Location, Frequency and Duration Requirements
Befriender for a client in her 50s to spend time with her at home or around the neighbourhood. Client requires at least two ladies to care for her as she has slight mental health issues. Ang Mo Kio 2-3 volunteers (ladies preferred)
Middle-aged
Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender for a client in her 50s. Volunteer needed to spend time with her and bring her out to cut hair and grocery shopping. Choa Chu Kang
One Saturday morning a month
Female volunteer between 30 to 45
Able to communicate in English
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 2-3 volunteers (at least 1 lady)
Age Range: 21 and above
Comfortable around pets
Able to communicate in English, Tamil or Malay
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
Age range: 21 and above
Able to converse in Mandarin
Befriender needed to teach client in his 40s basic life skills like e-mail, surfing the net, mobile applications via the iPad etc. Client has stroke. Dawson Road
Monthly
1 volunteer needed
Age Range: 20-50
Able to converse in English or Malay
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 area
Fortnightly, weekday afternoons
Female volunteer preferred
Between 30-50 years old
Secondary education
Able to communicate in English and Malay
Befriender for client with spinal cord injury. Engage client in social interaction, head out to shopping malls, coffee shops etc. Hougang Street 52 1-2 volunteers needed
21 years old and above
Able to communicate in English
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. Near Hougang Street 61
Monthly
1 volunteer needed
Age Range: Above 30
Able to communicate in Mandarin
Befriender needed for a malay 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 area
Fortnightly
2-3 volunteers
At least one female volunteer needed
Age range: 21 and above
Able to communicate in Malay
Befriender needed to spend time with elderly female at her home, engaging in social interaction to relieve boredom and depressive mood. Toa Payoh Female volunteers preferred
Aged 21 and above
Can converse in Cantonese or Mandarin
Befriender for a single Chinese lady in her mid-30s. She has severe cerebral palsy and speech impairment but is cognitively well-functioning. Woodlands
Fortnightly
Able to commit long term
2 to 3 volunteers needed
Aged 30 and above
Possess good communication skills in English
Befriender needed to interact and accompany elderly client and his wife. Yishun
Once a month
1 volunteer needed
Aged 30 and above
Possess good communication skills in Mandarin

Education and Training

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
To help take care of the children's individual needs
Jurong Age Range: 30-35 years old
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
Teachable and loves 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 befriend clients
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 befriend 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 befriend 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!