If you have some time to spare, whether it's a couple of hours a week, a day, a week or something more permanent, there are many diverse volunteering opportunities. Giving something back to the society in which we live can be extremely rewarding and many of our members find this adds to their overall Singapore experience. There are opportunities to help both within local Singapore charities and within the British Association itself.
Currently, the British Association raises funds for The Haven, SACS Family Care Centre, Breadline Group and Assissi Hospice. Each of these organisations, plus Riding for the Disabled, provides areas for volunteer work depending on your skills, interests and inclinations. Why not contact them using the details below and find out how you can make a difference?
RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
RDA is a charity that provides a unique form of exercise to meet the needs of the physically and intellectually disabled of Singapore. Volunteers are required to act as 'sidewalkers’ and leaders to assist the riders in the training arena. Full instruction is given and previous knowledge of working with horses or the disabled is not necessary. Please contact email@example.com - contacts are Samantha, Florence and Amy.
Assisi offer a palliative care programme for children and adults suffering from cancer and other life limiting conditions. Volunteers are needed to work with the inpatients in the day centre, with exercise, general help and outings. They also require anyone skilled in massage or other therapies.
Please contact Siew Hong TEO at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HAVEN A Salvation Army home for children of all ages who are temporarily unable to live at home for financial, legal or other reasons. Volunteers are needed for reading, crafts and cooking with the children in the afternoons after school. Please contact Janis Khoo on 6775 0366 or email janis_khoo@SMM.salvationarmy.org
BREADLINE Breadline is a community service body which supports around 200 families recommended by social services and to whom financial support is given. Volunteers are required to visit families at home, build up a relationship and distribute the funds. Please contact Richard Lim. Phone 62584686 or 96529207 or email email@example.com
DAYSPRING This Centre is dedicated to help treat and bring hope to teen girls who have suffered the trauma of repeated abuse. It is the first of its kind in Singapore and is unique for its small group home concept where each residential intake is limited to 12 girls. They are looking for relief carers, coaching life-skills, 'befrienders' as 'family role models, help with homework and help to organise excursions and outings for the residents.
Please contact Sharon Betts on firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Kim Lang Khalil - Director on 62768002 or email@example.com
You can also click here to find the BA charities co-ordinator on the BA contact list.
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