Opportunities in Toa Payoh

Befriender

Calvary Community Care

Volunteer Role Description

  • Visit the senior (in pairs) ideally once a week for 1 to 1.5 hours each visit. The visitation day and time depends on the senior and volunteer. 

  • Engages the senior in conversation, games or simple exercise Optional to bringing seniors for medical appointments, etc.

  • Building a meaningful relationship with the seniors, increasing C3's reach to socially isolated seniors in need of social and emotional support.

Volunteer Specifications

  • 20 years old and above 

  • Mature and responsible 

  • Chinese speaking, dialect proficiency is a plus 

  • Female preferred - because we have a higher proportion of female seniors

  • Able to commit weekly (1.5h each session)

  • Minimum commitment of 1 year

  • Attire Required: C3 Volunteer shirt and jeans

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays, Weekends

Toa Payoh/ Potong Pasir/Joo Seng

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20 Volunteers Needed

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Cheryl Yeo Contact: 97690556 Email: cherylyeo@calvary.sg

Befriender (CCSS - Active Ageing)

Care Corner Singapore

Volunteer Role Description


  • Volunteer to engage seniors via 2 face-to-face interaction and 2 phone calls per month minimally to prevent social isolation, monitor senior's well-being, and provide socioemotional support.

  • Exact dates/times of volunteer to be decided and agreed by both the staff in-charge and the volunteer. However, to promote familiarity and bonding between the senior and volunteer, volunteers are expected to at least commit regularly (once per fortnight)

    Toa Payoh AAC TP5/TP62B/TP106/TP131/TP149/TP170/TP261A
    Centres operate Monday to Friday, 0900hrs to 1800hrs
    Centres operate on Saturdays, 0900hrs to 1300hrs

Volunteer Specifications
- Able to converse well with seniors in Mandarin (preferred) or English and preferably in 1 other local dialect.
- Experience in senior befriending is a bonus, but not necessary as guidance will be provided.
- Be patient, polite, sensitive and respectful to the needs of seniors, and be able to discern appropriate conversation topics.
- Able to complete online feedback form within 24 hours after engagement with senior (applicable for phone/off-site befriending)
- Proactive, responsible and accountable for other minor tasks assigned.
- Preferably 18 years old and above (Students, Working Adults, Retirees, Seniors)
- No specific gender

- Strict adherence to the current COVID-19 precautionary measures.
- Should the volunteer be unwell or receive text messages from MOH regarding their close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, the volunteer will have to inform the staff-in-charge and not proceed on to volunteer until he/she is cleared.
- Able to commit for a minimum of 3-month period.

Regular (3 months)

Weekdays, Weekends (1h per session)

Toa Payoh

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30 Volunteers Needed

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Rachel Tan Contact: 80284706 Email: racheltan@carecorner.org.sg

Befriender (CCSS - Community Health)

Care Corner Singapore

Volunteer Role Description

  • Volunteer to engage seniors via face-to-face interaction to prevent social isolation, monitor senior's well-being, and provide socioemotional support.

  • Exact dates of volunteering to be decided and agreed by both the staff in-charge and the volunteer. However, to promote familiarity and bonding between the senior and volunteer, volunteers are expected to at least commit regularly (once/twice per week).

    Please see below for the various Community Health centres in Toa Payoh and their corresponding timings for befrienders:

    Social Day Care @ 235 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
    Monday to Friday, 0900hrs to 1530hrs

    Senior Care Centre @ 131 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
    Monday to Friday, 0900hrs to 1800hrs

    Senior Care Centre @ 261A Toa Payoh East
    Monday to Friday, 0900hrs to 1600hrs

Volunteer Specifications

  • Able to converse well with seniors in Mandarin (preferred) and English and preferably in 1 other local dialect.

  • Experience in senior befriending is a bonus, but not necessary as guidance will be provided.

  • Be patient, polite, sensitive and respectful to the needs of seniors, and be able to discern appropriate conversation topics

  • Proactive, responsible and accountable for other minor tasks assigned.

  • Preferably 18 years old and above (Students, Working Adults, Retirees, Seniors)

  • No specific gender

  • Strict adherence to the current COVID-19 precautionary measures.

  • Should the volunteer be unwell or receive text messages from MOH regarding their close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, the volunteer will have to inform the staff-in-charge and not proceed on to volunteer until he/she is cleared.

  • Able to commit for a minimum of 3-month period.

Regular (3 months)

Weekdays, Weekends

Toa Payoh

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20 Volunteers Needed

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Rachel Tan Contact: 80284706 Email: racheltan@carecorner.org.sg

Boccia Ramp Assistant

Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)

Volunteer Role Description

  • Responsibilities / Assignments: help position the ramp and ball according to the player’s instructions.

  • Attire Required: sports attire

  • Town/Region(s) of Service: Bishan

  • Value added service beyond centre's existing scope

Volunteer Specifications

  • Able to commit every Wednesday from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

  • Boccia sessions will be conducted in MDAS.

  • Trainings will be provided upon confirmation

  • English Proficiency

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays

Toa Payoh

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8 Volunteers Needed

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Chloe Chu
Contact: 62596933 / 98287894
Email: projects@mdas.org.sg

Comlink Volunteer

Social Service Office @ Toa Payoh

Volunteer Role Description

  • To build good rapport with rental household and concurrently conduct needs assessment interview to  understand the needs of rental household for curation of future assistance programme.

  • Disbursement of vouchers and signing of consent & acknowledgement forms at the household when physical  session is possible.  

  • Befriending rental household to encourage them to be involved in planned focus group discussion (FGD) and ComLink community programme.

  • With volunteers' support and wider outreach to ComLink families, the needs analysis and Focus Group Discussions could be completed within the specified timeline and assistance programmes could be introduced in a timely manner. The rental households would also benefit with having a group of dedicated befrienders that could journey with them and provide constant  support to participate in positive interventions.

Volunteer Specifications

  • 21 years old and above 

  • Mobile and are able to carry out activities (e.g. home visits) without affecting any past or existing injuries and/or illnesses 

  • Proficient in English and at least one other Mother Tongue (Malay, Mandarin, Tamil or dialects); knowledge in any of the South East Asian languages is a plus factor due to the profile of some of our residents 

  • Have a keen passion in serving and uplifting the lives of individuals and/or families in need. 

  • Volunteers would need to attend at least 2 training sessions to be equipped with basic knowledge on ComLink and the programmes.

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays, Weekends

Toa Payoh

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100 Volunteers Needed

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Gracia Sun
Contact: 97973750
Email: Gracia_SUN@msf.gov.sg

Home Refurbishment (Programme and Event Support)

Central Singapore Community Development Council (CS CDC)

Volunteer Role Description:

  • Creating a healthier, safer and cleaner living environment for disadventaged seniors through Home Refurbishment - cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, etc.

  • Location is within Central Singapore district (office location: HDB Hub BizThree, 490 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #07-12 S310490).

Volunteer Specifications

  • Groups of 25 volunteers

  • At least 17 years old & above

  • Team player

  • Comfortable to be around seniors

Project Basis

Weekdays or Weekends (1 full day from 9am - 5pm)

Toa Payoh

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25 Volunteers Needed (in groups of 5)

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Benjamin
Contact: 9145 0692
Email: Benjamin_CHEONG@pa.gov.sg

Neighbour Cares

Volunteer Centre @ Toa Payoh

Volunteer Role Description

  • To eyeball isolated seniors and ensure their safety (5 units on a weekly or fortnightly basis)

  • Report findings and observations after each home visit using a simple form

(*Due to current Safe Management Measures, the format and frequency of volunteering may be affected. You will be informed by the relevant staff in charge.)

Volunteer Specifications

  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with seniors

  • Has volunteering experience in engaging seniors in a community setting

  • Preferably stays near or in Toa Payoh

Able to commit once a week (Subject to volunteer's availability)
Able to commit for training session

Weekdays
Weekends

Toa Payoh

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Any No. of Volunteers

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Cheong Jun Jie
Contact: 9113 6083
Email: cheongjunjie@carecorner.org.sg

Physiotherapy Volunteer (Programme Support)

Parkinson Society Singapore

Volunteer Role Description

  • To assist in measuring blood pressure (BP) for Parkinson patients (before & after exercise class). Volunteers will be trained to possess knowledge & assist.

  • To assist & ensure Parkinson patients exercise correctly during class

  • To assist Physiotherapist (PT) & Physiotherapy Assistant (TA) in retrieving/keeping exercise equipment before & after each class

  • To assist PT / TA in carrying out specific tasks such as but not limited to:

  • Attend to & monitor 1 or more members exercising on gym machines

  • In charge of conducting 1 circuit exercise station as prescribed by PT / TA

  • To carry out wipedown procedure after each class (chairs, equipment, BP machines, gym machines etc.)

  • Centre location: Blk 191 Bishan Street 13, #01-415 Singapore 570191


Impact of the role 

  • There is currently no cure for those with Parkinson, but engaging in regular exercise and doing it safely has shown to ease symptoms and enhance their quality of life. Thus we want to raise more awareness and educate others about Parkinson by supporting our local Parkinson community holistically in their journey with Parkinson; and our volunteers will provide them with the help and support they need, especially in a safer environment.

  • We hope to also establish a social and community network of support for Parkinson patients and their caregivers.


Volunteer Specifications

  • Mature and have a heart to serve the patients. Friendly disposition.

  • Physically fit with no major back or knee injury. He/she is required at times to be able to support elderly in walking and exercises. 

  • Attire required: Volunteers can wear their own clothes suitable for exercise movements, and are required to wear long pants for easier movement during exercises. 



Regular (>3 months) At least 1 hour a week for 6 months

Weekdays

Toa Payoh / Bishan

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5 Volunteers needed

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David Wong
Contact: 9383 5633
Email: david@parkinson.org.sg

Roving Guide

National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP)

Volunteer Role Description

  • Support & guide patients to build up their digital literacy in the polyclinic / healthcare environment (e.g. use of self-help kiosks, telemedicine, healthhub). 

  • Assist patients in navigate the appointment journey (e.g. wayfinding)

  • Assist in answering any general enquires, move around proactively look out for anyone in need of help 

  • Assist in social distancing measures, crowd control

  • Reduction in starff workload, increase in outreach & value added service beyond centre's exisiting scope. 

  • Educate patients, especially the elderly, to build their confidence in using technololgy such as self-help kiosks, telemedicine and health hub mobile app.

Volunteer Specifications & Additional Information

  • Billingual (Spoken English and another language or dialect), relevant training will be provided. 

  • Age 17 years old and above (below 60) 

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID - 19

  • Attire Required: Volunteer tee will be provided 

  • Town/Region(s) of Service: Toa Payoh / Woodlands

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays, Weekends

Toa Payoh

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Mak Hui Min Contact: 6496 6767 Email: volunteer@nhgp.com.sg

Vulnerable in Community (VIC) Befriender

Central Singapore Community Development Council (CS CDC)

Volunteer Role Description

  • Support Heartwarmers and Central Singapore CDC's efforts in befriending the Vulnerable in Community (VICs) in Toa Payoh East division at the Friday Weekly giveaway session. These VICs include Cardboard Collectors, Tissue Paper Sellers and also Peddlers.

Volunteer Specifications

  • 21 years old and above who is committed to help on a regular basis every Friday afternoon, 4pm to 6pm.

  • Volunteers who can speak mandarin and/or dialect(s) will be preferred.

  • Slightly tech-savvy will be preferred as volunteers will need to help with the filling of FormSG.

Weekday (Fridays)

Toa Payoh

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5 Volunteers Needed

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Wee Peng Yu
Contact: 97653953
Email: wee_peng_yu@pa.gov.sg

Youth Befriender

Calvary Community Care

Volunteer Role Description

  • Befriend and converse with youths 

  • Coordinate or conduct activity (badminton, basketball or other games that volunteers are keen to run) 

  • Academic Coaching 

  • Ensure the safety of youths during conduct of activity

  • Building supportive relationships for youths which is what some of the youths lack.

Volunteer Specifications

  • 20 years old and above 

  • Mature and able to be a good role model to youths 

  • Passionate to connect with youths and find ways to build on their strengths

  • Attire Required: C3 Volunteer shirt and jeans

  • Minimum commitment of 6 months

  • Able to commit weekly (3h per session)

Regular (>3 months)

Weekdays

Toa Payoh/ Potong Pasir

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10 Volunteers Needed

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Cheryl Yeo Contact: 97690556 Email: cherylyeo@calvary.sg