Here’s the easiest way for you to begin your volunteering journey, no matter your interest or passion.
Is giving back on your 2020 resolutions list? If you’re blaming your hectic schedule for the lack of time to find a suitable volunteering activity, or you’re lamenting your lack of expertise to lend a helping hand, we’ve got good news. With the SG Cares app, anyone can be a volunteer at their own time and pace. There’s no better way to find a suitable time slot than with this app that lets you view all the available opportunities with the tap of a finger.
As for the causes, you can select whichever suits your fancy or make a beeline for what you’re passionate about. To make it easier for you, we’ve shortlisted our top three beginner-friendly picks, so take a look through and pick one to donate your time and effort to!
For the outgoing soul
Volunteering doesn’t necessarily require technical skills or extensive training. Sometimes, all you need is to bring your most chatty and friendly self to the table and let your outgoing nature make that connection. Participate in a programme at a community hospital for the elderly and see for yourself just how impactful simple companionship can be. Trust us, the simple act of chatting, playing bingo and singing songs with patients can be an incredibly valuable experience for them.
For the animal lovers
If you adore everything from furry friends to little critters, animal-related volunteering opportunities are right up your alley. Can’t resist cuddling a good doggo? Celebrate and raise money for guide dogs during International Guide Dogs Day. Or, be a conservation ambassador at Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where you can do your part for wildlife while providing meaningful experiences for park guests at the same time.
For those with a heart for kids
Do kids make you happy? If so, engaging with little ones would be perfect for you! Children’s outreach or enrichment workshops are great opportunities for you to give back by having fun baking, making arts and crafts or participating in sports activities with the kids. Alternatively, be a volunteer tutor or befriender at a kids’ after school care service to help them out with their learning.
Want to lend a hand? Simply download the SG Cares app and search through all the opportunities for ideas on how you can give back to the community!
This post is in partnership with the SG Cares Movement.