Volunteers play a critical role in the work of Children’s Society, providing support, guidance, and friendship to our beneficiaries. 

That is why our Community and Volunteer Relations (CVR) team has been organising events and initiatives, including training sessions, dedicated to better engaging both existing and potential volunteers. 

The team comprises Mr Fang Xinwei, Assistant Director/Head of Student Care @ Children’s Society, Volunteer Manager Ms Vivian Lin, and Volunteer Associate Ms Peng Hui. The three work closely with our service centres and community and corporate partners to roll out these activities.

Training sessions have been planned for both existing volunteers as well as members of the public who are interested to volunteer with Singapore Children’s Society (details below). 

There are many ways in which individual, community and corporate volunteers can contribute to the work of the Society. 

Our Homework Support Group at Student Care @ Children’s Society, for instance, is run by three groups of volunteers: students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Hwa Chong Institution, and staff members from DBS Bank. They help our children with their homework after school from Monday to Friday.

Helping hand with homework: NUS students with our child beneficiaries at Student Care @ Children’s Society 

Some organisations also choose to share insights that benefit our beneficiaries. 

Our community partner Bedok Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), for example, organised Zoom talks followed by Q&As for our youth members from VOX @ Children’s Society in August and December, raising awareness about common crimes that occur during school holidays.

More sessions are planned for the coming months. 

Safety awareness: The sharing sessions by Bedok NPC in August 2020 

There are many upsides to volunteering, says Ms Lin. 

“As the saying by Helen Keller goes, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Volunteering gives volunteers the opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives, and to their own. They also meet people with similar interests, and from all walks of life,” she says. 

Join us as a volunteer and to help us fulfil our mission of bringing relief and happiness to children in need.

For more on volunteering with us, visit our FAQs page

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