Over the years, NTUC Health has been able to count on the dedication and support of all our volunteers to partner with us in the meaningful work of bringing happiness to seniors. Our volunteers, young and old, come from all walks of life to bring cheer to our day care clients, nursing home residents, members of our senior activity centres, or neighbours in the community who need medication reminders or simply a listening ear.

Whether you are 18 or 80, an individual passionate to serve seniors, or a corporate organisation exploring a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, we welcome you to be part of our NTUC Health family by signing up as a volunteer!

How you can volunteer

  • Assist clients during meals
  • Assist with basic medical / nursing care*
  • Befriend seniors
  • Carry out Table-Top Activities (card games, mahjong)
  • Cook / Bake / Prepare meals for seniors
  • Conduct art & craft sessions (painting, drawing, handicraft)
  • Conduct classes or workshops (Language, dialects, cooking, life story scrapbooking)
  • Escort seniors for medical appointments*
  • Facilitate communication with seniors on preparation of Advance Care Planning*
  • Gardening
  • Grooming (Haircut, pedicure, manicure)
  • Housekeeping / Flat-cleaning
  • Organise game sessions / competitions (Rummy O)
  • Music therapy (Percussion, instrumental)
  • Organise Events (Sing-along sessions, karaoke competitions, celebrations, etc)
  • Organise Outings
  • Teach simple exercises

*Specific training will be provided

Where you can volunteer

The Caring Assistance from Neighbours (CAN) Programme

The Caring Assistance from Neighbours (CAN) Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Agency of Integrated Care which aims to empower neighbours in the community to assist vulnerable seniors. Volunteers known as CAN Carers support NTUC Health Cluster Support by visiting the seniors regularly at their homes, providing emotional support by lending them a friendly listening ear and helping hand. With medication non-compliance as a key concern for seniors, CAN Carers also perform the important task of monitoring and reminding them to take their medications.

Locations: Bukit Merah, Jurong West

Community Befriending Programme (CBP)

In 2014, NTUC Health commenced this joint initiative with the Ministry of Health with 2 pilot sites in Taman Jurong and Bukit Batok. By 2016, the programme expanded into 6 more constituencies. Community Befrienders provide support to vulnerable seniors by visiting them regularly at their homes, taking note of their needs so that referrals can be directed to relevant support agencies.

Locations: Bukit Batok, Lengkok Bahru, Henderson, Marsiling, Redhill, Telok Blangah, Taman Jurong, Whampoa

NTUC Health Nursing Homes

NTUC Health Nursing Homes welcome external organisations, interest groups and volunteers to engage our residents through a variety of entertainment programmes and activities regularly. Through new and interesting experiences as well as frequent interaction with volunteers, residents’ lives are enriched as they get a continued sense of belonging to the community, which is beneficial for their mental and emotional health.

Locations: Chai Chee, Geylang East, Jurong West

SilverACE Senior Activity Centres

Across our 7 SilverACE Senior Activity Centres, which serve as club houses of sorts for vulnerable seniors in the neighbourhood, volunteers support Centre staff to organise social and wellness activities such as exercise sessions, talks on healthy living, cooking classes, and even outings for the seniors.

Locations: Bukit Merah, Henderson, Lengkok Bahru, Redhill, Taman Jurong, Telok Blangah, Whampoa

Silver Circle Day/Senior Care Centres

Individuals and group volunteers from kindergartens to external organisations engage our clients in Silver Circle Day/ Senior Care Centres by by conducting a variety of activities that seniors enjoy. The activities include art and crafts, performances, simple games and befriending. Volunteers also support Centre staff by assisting seniors around the centres, during meal times, and guiding them to do exercises.

Locations: Chai Chee, Ci Yuan, Dakota Crescent, Fengshan, Geylang East, Henderson, Jurong Central, Jurong West, Marsiling, Pasir Ris, Punggol South, Serangoon Central, Taman Jurong, Toa Payoh

Join us as a volunteer

We have diverse roles and functions, as well as flexible time frames for volunteers who are passionate about serving the community. Not sure where you can volunteer? Contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@ntuchealth.sg, and we will match your interests and skills sets to find the best fit for you!

To register as a volunteer, download and complete a Volunteer / Group Registration Form below:

Please send the completed form to the Manager, Volunteer Engagement, through one of the following channels:

Via Post:
NTUC Health Co-operative Limited
55 Ubi Avenue 1 #08-01
Singapore 408935

Via Fax: 6590 4389
Via Email: volunteer@ntuchealth.sg

NTUC Health respectfully reserves the right to decline the volunteering request if there are operational constraints on our part or a mismatch of objectives.