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!

Volunteer Opportunities with NTUC Health

NTUC Health offers a variety of volunteer opportunities across our different services. These opportunities are listed below by programme, skills and locations to provide volunteers the choice to serve, depending on their interests or preference.

By Programme

NTUC Health offers volunteers the opportunity to serve in different programmes and services. Be it home visits, or centre-based volunteering activities, they can play an important part in providing care, support and a listening ear to our seniors.

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 visit seniors regularly at their homes, providing emotional support by lending them a friendly listening ear and helping hand. As seniors tend to neglect their medication, CAN Carers also perform the important task of monitoring and reminding them to take their medications. At NTUC Health, CAN Carers support seniors in Bukit Merah and Jurong West neighbourhoods.

Community Befriending Programme (CBP)

Community Befrienders visit vulnerable seniors regularly at their homes, taking note of their needs so that referrals can be directed to relevant support agencies where necessary. The Community Befriending Programme is an initiative by the Ministry of Health. NTUC Health operates the CBP in the following 11 constituencies: Ayer Rajah, Bukit Batok, Henderson-Dawson, Jurong Central, Jurong Spring, Marsiling, Nanyang, Queenstown, Radin Mas, Taman Jurong and Whampoa.

Centre-Based Volunteering

NTUC Health Nursing Home, SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Silver Circle Senior Care Centres, SilverCOVE Senior Wellness Centre and NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub welcome individuals and external organisations to engage our clients through a variety of interactive activities. Through regular engagement, clients feel a sense of belonging to the community. Outings and activities also help to maintain their mental and emotional health.

By Skills

We believe that volunteers bring with them a set of unique talents and skill sets that can benefit our seniors in many different ways. We welcome volunteers who can contribute in any of the following ways:

  • Assist clients during meals
  • 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)
  • 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

Training will be provided for the following:

  • Assist with basic medical / nursing care
  • Escort seniors for medical appointments
  • Communicate with seniors on preparation of Advance Care Planning

By Location

Our centres, nursing homes and programmes are located island-wide. If you are looking for a place near home where you can volunteer during your spare time, here is the list of locations to choose from:

  • Admiralty
  • Ayer Rajah
  • Boon Lay
  • Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Merah
  • Chai Chee
  • Dakota Crescent
  • Fengshan
  • Geylang East
  • Henderson
  • Hougang
  • Jurong Central
  • Jurong Spring
  • Jurong West
  • Lengkok Bahru
  • Marsiling
  • Nanyang
  • Pasir Ris
  • Punggol South
  • Queenstown
  • Radin Mas
  • Redhill
  • Serangoon
  • Taman Jurong
  • Telok Blangah
  • Toa Payoh
  • Whampoa

Join us as a volunteer

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:

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



If you are unsure of how or where you can volunteer, contact us at 6590 4414 or volunteer@ntuchealth.sg, and we will match your interests, skills sets and availability to find the best fit for you!