If you’ve been thinking of a meaningful way to give back, or simply looking to make some new friends while doing some good, we welcome you to volunteer your spare hours to help bring a smile to our seniors.

Volunteering with us is more than just time and effort spent. It is touching the lives of our seniors, upholding their dignity and providing a lifeline to those who are most vulnerable.

With your dedicated help, NTUC Health can continue to offer aid and support to the seniors in our community.

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How can you contribute?

As with your big hearted predecessors, you will be bringing much needed cheer to our nursing home residents and seniors at our activity and day care centres. You will also have the opportunity to empower our seniors by conducting classes and outings. Help us create an inclusive society by befriending neighbours in the community who need may medication reminders or simply a listening ear.


Invitation to Join us

We warmly welcome all volunteers as an individual or as a part of group. Corporate organizations exploring a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project are also invited to sign up with us. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated regardless of experience, background and skills.

Begin your volunteering journey today with diverse roles like activity coordination, hairdressing, home visiting, or simply befriend a senior.

About the Role

To facilitate activities for seniors that encourage healthy community living, socialisation and education.

  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct activities (e.g. Art & Craft, movie screening, games and festive celebrations, classes and workshops)
  • Set up activity venues and serve meals to seniors
  • Ensure their safety during activity

Suitable Skills

  • Ability to speak the Mother Tongue and one dialect.
  • Have a specialised skill/interest e.g. Karaoke, Exercise, Art and Craft
  • Preferably able to provide equipment for activity

About the Role

To conduct regular home visits to vulnerable and home-bound seniors to ensure their wellbeing. Orientation and training will be provided.

  • Provide emotional support and regular companionship
  • Create bonds with seniors to encourage social ties and engage with their community
  • Take note of their needs and provide feedback to volunteer coordinator

Suitable Skills

  • Ability to speak in English, Mother Tongue, and one dialect
  • Ability to write and read simple English
  • Friendly, good listening and communication skills, caring nature

About the Role

To assist in the planning and execution of social outings and events.

  • Ensure the safety of seniors during event
  • Assist in conducting activities at places of interest (e.g. Zoo, Gardens by the Bay)
  • Provide or facilitate transport for seniors from their homes
  • Engage and befriend seniors with lively conversation

Suitable Skills

  • Ability to speak in Mother Tongue, and one dialect

About the Role

To accompany senior residents for visits to the doctor.

  • Escort residents for medical check-ups
  • Pay attention to the instructions given by doctors and assist in compliance
  • Interact with residents to put them at ease and brighten their day

Suitable Skills

  • Comfortable with handling wheelchair bound seniors.
  • Ability to speak in English, Mother Tongue, and one dialect

About the Role

Perform hairdressing for seniors.

  • Duties include trimming, setting, braiding and washing hair

Suitable Skills

  • Comfortable with handling wheelchair bound seniors.
  • Ability to speak in English, Mother Tongue, and one dialect

About the Role

To assist in daily sanitation of our senior centres.

  • Carry out simple cleaning of equipment, festival decorations, fans, etc
  • Handle renovation preparations
  • Assist in moving furniture

Suitable Skills

  • Have experience in domestic household chores
  • Physically fit and able to carry heavy  objects (5-10kg)


Join us as a volunteer

To register as a volunteer, please fill in the Volunteer (Individual/ Group) Registration Form below:

For Individual Volunteers:

Volunteer Registration Form »

For Group or Corporate Volunteers:

Group Volunteer Registration Form »

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


Have questions? If you are unsure of how or where you can volunteer, fill out the form below or contact us at 6590 4414, and we will match your interests, skills sets and availability to find the best fit for you!


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