Volunteer organizations through the help of volunteers offer crucial support during crisis periods as well as times of peace. Also, some of these nonprofits wouldn’t be able to preserve their operations without the help of volunteers. In this article, we will consider some of the most outstanding volunteer organizations in Singapore.
- Through the assistance of donors and volunteers, the Singapore Children’s Society has provided support to at least 21,559 children, youths, and families in need.
- Food Bank Singapore sources and rescues more than 800,000 kilograms of food annually.
- The SG Cares movement was officially launched in 2017 as a national movement that seeks to guide and support the goodwill of Singaporean citizens.
What are the top volunteer organizations in Singapore?
Volunteerism doesn’t just offer benefits to organizations and communities. It also benefits the volunteers themselves. Here are the top five nonprofit organizations that accept the support of volunteers in Singapore.
Aidha provides support to migrant domestic workers and low-income Singaporean women. The organization empowers these women to achieve economic independence through financial education, wealth creation, and entrepreneurship. Aidha, through the help of volunteers drawn from all walks of life, provides mentorship support, campus management support as well as fundraising and research assistance. Currently, the organization has over 500 students enrolled in its programs. Aidha is an award-winning charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
2. Food Bank Singapore (FBSG)
Food Bank Singapore seeks to end all forms of food insecurity in Singapore. Hence, the organization gathers donated foods from farms, retail stores, manufacturers, restaurants, and distributors which would otherwise be wasted. These items are then supplied to those in need through its membership beneficiary network. This includes specific types of homes, Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWO), family service centers, and soup kitchens, among others. By and large, FBSG sources more than 800,000 kilograms of food annually.
3. SG Cares
The SG Cares movement was officially launched in 2017 as a national movement that seeks to guide and support the goodwill of Singaporean citizens. Through its daily acts of kindness and volunteering initiatives, the organization continues to impact the lives of those in need. The SG Cares network comprises social service organizations, companies, grassroots agencies, and schools. The organization welcomes volunteers across the country to assist in active volunteerism and ground-up efforts.
4. Food From the Heart
Food From the Heart is a nonprofit organization that provides food to the needy through its food distribution program. With the help of volunteers, the organization is able to channel surplus food from bakeries to those in need. Food From The Heart began in 2003 with 120 volunteers. Currently, the organization has over 10,000 volunteers. In 2021, the nonprofit reached over 59,500 beneficiaries across the country.
5. Singapore Children’s Society
Singapore Children’s Society works to protect and nurture children as well as youths in the country. The organization was established in 1952 and operates more than ten service centers across the island. Through the assistance of donors and volunteers, the Singapore Children’s Society has provided support to 21,559 children, youths, and families in need. Also, through its award program, the organization honors and celebrates the contributions and commitment of volunteers and donors.
Volunteering is one great way to make a positive impact in our communities and even across the globe. Also, volunteer organizations have become effective channels to reach marginalized communities and regions. Everyone can benefit from volunteering as thousands of institutions and organizations in Singapore welcome the support and assistance of skilled volunteers.
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