5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones

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Volunteering may sound daunting to some but you don’t have to perform great feats, small acts of kindness are enough to change someone’s life.

By volunteering a little bit of your time for different causes together with your little ones, you will not only bond with them but the opportunity will also teach them the impacts of being charitable, after all, “the heart that gives, gathers” (Tao Te Ching).

There are so many places you can volunteer at, here are some of them.

1. Food Bank Juniors Club

5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones - Food Bank Juniors Club

The Food Bank aims to reduce food wastage by collecting excess food from various donors and redistributing it to Family Service Centres, Senior Activity Centres, Soup kitchens, Schools with children from low-income families, and other Voluntary Welfare Organizations.

Little ones, between the ages of 5 and 12, can sign up for Food Bank Juniors Club where they will learn the importance of reducing food wastage and that the food they eat every day is not to be taken for granted by getting involved in various hands on activities, excursions as well as by helping out at the warehouse.

You can also make food donations by dropping them off at selected locations or monetary donations by contributing to the Joy In Every Bundle Campaign. Find out more about it here.

Sign up: Foodbank Juniors Club

Photo credits The Food Bank Singapore


2. The Soup Kitchen Project

5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones - The Soup Kitchen Project

Since the start of The Soup Kitchen Project, it has filled the stomachs of hundreds. Every Monday, people from all over Singapore come together to donate their time to pack and deliver vegetarian meals to lower-income people Jalan Besar/Lavender Street area.

Spend a meaningful evening with your little ones by bringing them down to lend a hand in The Soup Kitchen Project.

Sign up: SMS volunteer co-ordinator at 9849 6491

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Soup Kitchen

3. The Green Volunteers

5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones - The Green Volunteers

The Green Volunteers actively work towards environmental conservation through projects such as mangrove clean-ups and reforestation. If you and your little ones love all things nature or simply want to do your part for a greener landscape, and don’t mind getting dirty, then you might want to join in their efforts.

Sign up: Contact 6337 6062 or info@gvn.com.sg

For more information, click here.

Photo credits The Green Volunteers

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4. Trash Hero Singapore

5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones - Trash Hero Singapore

The road to a sustainable environment is by keeping our space clean and by reducing our waste. Slather on some sunscreen and arm yourselves with gloves and garbage bags and take part in the Trash Hero Singapore clean up sessions held around Singapore with your little ones to contribute towards a cleaner Singapore.

Sign up: Keep updated at Trash Hero Singapore

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Trash Hero Singapore

5. Lions Befrienders

5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore with Your Little Ones - Lion Befrienders

More often than not, older people may feel pushed aside and alone. Lions Befrienders is here to ensure that our elderly do not feel lonely by connecting with them, keeping them socially involved and by providing them with the support they need.

Volunteer with your little ones to befriend a senior, listen and converse with them, some of their stories may just amaze you! While it may not seem much, you can brighten up a person’s day simply by keeping them company.

Sign up: Lions Befrienders

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Lions Befrienders


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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