If you ask yourself the question ‘where can I volunteer in Singapore?’, you’ve come to the right place. Now Singapore doesn’t exactly have any strong structures set in place for volunteering or offering to lend a hand but we thought we’d make a nice concise list so you can do your part to help the environment and the animals.
For the animal lovers
1. Action for Singapore Dogs
“Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) is a non-profit organisation with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore. ASD aims to fulfil its mission through various activities and programs including rescuing, fostering and re-homing of stray and abandoned dogs, advocating sterilisation to control the stray population, heightening public awareness of the responsibilities involved in pet ownership and highlighting the virtues of our local dogs.”
If you’re looking to volunteer why not add a new dog to the family and adopt! The options are endless though and you can help out by fund raising, publicity and website maintenance. They have a complete list and how to apply on their site.
2. Cat Welfare Society
“The Cat Welfare Society is a charity whose aim is to improve the welfare of community (feral) cats in Singapore. Their aim is to: promote tolerance, kindness and respect towards cats and other living creatures; promote sterilisation as opposed to culling of cats; promote responsible pet ownership and responsible management of community cats; and increase awareness of the state of cats living in the streets of Singapore and stop ignorance through education.”
Here, they accept management role volunteers. coordinator volunteers and even student volunteers so you can be sure there’s something for everyone.
3. Causes for Animals Singapore
“Causes for Animals (Singapore) is an animal welfare charity set up to support the needs of local animal welfare in Singapore. It employs programs and policies to promote best practice, ethical, sustainable and compassionate treatment of animals.”
There are loads of opportunities here, take your pick from being a photographer to an event manager. There’s no excuse not to help out and I’m sure you have some knowledge in one of the roles!
If you love all things green and natural
1. WWF Singapore
“WWF Singapore initiates outreach, educational and fundraising activities for Asia Pacific conservation works through close collaboration with corporations and the Singapore community.”
If you’re looking to volunteer in Singapore your best bet is to contact them and find out what opportunities are available. Alternatively, you can do your own fundraising efforts to help the charities cause.
2. Nature Society Singapore
“The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. They organise nature appreciation activities; conduct conservation projects and surveys; collaborate with schools and community groups to promote nature appreciation and education; and campaign for the protection of natural habitats.”
If you like getting your hands dirty then this one’s for you. With clean ups and marsh maintenance, do your best to lend a hand!
3. Waterways Watch Society
“The Waterways Watch Society (WWS) is a volunteer group that brings like-minded people together to monitor, restore and protect the aesthetics of our waterways. WWS initiates and organises on-going activities aimed at educating the public on the importance of keeping the waterways clean.”
Help look after our water ways by volunteering for certain camps, all the information can be found on their site.