Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play an important role in supporting and delivering our programmes and services.  We welcome all, including our beneficiaries and corporates, to join our pool of volunteers to reach out a helping hand to families and individuals in need.

Our volunteering programmes


Timing and Location

Requirements of Volunteers

Responsibilities of Volunteers

Supervised Homework Group

  • 8 Centres *
  • 3 hours every Saturday afternoon
  • 17 – 35 years old
  • Preferably with GCE ‘A’ level or tertiary education
  • Able to guide P4 to P6 students in their English and Maths subjects
  • Able to commit weekly, for at least one year
  • Mature, independent, positive and dedicated
  • Enjoy interacting with students and organising activities for them
  • Supervise and guide students in their studies and behaviours
  • Plan, facilitate and lead educational and enriching activities for the students
  • Be a mentor and role model with positive influence to the students
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence in the students
  • Provide a listening ear, support and encouragement to the students

Project YOUth Can Shine

  • CDAC@ Bedok
  • 3 hours every Saturday afternoon
  • 21 – 35 years old
  • Preferably with GCE ‘A’ level or tertiary education
  • Able to guide Sec 1 and Sec 2 students in their Math subject
  • Able to commit weekly, for at least one year
  • Mature, optimistic and dedicated
  • Enjoy working with youths and able to build a good rapport with them
  • Provide small group Maths tutoring with students
  • Plan, organise and conduct activities to inculcate positive values
  • Monitor the progress of the students (both academic and behaviour)
  • Be a positive role model for the students
  • Provide a listening ear, support and encouragement to the students


  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to speak fluent English
  • Able to commit weekly for at least one year
  • Enjoy reading to children
  • Enjoy interacting with children and organising activities for them
  • Read aloud stories to children
  • Conduct other activities to enhance the reading programme

Family Befriending

  • On a needs basis
  • At least 21 years old
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin, English and preferably some dialects
  • Completed GCE ‘O’ level or above
  • Mature, understanding, approachable and have a strong desire to help others
  • Able to commit in a case for at least three months
  • Enjoy working with families
  • Support participants in learning relevant skills through talks and workshops
  • Follow up and encourage participants during home-based sessions to apply skills they have learnt
  • Provide a listening ear, support, encouragement and guidance to the participants, facing life challenges

News Sharing Programme

  • 3 CDAC Centres *
  • 1.5 hours per week
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin
  • Able to commit at least once a month
  • Comfortable to share information with a group of seniors using print or online resources
  • Patient and able to provide a listening ear to the seniors
  • Select suitable news materials beforehand and share the news with a group of 20 – 30 elderly
  • Conduct and/or facilitate small group discussions
  • Build rapport with the elderly

Administrative Support

  • Ad-hoc basis
  • Able to offer assistance during office hours
  • Handle phone calls and enquires
  • Data entry and maintain the database
  • Assist with registration
  • Prepare and send out mailers

Special Projects

  • Ad-hoc basis
  • Have an interest or experience in planning and organising activities
  • Execute planned activities
  • Provide logistical support

* For the list of CDAC Centres offering the programme, please click on the programme link on the left.

Training, Development and Recognition

Training and Development

We provide training to equip volunteers with the knowledge and skills to perform their voluntary work.

  • Engaging with 3H – Heart, Head, Hands

  • Essential First Aid

  • Serve With Passion

  • Understanding Body Language


Volunteers’ Day is held every two years to recognise and show appreciation to our dedicated and committed volunteers for making a positive difference in the lives of our beneficiaries.

Bonding Activities

  • Chinese Tea Appreciation

  • Dragon Boat Rowing

  • Mid-Autumn Festival

  • Pastel Nagomi Art

Sign up as a volunteer

To sign up, please register via Volunteer Portal, or download the application form here.

For volunteers who are below 18 years old, please download the Parental Consent Form here.


Please call 6841 4889 during office hours or email to .