Giving Time Together
Rally your staff or colleagues to volunteer in different ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need!
Email SHAREasOne@ncss.gov.sg for more details and to indicate your interest.
Do you have a group of volunteers who are enthusiastic to do good? Find out how to motivate them, sustain their passion and maximise their impact! A useful toolkit for
social service agencies and corporates on volunteer management.
Interested to know if your company is ready for service-based volunteerism? Download the brochure and
Discussion Guide for Corporates that will steer you in the right direction in embarking on meaningful service-based
volunteerism. Filling out the Discussion Guide will aid us in identifying and matching relevant service-based volunteering opportunities for your company.
Volunteer together at Community Chest events to create an enjoyable experience for our service users!
Organised in partnership with Marina Bay Sands, this is an annual community event that brings people from all walks of life together through a 4km Fun Walk along the Waterfront Trail at Marina Bay, a Vertical Marathon up 57
storeys of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled carnival at the Event Plaza. Take part in the walk with our service users! More details coming soon.
Need help to connect your staff volunteers to social service agencies? Big Heroes conceptualises and organises teambuilding programmes with a social cause or corporate responsibility for corporates and educational institutions.
Skills-based volunteerism (SBV) is an enhanced approach to corporate giving, where professionals use their talents, experiences and resources to strengthen the capabilities of social service agencies. While social service agency staff
are primarily equipped with skills to tackle social issues, they may not have access to resources or expertise to manage corporate functions such as communications, website design and fundraising. Yet, these functions are instrumental
in helping them operate more efficiently and effectively. With professionals playing a more active role in the social service ecosystem, we can build a more vibrant sector together.
National Council of Social Service’s Skills-based Volunteerism Projects
In 2015, National Council of Social Service embarked on 2 SBV projects to help social service agencies improve their capabilities in areas of marketing, corporate communications and donor development. The projects were well received by both
social service agencies and corporates. The volunteers appreciated the opportunity to use their skills to create meaningful impact for the social service agencies; while the social service agencies gained valuable practical skills and
know-how to develop their organisations and enhance their impact. Both the social service agencies and corporates recognised that the involvement of the intermediary was instrumental to the success of the projects. The intermediaries helped
to scope and manage the projects. They also ensured that the most suitable volunteers were being matched to each social service agency.
Rainbow Centre Singapore (RC) and Credit Suisse
Prior to Credit Suisse’s involvement, RC was looking at engaging their artists and students to raise funds at a one-day live auction by expressing their interpretation of children disabilities onto a piece of classic European furniture
- the Louis armchair.
With the involvement and encouragement from Credit Suisse, RC expanded the scope of the entire campaign. RC’s staff received coaching on how they can pitch their ideas better to prospective donors. Credit Suisse also helped to expand
RC’s list of artists and celebrities to contribute the art pieces. In addition, to help raise awareness and build momentum towards the live auction event, Credit Suisse suggested that RC holds a public showcase to give a preview
of the auction items. Credit Suisse also provided suggestions on the venue to create greater impact.
Provide manpower to a social service agency to complement the practitioners. Some examples include befriending and mentoring at Family Service Centres and for programmes for youths-at-risk, and caregiver support. Email SHAREasOne@ncss.gov.sg for