ANZA Magazine May/June 2021

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Where your kids and teens can volunteer

TAMMAR STEIN looks at where you can volunteer with your kids in Singapore.


side from the personal satisfaction of helping others, volunteering helps foster gratitude, humility, and social connections. If you’d like your kids to get an early start on experiencing these firsthand, volunteering as a family is a great way to go. Luckily, there are multiple options for families to volunteer together in Singapore.


Willing Hearts is a soup kitchen located in the Chai Chee Community Hub. It makes and distributes 9500 meals, 365 days a year, providing cooked, nutritious meals to Singapore’s most vulnerable population. It’s a juggernaut of an operation, especially given that it’s run almost wholly by volunteers. Willing Hearts welcomes anyone who comes with a “how can I help?” attitude. Families are encouraged to volunteer together, with children as young as five finding suitable tasks, such as sticking labels on lunchboxes. Volunteers need to sign up for a shift online. Shifts come in four hour blocks and may include chopping ingredients, packing lunch boxes, cleaning up, or delivering meals. 26 anza


The ANZA Action supported Salvation Army has a mission to serve the underprivileged in our community without discrimination. This includes material support for families in need, care and protection of children, elderly needing health care, as well as a spiritual ministry. Volunteers are needed for weekly food deliveries, after school tutoring, activities and workshops, and running donation drives. Older children can volunteer – but please check ahead with staff.

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