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Home > Volunteering > Featured Organizations

Featured Organizations

AWA periodically calls for volunteers for several of our Featured Organizations below.  Look for announcements on our Community Service page, our Events page, and our Facebook group.

(Monthly shifts offered, 4 hours in duration) 
FFTH is a non-profit voluntary food distribution program established in February 2003 after Singapore-based Austrian couple Henry and Christine Laimer read a report in The Sunday Times about bakeries discarding their unsold bread. Stirred, they then decided to channel surplus food from bakeries to those in need. For more information please email ffth@awasingapore.org.

(Monthly shifts offered, 4 hours in duration) 
Join fellow AWA members to prepare food for those less fortunate in Singapore.  Willing Hearts is a secular, non-affiliated charity that is wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes approximately 6,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.

As in previous years, AWA will arrange monthly shifts for members to gather to prepare food for those less fortunate.  Tasks that volunteers can expect to do include preparing daily meals, cleaning dishes, unpacking grocery trucks and repacking donated items.  Volunteering with Willing Hearts is a chance for you assist with the assembly of a massive volume of food that will directly impact someone immediately.  For more information please email willinghearts@awasingapore.org.

Due to Covid-19, the following groups are unable to offer volunteer opportunities at this time.  Please stay tuned for updates.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities 
(2 to 4 shifts per month, 4 hours per shift)
RMHC provides support and facilities to families who are caring for a sick child. Volunteers man the reception desk at the Ronald McDonald Family Room (at NUS), a room where families to go for comfort and regrouping. 

AWA volunteers work 9:00am-1:00pm and/or 1:00pm-5:00pm shifts on Wednesdays.  If RMHC has a need an additional shift of 5:00pm-9:00pm may be available. Weekly or monthly shift patterns are preferable. RMHC will conduct a brief training prior to your first shift. For more information please email rmhc@awasingapore.org.

(1-2 shifts per month, 3-4 hours per shift)
kidsREAD is a nationwide reading program launched in 2004 by then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The mission of kidsREAD is to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans, specifically children from low-income families. The target audience of kidsREAD is children between the ages of 4 and 8, regardless of race or religion. 

AWA periodically calls for volunteers to help with the next segment of  the kidsREAD program, in which a brief training session is required.  Please email kidsread@awasingapore.org for more information.

Do you have a charity in mind that you think AWA should support ad-hoc? Email commservice@awasingapore.org to discuss.

Previous AWA Featured Organizations

FFTH Beyond