Community Befriending Programme

Sip a kopi, share some laughs, make a friend. The Community Befriending Programme connects you with seniors in your neighbourhood. After all, who doesn't need some companionship and emotional support now and then? Most befrienders start out with a simple desire to give back to society but develop enduring friendships with their new buddies over time.

The Community Befriending Programme is run by several community organisations in constituencies across Singapore. You can be a befriender too. Sign up here or call the Singapore Silver Line at 1800-656-6060* to find out more.

* Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm or Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm except public holidays.
 

Be their friend. Hear their stories.

Through the Community Befriending Programme, volunteer befrienders visit seniors in their neighbourhood regularly to keep loneliness and social isolation away. At the same time, volunteer befrienders help to act as eyes and ears so that seniors’ needs can be better understood and supported.

As a volunteer befriender, you will play an important role in supporting seniors to age in place in their community, and providing regular companionship and support for seniors in their golden years. Many befrienders have told us that their volunteerism gives them a sense of purpose. While they may have started out with a simple desire to give back to society, many befrienders also find that through their volunteer work, they develop a special bond with the seniors whom they befriend.
 

How do I get started?

The Community Befriending Programme is run by community organisations in several constituencies across Singapore. To volunteer as a befriender, you can contact your nearest community befriending service provider to get started.

Community Befriending Service Provider Constituency

AMKFSC Family Service Centre
宏茂桥家庭与社区服务

Contact No: 6385 0260
Email: simonpeterlum@amkfsc.org.sg
Contact Person: Simon-Peter

Ang Mo Kio - Hougang
Bishan North
Jalan Kayu
Pasir Ris East
Pasir Ris West
Punggol Coast
Punggol East
Punggol North
Punggol West
Sengkang Central
Sengkang South
Sengkang West
Teck Ghee

Brahm Centre Ltd
百仁中心

Contact No: 6786 0800
Email: info@brahmcentre.com
Contact Person: Angie Chew

Simei-Changi

Care Corner Seniors Services
关怀乐龄机构

Contact No: 6258 6601
Email: tp.csvol@carecorner.org.sg
Contact Person: Loo Kay-Enne

Toa Payoh West-Balestier

Fei Yue Community Services
飞跃社区服务

Contact No: 9660 8001
Email: loemeising@fycs.org
Contact Person: Loe Mei Sing

Contact No: 9138 1137
Email: calebxu@fycs.org
Contact Person: Caleb Xu

Braddell Heights
Bukit Gombak
Bukit Panjang / Zheng Hua
Buona Vista
Cashew / Ulu Pandan
Choa Chu Kang / Keat Hong
Clementi
Hougang
Paya Lebar
West Coast / Yuhua
Yew Tee / Woodgrove / Limbang

Filos Community Services Ltd.
天友社区服务中心

Contact No: 6242 5978
Email: christina.wadia@filos.sg
Contact Person: Christina Wadia

Kembangan-Chai Chee

Methodist Welfare Services
卫理福利服务 (MWS)

Contact No: 6478 4700
Email: julietlum@mws.sg
Contact Person: Juliet Lum

Kebun Baru

Montfort Care
蒙福关爱

Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Contact No: 9465 9427
Email: hongyiap.lee@montfortcare.org.sg
Contact Person: Lee Hong Yiap

Marine Parade
Contact No: 6702 0212 / 6445 0570
Email: contact@goodlife.org.sg
Contact Person(s): Ellen Tang / Joy Liaw

Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Marine Parade / Joo Chiat

NTUC Health
职总保健合作社

Contact No: 6590 4384
Email: allan.ho@ntuchealth.sg
Contact Person: Allan Ho

Ayer Rajah
Bukit Batok
Henderson-Dawson
Jurong Central
Jurong Spring
Marsiling
Nanyang
Queenstown
Radin Mas
Taman Jurong (Zone B)
Whampoa

Presbyterian Community Services
长老会社区服务

Contact Person(s)/Contact No(s):

(1) HQ : Toh Xiu Yong (6463 4596)
Email: xiuyong@pcs.org.sg /

Jimmy Lim (6334 4445)
Email: jimmylim@pcs.org.sg

(2) Bukit Timah: Desmond Soh (6463 4596)
Email: CBPbt@pcs.org.sg

(3) Geylang Serai: Timothy Chee (8312 7313)
Email: CBPgs@pcs.org.sg

(4) Potong Pasir: Tan Chuan Seng (6288 9674)
Email: CBPpp@pcs.org.sg

(5) Serangoon: George Wee (6702 6535 / 8339 1562)
Email: CBPsg@pcs.org.sg

(6) Tampines West: Wong Khai Hong (6786 6826)
Email: CBPtw@pcs.org.sg

Bukit Timah
Geylang Serai
Potong Pasir
Serangoon
Tampines West

REACH Community Services Society
援触社区服务协会

Contact No: 6801 0709 (Hong Kah North)
Contact No: 6801 0709 (Pioneer)
Contact No: 6801 0722 (Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru)

Email: befrienders@reach.org.sg

Hong Kah North
Pioneer
Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru

St Hilda's Community Services Centre
圣希达社区服务中心

Contact No: 6345 0054
Email: friends@sthildascsc.org.sg

Mountbatten

The Salvation Army, Peacehaven Bedok Day Care

Contact No: 9233 2963
Email: eugene_ng@smm.salvationarmy.org
Contact Person: Eugene Ng

Fengshan

Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
太和观慈善机构

Email: cbp@thkmc.org.sg

Contact No.: 6556 4833
Contact Person: Nancy Toh

Contact No: 6846 1228
Contact Person: Moretta Song

Boon Lay
Bukit Batok East
Chong Pang
MacPherson
Taman Jurong
Toa Payoh East- Novena / Bishan East-Thomson
Yio Chu Kang

TOUCH Community Services Limited
触爱社会服务

Contact No: 6804 6555
Email: caregivers@touch.org.sg

Cheng San-Seletar