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
Contact No: 6385 0260
|Ang Mo Kio - Hougang|
|Pasir Ris East|
|Pasir Ris West|
Brahm Centre Ltd
Contact No: 6786 0800
|Macpherson / Geylang Serai|
Care Corner Seniors Services
Contact No: 6258 6601
|Toa Payoh West-Balestier|
|Toa Payoh Central|
Fei Yue Community Services
Contact No: 9660 8001
Contact No: 9138 1137
|Bukit Panjang / Zheng Hua|
|Cashew / Ulu Pandan|
|Choa Chu Kang / Keat Hong|
|West Coast / Yuhua|
|Yew Tee / Woodgrove / Limbang|
Filos Community Services Ltd.
Contact No: 6242 5978
Methodist Welfare Services
Contact No: 6478 4700
(1) Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng: Lee Hong Yiap (9465 9427)
(2) Marine Parade / Joo Chiat:
(3) All other constituencies: Han Yah Yee (6446 0300)
|Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng|
|Marine Parade / Joo Chiat|
|Nee Soon Central|
|Nee Soon East / Nee Soon South|
|Kampong Chai Chee|
Contact No: 6590 4384
|Taman Jurong (Zone B)|
Presbyterian Community Services
Contact Person(s)/Contact No(s):
(1) HQ : Toh Xiu Yong (6463 4596)
(2) Bukit Timah: Desmond Soh (6463 4596)
(3) Geylang Serai: Timothy Chee (8312 7313)
(4) Potong Pasir: Tan Chuan Seng (6288 9674)
(5) Serangoon: George Wee (6702 6535 / 8339 1562)
(6) Tampines West: Wong Khai Hong (6786 6826)
REACH Community Services Society
Contact No: 6252 2566
|Hong Kah North|
|Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru|
Singapore Red Cross Society
Contact No: 9623 9736
Contact No: 9671 8714
St Hilda's Community Services Centre
Contact No: 6345 0054
The Salvation Army, Peacehaven Bedok Day Care
Contact No: 6581 9224
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
Contact No.: 6556 4833
Contact No: 6846 1228
|Bukit Batok East|
|Toa Payoh East-Novena / Bishan East-Thomson|
|Yio Chu Kang|
TOUCH Community Services Limited
Contact No: 6804 6555