- 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 1800-650-6060* to find out more.
* Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm or Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm except public holidays.
- Silver Volunteer Fund
A Silver Volunteer Fund with a target size of $40 million has been set up to help community organisations recruit and develop senior volunteers.
The fund was established through public donations, with a dollar-to-dollar match by the government, capped at $20 million.
- The President’s Challenge
The President’s Challenge will continue to champion a national senior volunteerism movement.
The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) has also introduced a senior category in the annual President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards, to provide national recognition to exemplary senior volunteers.
NVPC has launched the Giving.sg portal to help individuals locate volunteer opportunities.
Seniors can use this portal to search for volunteer opportunities based on their interest, skills, availability or preferred volunteering location. The portal will facilitate an easier and more meaningful giving experience.
Click here to visit the portal.
- Corporate giving
NVPC has been reaching out to businesses in its efforts to promote corporate giving in Singapore.
NVPC will encourage businesses to rally some 10,000 older employees to be involved in corporate giving or volunteerism opportunities.