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.
 

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
Singapore Anglican Community Services - Peace Connect
新加坡圣公会社区服务中心 - 平安社区乐龄服务主要业者

 

Contact No: 6291 2491
Email: cbp@pecco.org.sg
Contact Person: Victor Tan

Kampung Glam

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
Blossom Seeds Limited
福善基金会

 

Contact No: 9873 7537
Email: siewchin.ong@blossomseeds.sg
Contact Person: Ong Siew Chin (Ms)

Sembawang / Canberra

Brahm Centre Ltd
百仁中心

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

Changi-Simei
Macpherson / Geylang Serai
Moulmein-Cairnhill

Care Corner Seniors Services
关怀乐龄机构

HQ: Stephanie Tan (6258 6601)
Email: stephanietan@carecorner.org.sg

(1) Toa Payoh West-Balestier
Zoa Chan (6258 6601)
Email: zoaythachan@carecorner.org.sg

(2) Toa Payoh Central
Matthew Chew (6258 6601)
Email: matthewchew@carecorner.org.sg

Toa Payoh West-Balestier
Toa Payoh Central

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: 6241 1503
Email: evangeline@filos.sg
Contact Person: Evangeline Ting

Kembangan-Chai Chee

Methodist Welfare Services
卫理福利服务 (MWS)

Contact No: 6238 4136
Email: mwssackb@mws.sg
Contact Person: (Ms) Loo Hwee Chin or (Ms) Sarah 

Kebun Baru

Montfort Care
蒙福关爱

(1) Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng:
Jamie Soo (6904 9285)
Email: jamie.soo@montfortcare.org.sg

(2) Marine Parade / Joo Chiat:
James Ji (6702 0212) or Joy Liaw (6445 0570)
Email: contact@goodlife.org.sg

(3) All other constituencies:
Han Yah Yee (6446 0300)
Email: yahyee@montfortcare.org.sg

Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Marine Parade / Joo Chiat
Eunos
Kaki Bukit
Bedok Reservoir
Nee Soon Central
Nee Soon East / Nee Soon South
Bedok
Kampong Chai Chee
Telok Blangah

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
Nanyang
Queenstown
Radin Mas
Taman Jurong (Zone B)
Whampoa
Woodlands/Admiralty/Marsiling

Presbyterian Community Services
长老会社区服务

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

(1) HQ : Ms Joey Foo (6786 6298)
Email: joeyfoo@pcs.org.sg /

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

(2) Bukit Timah: James Teo (6463 4596)
Email: CBPbt@pcs.org.sg

(3) Geylang Serai: Chia Hang Sing
Email: CBPgs@pcs.org.sg

(4) Potong Pasir: Timothy Chee (6288 9674)
Email: CBPpp@pcs.org.sg

(5) Serangoon: George Wee (6702 6535)
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: 6252 2566
Email: contact@reach.org.sg

Hong Kah North
Pioneer
Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru

Singapore Red Cross Society
新加坡红十字会

Contact No.: 9623 9736
Email: prakash.menon@redcross.sg
Contact Person: Prakash Menon (Mr) 

Contact No: 6664 0552
Email: selene.ong@redcross.sg
Contact Person: Selene Ong (Ms)

Tampines Changkat: Suffiyah Mohd Aref (Ms)
Contact No: 6664 0579

Tampines Central: Florence Sim (Ms)
Contact No: 6664 0553

Gambas: Sofia Mary Gnana Siro Mony (Ms)
Contact No: 6664 0685

Tampines Central
Tampines Changkat
Gambas

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: 6581 9224
Email: spencer_mak@smm.salvationarmy.org
Contact Person: Spencer Mak

Fengshan

Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
太和观慈善机构

Contact Person:
Adelina Chan (6846 1228)
Cass Chua (8368 6288)
Email: cbp@thkmc.org.sg

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

TOUCH Community Services Limited
触爱社会服务

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

Cheng San-Seletar



Read the stories of seniors who volunteer in the Community Befriending Programme: 

  • Mdm Chua Kit Han, 65 - 邻居当友伴送温情 独居主妇不再无助 (Lianhe Zaobao, 26 Feb 2019)
  • Mr Walter Chan Yee Cheong, 56 - Friends you can count on (The Sunday Times, 24 Feb 2019)
  • Mdm Maimunah binte Ibrahim, 59 - Nenek gembira luang masa jadi pendamping sukarela warga emas (Berita Minggu, 24 Feb 2019)
  • Mdm Krishnasamy Thanaletchumi, 68 - சமூகத்திற்கு உதவிக்கரம் நீட்டும் தம்பதி (Tamil Murasu, 24 Feb 2019)
  • Mr Tan Thiam Heong, 63 - 当社区义工 喜逢表哥 (Lianhe Zaobao, 15 Jan 2019)
  • Mdm Rukumani Subramaniam, 65 - Creating ties that bind (The Sunday Times, 13 Jan 2019)
  • Mdm Rahamah binte Moondari, 70 - Hidup lebih ceria dengan ada golongan pendamping masyarakat (Berita Minggu, 13 Jan 2019)
  • Mdm Glory Theva Nesam, 65 - நட்புறவு தந்த துடிப்பான வாழ்க்கை முறை (Tamil Murasu, 13 Jan 2019)
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