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7 Ways To Start Volunteering

Get started on how to give back to society!

By Balvinder Sandhu      25 May 2018

Donate Blood

Did you know that you could save three lives by sparing just 60 minutes of your time? This is the impact that donating blood can have. All you have to do is to lead a healthy lifestyle and make a donation once every three months. The Health Sciences Authority operates blood banks in Outram Park, Dhoby Ghaut, Woodlands and Jurong (Westgate Tower). There are also community blood drives that regularly pop up all over the island. Check out the Red Cross Singapore website (www.redcross.sg) for dates and venues. If you don’t qualify as a blood donor due to health reasons, you can make a monetary donation instead to the Red Cross, or organise a fundraiser.

Donate Food Items

The Food Bank Singapore (www.foodbank.sg) is a charity that provides food to people and organisations that need it. To support them, you can donate items such as canned food or dried goods at their bank boxes located islandwide. You can also help host a food drive or volunteer in various roles, such as food bank van driver, delivery assistant, photographer, chef or social media campaigner – there are plenty of openings. If you like helping with preparing, collecting or delivering food, Willing Hearts (www.willinghearts.org.sg) is another organisation that welcomes volunteers, as it operates a soup kitchen 365 days a year.


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