Individual and Corporate Volunteer with HCSA
Our volunteers play an important role in HCSA as our programmes and services require periodically voluntary help.
Check out the different volunteering opportunities available under each of our programmes:
HCSA Community Services is a charitable organisation with the Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status and a member of the National Council of Social Service. As a family of dedicated staff, volunteer teams, corporate and community partners, we continue to serve some of the most vulnerable in society, to give them a future and a hope. Our beneficiaries include vulnerable individuals such as ex-offenders, single parents facing limited support, and teenage girls who have experienced repeated physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
HCSA Highpoint Halfway House provides a safe and substance-free residential shelter for homeless male ex-offenders, newly-released prisoners and those in recovery from addiction. Through a transitional living programme, residents are empowered to attain more permanent housing, gainful employment and financial independence, to live a productive addiction-free life and successfully reintegrate into society.
HCSA Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre is a Therapeutic Group Home that offers a caring, safe and healing environment to help teenage girls who have suffered the complex trauma of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Through the application of certified clinical therapy sessions, the Centre strives to help these girls become healthy individuals who can successfully reintegrate into their schools, families and society.
HCSA Dayspring SPIN (Single Parents INformed, INvolved, INcluded) is an initiative in collaboration with the National Council of Social Service, which aims to support caregiving and improve the quality of life for single parents or lone caregivers who are unsupported or facing limited support emotionally, physically and practically. SPIN empowers single parents by strengthening their social support network and improving their access to resources.
1. House cleaning – To support the cleaning of a one-room flat for a SPIN member who has 2 young children with special needs and skin allergies. Volunteer must be able to commit for a minimum of 3 months (preferably on weekdays when children are in childcare).
2. Wall painting (Once-off project) – To help determine scope of painting that flat requires, assist in purchasing necessary painting and cleaning supplies, agree on painting and cleaning schedule with SPIN member, and perform painting and clean up duties after. Volunteer must be able to commit to entirety of project (preferably on weekdays when children are in childcare).
HCSA Academy Culinary Training Centre aims to empower vulnerable individuals with the professional skills required to secure stable employment in the F&B industry, giving them a new lease of life and a level playing field to support themselves and their families. The Academy offers a 6-week course based on the Food Services skills framework by SkillsFuture Singapore, culminating in the highly coveted WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts).
How your organization can get involved:
- Support an HCSA signature event (e.g. NOGH)
- Adopt us for your corporate events
- Encourage employee-giving in your company
- Adopt a volunteer project
- Provide job opportunities to our beneficiaries
- Organize team-bonding workshops
- Organize a private dining experience at HCSA Academy
- Donation of Sales Proceeds
Ground Up Staff-led Engagement
- Organize internal fundraising events
- Conduct regular volunteer sessions (art and craft workshops, befriender sessions, birthday celebrations)
- Organize ad-hoc outings
- Celebrate festive events
- Develop new volunteering projects