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Volunteer with Us

2024/07/04

Join our team of volunteers!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life – students, working adults, homemakers, retirees and expatriates. They spend time engaging our patients in activities like art and craft, music, games and more.

Regular Programmes ^

Silver Connection Programme
Volunteers engage our elderly patients in activities such as colouring, shape-sorting exercises and Sudoku. They encourage participation to enhance social interaction and keep our patients occupied in the day.

NUS Temasek Hearts
In 2023, student volunteers from NUS Temasek Hall spent their time interacting with our patients in the oncology wards to bring them respite, while keeping them engaged with leisure activities and conversations. 

Night Sitter Programme
Volunteers watch over elderly patients who are at risk of falls and look out for their safety. They spend three hours between 10pm to 8am, next day to engage our patients in light activities and make them comfortable so they can sleep better. 

Clinic Buddy
Volunteers assist outpatients with basic translation, wayfinding, general enquiries at the clinics. They also assist outpatients on using the self-service kiosk, attend to wait time queries as well as look out for patients' welfare. 

Wait Time Management Programme
To enhance patient experiences, we introduced wait time activities at our Medicine Clinic in 2023.

Working with volunteers from DBS Bank, we engaged the outpatients in activities such as stretching exercises led by our Rehabilitation staff and learning to use the NUHS app. 

Music Programmes
Music has always been comforting to many people and makes our patients feel relaxed or happy. Share your music with our patients, caregivers and visitors if you play a musical instrument e.g. piano, flute or sing. 

365 Hours of Music
Lunchtime Concerts
Since 2015, our patients, staff, caregivers and visitors have been enjoying the monthly lunchtime concerts produced by our community partner, Sing'theatre. Previously named Musical Rendezvous @ NUH, the audience were treated to different genres of music by various artistes every month. We had vocalists strumming their guitars and sing in multi-languages – English, Mandarin, Mandarin dialects, Malay, Spanish, Japanese and more. Audience were also thrilled to see musicians who play instruments such as guzheng, flute, ukelele and violin.   

Sing Me a Story
Sing'theatre also brings cheer and smile to our paediatric patients every fortnight. Characters dressed in princesses' and superhero's costumes will sing and act, delighting our young patients. 

Ensemble Kanon
Comprising musicians who come from Japan, the trio met in Singapore and have been passionate about sharing their music monthly in the hospital since September 2023.

Playing the piano, clarinet and flute, they will perform monthly from 11.00am to 11.30am and 12.00pm to 12.30pm at Medical Centre, Zone A, level 3, piano (near the Pharmacy). Come with your loved ones or friends and be enchanted by their beautiful music renditions. 

When Music Meets Life
We are excited to work with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to bring live music to the hospital once every two months, starting April 2024. Expect a variety of music repertoire by their volunteer artistes at our lobby and wards!

Ad-hoc Programmes ^

​We also welcome individuals and groups keen to organise ad-hoc activities (e.g. festive visits, art and craft or learn a new skill) for our patients. Share your proposal with us by dropping us an email.

Project KRaft
Rotaract Club of National University of Singapore (NUS) organised several art and craft sessions yearly for our inpatients to celebrate occasions such as Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, International Women's Day and Deepavali. With their creative ideas, these volunteers keep our patients occupied with meaningful activities such as tote bag painting, paper flower, flashlight art and 3D card. 

Corporate and Institution Volunteering^

​If your organisation, company or educational institution is looking for volunteering experiences to engage your staff / members / students and promote social responsibility or drive positive changes, we love to hear from you. Contact us to discuss about potential partnership.

United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Dover
Student volunteers from UWCSEA Dover spend time befriending our adult and pediatric patients. They interact with the patients weekly through conversations and leisure activities such as board and card games. 

Join us if you are:

 

Email [email protected] to indicate your interest and availability. Get in touch now!

We are NUH volunteers. We care to make a difference.

 

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