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Volunteering Opportunities With SHINE (2023)

Updated: Oct 25

If you're excited about making a meaningful impact with SHINE Children and Youth Services, you're in for a rewarding journey with this updated volunteering guide!

1) Youth Corp Development at SHINE

About programme

SHINE partners with Youth Corps Singapore to establish the SG Cares - Youth Corps Development Team @ SHINE Children & Youth Services (YCDT @ SHINE).

Our Goal Is To:

  • Support agencies in building Youth Volunteer Management Capabilities in the community care sector.

  • Roll out Community Service Programmes.

  • Grow Youth Volunteering Communities in Singapore.

In Order To:

  • Strengthen the local volunteering ecosystem.

  • Create locale-based youth volunteering opportunities.

And We Do This Through:

  • Partnerships with SG Cares Volunteer Centres, Social Service Agencies, and Public Service Agencies.

  • Recruitment, training, and deployment of volunteers.

  • Enhancing existing and implementing new programs to address community needs.

For YCD volunteering opportunities, we welcome all youths / young adults aged between 16 – 35 years old.

Children Programmes

Coding Games For Kids (CGFK) - ad-hoc, various dates as below

The Holiday Fun Series is back! Join us to enrich yourself and spark coding interest with children to support their development in logical thinking via an online coding game, CodeSpark! Volunteers are given flexibility in availing themselves for the program sessions.

Register today:

>> CGFK @ Epworth Community Services (5 and 6 Dec 2023)

>> CGFK @ Promisedland Community Services (7, 8, 14, 15 Dec 2023)

Join our interstellar mission to empower the next generation to protect and preserve our planet! SPACE is a programme to introduce children to environmental conservation through various modes of activities. Volunteer befrienders are welcome to sign up for any session shifts according to their flexibility and comfort. Orientation & Training will be conducted on the day of the volunteering session. This program is done in partnership with Promisedland Community Services.

Register today: >>SPACE (ad-hoc, 4 and 11 Dec 2023, Mon morning)

Senior Programmes

Onwards to Ageing Holistically! (OTAH!) aims to befriend seniors through a variety of activities designed to engage in them holistically in various aspects – Social, Physical, Digital, Environment, and Creative. Engage in fun games and bond with the seniors! Volunteers are given flexibility in availing themselves for the program at preferred sessions as indicated below. OTAH! is conducted in partnership with Care Corner Active Ageing Centre (Toa Payoh). Register Today: >>OTAH! (ad-hoc, 27 Nov to 18 Dec 2023, Mon afternoon)

Project AL:PHA hopes to provide seniors with the opportunity to use photography as a means of self-expression, reflection and intergenerational connections, with your volunteering support. As a volunteer, you will engage seniors in reflective storytelling through photography walks, enhancing their well-being holistically and delaying cognitive degeneration. Volunteers are to attend Orientation & Training conducted on 29 Nov 2023, and allowed the flexibility to attend any subsequent engagement sessions. Project AL:PHA is conducted in partnership with New Hope Transit Point @ Margret Drive.

Register Today: >>Project AL:PHA (ad-hoc, 29 Nov to 8 Dec 2023, weekdays afternoon)

A regular program where youth volunteers will team up with senior volunteers to conduct home visits and in ensuring the well-being of seniors in the community. Volunteers are to commit to the Orientation & Training session on 18 Nov, followed by all engagement sessions stated. This is our 4th run of Project Rose conducted in partnership with Sembawang Volunteer Centre, Blossom Seeds.

Register Today: >>Project Rose Run 4 (regular, 18 Nov - 23 Dec 2023, Sat mornings)

2) Reading Odyssey - A Journey to Empower Young Readers

The Reading Odyssey is a transformative reading program aimed at children with low reading ability. This community-driven initiative, powered by inter-agency collaborations and volunteers, focuses on:

  • Implementing a guided reading approach.

  • Cultivating information processing skills in children.

  • Enhancing the well-being and social mobility of children.

  • Ensuring their meaningful inclusion in society.

The programme primarily serves vulnerable primary school children, particularly those affected by challenging social circumstances or unmet needs. As of December 2022, the program has touched the lives of over 800 children and engaged more than 800 volunteers.


  • Typically, Reading Odyssey runs twice a year commencing in January and July with minimum of 14 sessions each run (1 pre-test, 12 reading sessions + 1 post-test).

  • Training will also be provided prior to the commencement of programme.

Volunteer with the Reading Odyssey

Please register your interest via this online form, so you can be connected to the Reading Odyssey community partner as well as assess suitability:

[Register Today]

Start Your Reading Odyssey

If you represent a community group or social service agency and wish to establish and operate the Reading Odyssey program in your community for the children your agency serves, please register your interest via the online link provided, and we will get in touch with you.

[Register Today]

Join us in this rewarding journey to empower young readers and make a lasting impact on their lives!

In this collection of volunteer opportunities, we invite you to be a part of something truly extraordinary.

From igniting a love for learning in young minds to empowering vulnerable children, from fostering community engagement to supporting seniors in their golden years, —these opportunities are pathways to make a lasting impact.

Through the Reading Odyssey programme, you can become a mentor, guide, and companion to children and youth on their educational journeys.

Your dedication can shape their future and inspire a lifelong love for learning. The impact you create extends far beyond the classroom, making a meaningful difference in the lives of the next generation.

The Youth Corp Development program opens doors to engage with a broader community, enabling you to build Youth Volunteer Management capabilities, roll out community service programs, and grow youth volunteering communities.

By joining this initiative, you become a catalyst for strengthening the local volunteering ecosystem, creating new opportunities, and making our communities even better. Each of these opportunities embodies the spirit of giving, community, and positive change. Whichever path you choose, whether it's as a Reading Odyssey volunteer or a Youth Corp Developer, you are taking the first step towards a world where every child has a chance to shine and every volunteer's impact is immeasurable.

Join us on these extraordinary journeys, and together, let's make a difference that resonates for generations to come.

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