Volunteering

At St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH), we aim to make volunteering meaningful through:

  • Self-Actualisation: Knowing and being yourself.
  • Social Responsibility: Meeting the needs of the community.
  • Personal Development: Benefiting yourself through volunteering.
  • Creating an Exchange: Place of interchange

As a volunteer, you will work alongside our staff in various hospital functions, providing both direct and indirect patient care. Your involvement will complement our delivery of holistic care, strengthening our delivery of medical, social-psychological and spiritual care.

*Important Note:
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, volunteering activities are paused until further notice.

 

NON-PATIENT RELATED AREAS:

Central Supplies Admin Volunteer

Age requirement Min. 16 years old
Commitment Once a week on a weekday, for a minimum period of 6 months. Actual day and timing may be discussed.
Training On-the-job
Desired Qualities
  • Meticulous
  • Patient
Brief description of work
  • Assist with packing of stock
  • Assist with tasks as assigned by the staff

PATIENT-RELATED AREAS:

Arts and Crafts Volunteer

Age requirement Min. 16 years old
Commitment Mondays (1.50pm – 3pm) 

Once a week, for a minimum period of 6 months.

Training On-the-job
Desired Qualities
  • Able to converse with seniors using English, Mandarin/ Malay / Tamil / Chinese dialects
  • Interested in arts and craft
  • Patient
  • Outgoing, creative and resourceful in planning and/or carrying out art activities
Brief description of work
  • Plan and/or conduct arts and craft activities with seniors

Patient Engagement (Inpatient Seniors)

Age requirement Min. 16 years old
Commitment Wednesdays (9am – 11.30am) or Fridays (9am – 11.30am)

Once a week, for a minimum period of 6 months.

Training On-the-job
Desired Qualities
  • Able to converse with seniors using English, Mandarin/ Malay / Tamil / Chinese dialects
  • Matured and able to carry out tasks independently.
Brief description of work
  • To stay by patients who need supervision for safety
  • To help patients with simple games, picture puzzles, etc
  • To befriend patients through caring companionship
  • Assist with tasks as assigned by the care team

Patient Engagement (Outpatient Seniors)

Age requirement Min. 21 years old
Commitment Thursdays (2 – 4.30pm) or Fridays (9am – 11.30am)

Once a week, for a minimum period of 6 months.

Training On-the-job
Desired Qualities
  • Able to converse with seniors using English, Mandarin/ Malay / Tamil / Chinese dialects
  • Matured and able to carry out tasks independently.
Brief description of work
  • To stay by patients who need supervision for safety
  • To help patients with simple games, picture puzzles, etc
  • To befriend patients through caring companionship
  • Assist with tasks as assigned by the care team

Interested applicants who are unable to make a regular commitment of a minimum period of 6 months may consider signing up as an Ad Hoc Helper instead. We will keep your contact details for one year, from date of application, and email / call / SMS you for help, as needed. Some examples of help that we might need on an ad-hoc basis are:

  • Decorators for festive celebrations
  • Events helpers (e.g. festive celebrations for patients, or other corporate events)
  • Translation work (to translate English articles to Mandarin, Malay or Tamil)
  • Design work
  • Photography or videography service
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative work (e.g data-entry, filing, etc)
  • Direct mailer packers (for mass-mailing donation appeal campaigns)

To sign up for any of the above, please fill up our Online Volunteer Application Form; or download a PDF Volunteer Application Form and email / send it back to us. For enquiries, please call 6586 1000 or email general@sach.org.sg.

*Important Note:
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, volunteering activities are paused until further notice.

 

We welcome groups, i.e. schools and organisations, to partner us in their community service initiatives in the following ways:

1) Ward Visitations
  • In groups of fewer than 15 people, visit patients by their bedsides, interact with them and engage them in simple activities.
  • Activities that you may wish to plan and conduct – Singing, magic tricks, simple origami, balloon sculpturing, or other ideas.
  • Depending on your group size, you may be advised to split up into smaller groups to visit one ward per small group.
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, between 3.00pm – 5.00pm.
2) Group Performances
  • The hospital organises festive celebrations for patients and would be glad to have groups partner us by planning and conducting 10-30 minutes performances as part of these celebrations.
  • Festive celebrations are usually held for Lunar New Year, Grandparents and Parents’ Day (usually held around May), Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas.
  • Ad Hoc performances by volunteers which are not festive in nature, may also be considered.
3) Raising Funds and Awareness
  • Plan and conduct fundraising activities in your own premises and adopt us as the beneficiary of funds received.
  • The hospital would be glad to share information with you to raise awareness about our services and areas of need for your fundraising campaigns. SACH welcomes other ideas for volunteering and/or community engagement that are not stated here.

For enquiries, please call 6586 1000 or email general@sach.org.sg.