Join Us as VolunteerThe Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) needs volunteers / donors to support and assist in its various programmes and activities for visually impaired persons.

We also appreciate individuals who would like to come forward to offer their skills to organize specific activities. For example, if you are a hair stylist, then you can volunteer your skills to cut the hair of our beneficiaries. Or if you are good at music, you may want to conduct a music class.

We need your help to enable the visually handicapped persons to lead a more meaningful and independent life.

Here are some ways you can help:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering AreaDescription Frequency
Computer data entry/proof readingAdministrative supportAd-hoc basis
Provide transport/accompany less mobile clients For SAVH activities/medical appointmentsAd-hoc basis
Be a volunteer van driverFor special events and outingsAd-hoc basis, minimum 2 years of driving experience required
Assist in activities for the elderlyAble to speak Mandarin or dialects preferredEvery Monday 9am to 2pm, minimum 3 months
Arts & CraftsTeaching or assisting in classesOnly upon request, Every Monday 10am to 4pm and / or Wednesday 2pm to 4:30pm
ReadingRecording audio books - Regular volunteers are needed for this activity as we need the same voice for the audio book.
Recording of an audio book may take up to 5 sessions and stretched across 2-3 months.
Weekdays 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm, minimum once a week.
Note that volunteers are only required on project basis. This is not an ongoing programme.
Only upon request
Labelling of Braille diagrams and books / proof readingTranscribing ‘print’ books into ‘Braille’ books.
Regular volunteers are preferred for this activity
Weekdays 10am to 4pm, minimum 2 hours each week
Provide TuitionLanguage, computer skills, Primary or Secondary levelWeekdays or Weekends, minimum 6 months, 2 or 3 hours a week. Regular volunteers are needed for this activity as our students require consistent help. Note that this activity is done both at our school and on home visits. (Upon request only).
Recreational ActivitiesIndoor/outdoorAd-hoc basis. These may fall on both weekdays and weekends, work and off-work hours
Ad-hoc projectsFundraising/charity events/administrative supportAd-hoc basis
Food Rations DistributionVolunteer needed to help distribute food rations to the needy clientsEvery 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

For more information, please call 6251 4331 ext 605 or email volunteer@savh.org.sg. To sign up as a volunteer, please fill up the Online Volunteer Registration Form.

To understand how you can assist a visually handicapped person in their daily life, you can find more information on Basic Sighted Guide Techniques.