May 18, 2021

Singapore National Parks: Volunteer

  • Emily Tan Yi Lyn
  • Singapore
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Skill Building

Description

Love spending time surrounded by nature? Passionate about greenery? Then come join us on this journey towards making Singapore our City in Nature.

Whether you are a student, professional, retiree or on a study/career break, we welcome you. Volunteers are important to us, and we value the time and contributions of every one on our volunteer programme.

This partnership with our greenery enthusiasts has allowed us to accomplish much more than we could. Join us and make a difference in our nature areas and green spaces!

Choose from a wide range of volunteer opportunities: 

  • Friends of the Parkslocalized communities representing active stakeholders and volunteers within the park’s ecosystem
  • Citizen ScienceParticipate in organised research efforts to survey the biodiversity around us. The data you help collect can inform decision makers and help to formulate conservation strategies.
  • Community in Bloom: Put your green fingers to good use as you maintain a garden, which includes sowing of seeds, pruning, weeding, fertilising the soil, composting and identifying and labelling plants.
  • Habitat Enhancement: Play an active role in supporting and promoting Singapore’s natural heritage by maintaining and enhancing habitats for our flora and fauna.
  • Horticulture: Work closely with our horticulturists and support them in managing the landscapes in parks and gardens. Take this opportunity to learn more about different plants and their characteristics in our green spaces.
  • Nature & Heritage Education: Be a guide in our parks and gardens, and share your knowledge on history, heritage, as well as flora and fauna with visitors.
  • Outreach & Events: Be involved in preparing for and running exciting events for the community.
  • Visitor Services: Help provide general information to visitors, respond to queries, gather feedback and manage notice boards and brochure stands.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

None

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

1) Volunteers are required to select a Home-base based on their activities preference. A list of Home-bases and the activities available there can be viewed from the hyperlink 'View Home-base Location' on the second page of registration, next to the drop-down list for Home-base Location.

(e.g. Volunteers interested in conservation activities should select Central Nature Reserve, Pulau Ubin or Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as their Home-base).

2) Singapore Botanic Gardens is currently only accepting volunteers as Guides for the guided walks offered by the Gardens. 

3) Volunteers from the Central Nature Reserve, Pulau Ubin, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve will be required to attend an orientation before their volunteering hours are logged. However, they are welcome to sign up for activities and events on a trial basis by contacting the officer-in-charge of the events.

4) Hours from orientation, training and trial activities/events will not be logged as volunteering hours.

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