Dec 15, 2021

Movement for the Intellectually Disabled Singapore: Volunteer

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


Our mission is to empower and improve the quality of life of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PWIDs) and their families and improve the quality of life for PWIDs by forging strong families, bridging them with the community and growing the movement to champion and advocate for PWIDs.

In line with MINDS vision and mission, our overarching strategy has always been a continual review, improvement, and evolution of our services in anticipation of our clients’ changing needs in their life-cycle. MINDS aims to provide a seamless range of quality services that meet the current and future needs of persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs) and their caregivers and be a leading player and thought leader in the sector.

At MINDS, our volunteers are more than just volunteers – they are friends, advocates, and catalysts of change in the special needs community. We welcome individuals from all walks of life to invest in our cause. A simple act of giving, be it through the gifts of time, talents or treasures, can make an enormous difference to the lives of persons with special needs and their families. Let’s work towards building an inclusive community, together.

Volunteer Positions Available: 

  • Skills-Based Volunteers: have a skill to serve/impart to our clients such as gardening, sports, floral arrangement, carpentry, swimming, etc
  • Centre Buddy: plan activities with our Training Officers, assist clients with basic necessary skills, assistance in maintenance of centre, and be a pillar of support for clients
  • Virtual Activity Coordinator: plan virtual activities for our clients and facilitate session to encourage participation
  • Home Befriender: conduct home visits to clients and engage clients with activities within their homes
  • Group Befriender: join group activities to engage clients and plan outings with other voluteers 
  • Weekend Befriender: encourage beneficiaries to interact with one another, plan and execute programs that allow beneficiaries to learn social and communication skills

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline


Age Range


Minimum Technical Skill Needed

There will be a volunteer onboarding, orientation, and training for each position (except group befriender and weekend befriender)

Time Commitment

  • Skills-Based Volunteers: Min 4 sessions within 3 months
  • Centre Buddy: Min 6 months, Min Weekly, 1-2 hour timeslots on Weekdays
  • Virtual Activity Coordinator: Min fortnightly, 30 mins-1 hour timeslots on Weekdays
  • Home Befriender: Min 10 home visits, 2 hour per visit
  • Group Befriender: Min 6 months, Once a month, Weekdays fromm 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Weekend Befriender: Min 3 months, Every weekend