What makes volunteerism so meaningful?
Friends who have spent the time to volunteer shared a few thoughts:
One small act not only rebuilds vulnerable people’s homes, but their lives too,” Liyan, volunteer at Big Love family and children protection centre.
“It’s worth waking up at 4:30am and spend hours packing meal boxes knowing that you’re helping to feed hungry people. Frequently, that meal you’ve packed is the only meal someone gets to eat that day,” Diane, Willing Hearts soup kitchen volunteer.
“Volunteering with the disabled has taught me how we often let the simplest things in life pass us by – happiness,” Li, volunteer at disability support services organization SG Enable.
“What most of us take for granted (e.g. food on our tables) can mean so much to someone else, and volunteering for such a cause not only helps others but helps me stay humbled and grateful for all that I have,” Zara, Food Bank Singapore volunteer.
“Volunteering made me realise how fortunate I am and that I should be grateful for the simplest things in life and be kind to all,’ Mae, The Soup Kitchen Project volunteer.
The ‘Heart of Volunteering’
Depending on the cause dearest to you, here are a handful of ways where you can immerse in the ‘heart of volunteering’ in Singapore.