To Volunteer

To volunteer, please contact us at 6807 8964 or fill out the Volunteer Application Form

For more information, please contact volunteers@yishunhospital.com.sg


About Us

Volunteer With Us

We collaborate with our community partners and engage volunteers to support our patients and their families. You too, can play an important role in their journey to recovery.

Yishun Health’s volunteer programme taps on the community’s resources to enhance patients’ recuperation and help smooth their transition back to home and into the community.

As Friends of Yishun Health, you will be introduced to a wide range of volunteer opportunities for you to sign up to contribute into the community.

There are many ways you can make a difference to the lives of our patients and the community.

Our volunteer programmes are currently on hold until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

For Individuals

Have extra time and want to spend it meaningfully?  You can choose how you want to spend your time with our patients. You do not need special skills as you will be guided by staff and fellow volunteers. 

For a meaningful experience, we hope you will be able to contribute at least two hours per session, for a period of six months. Of course, you can discuss with us to work out a schedule that suits you.


How you can help

Sunshine Buddy

As a patient advocate and an ambassador of Yishun Health, you will:

  • Help patients, caregivers and the public find their way around the Yishun Health campus.
  • Direct them to appropriate services and staff who can best assist them
  • Answer general queries and translation of non-medical information in various languages/dialects
  • Support the wards by serving meals and assisting patients with simple needs
  • Interact with patients and caregivers to provide them support or a listening ear
  • Share healthy tips with patients and encourage self-care

Training will be provided.

Minimum of 2 hours per week

Weekdays / Saturdays

Advance Care Planning

You will help to spread awareness of ACP and encourage people to do ACP.

You will man the ACP booth in the KTPH Lobby and interact with patients and the public when they approach the booth, and give out flyers.

Training on ACP will be provided.

ACP Booth Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

Mealtime Support

You will assist with serving of meals to patients, basic feeding and offer companionship during mealtime.

Training will be provided.

Any day of the week

11:30am to 12:45pm

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Mealtime Live Music

Music helps to lift the spirit.

You can play familiar tunes on the piano or other musical instruments for patients during their mealtimes.

Singers can provide vocal accompaniment.

 

Any day of the week

11:30am to 12:45pm

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Horticulture Therapy

Nature has a healing effect, and growing plants encourage social interaction and help improve patients’ wellbeing

You will learn and share with patients about the health benefits of plants and herbs, and help them grow their own pot.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Help patients to pot the plants.
  • Keep patients engaged and motivated.

Every Wednesday

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Mobile Library

A good way to befriend patients is by sharing reading materials with them.

Duties include:

  • Push the book cart around the wards to recommend and lend books to patients.
  • Share with them and engage them in a dialogue.

Every Wednesday

10:00am to 11:30am

PlayKaki

PlayKaki aims to focus patients’ attention, especially among the elderly, on “what I can do” rather than “what I can’t do”.

You will help them rehabilitate through physical activities, such as simple group exercises and mini sports matches.

You will undergo training and competency tests conducted by our Rehab/therapist team.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Transfer and porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Conduct the session.
  • Motivate patients to participate.

Every Saturday

9:00am to 12:00pm

Artwards

Artwork helps patients take the boredom out of their hospital stay and express their creativity.

You will help facilitate the art therapy sessions.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Help patients to pot the plants.

Every Saturday

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Paper Quilling

Making artwork with strips of paper using a quilling tool involves the patient's motor skills and helps improve their mental focus.

You will assist patients in making the paper quilling artwork.

Training will be provided.

Alternate Saturdays

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Japanese Pastel Art

Everyone, young or old, can create a simple yet beautiful art in just 20 minutes. This art form helps to bring peace, harmony and hope to patients.

You will assist patients during these therapeutic art sessions.

Training will be provided.

Once a month (Monday)

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Chess / Board Games / Mahjong

Playing board games keeps the mind active.

You will play games with the patients, talk to them and befriend them.

All game sets will be provided.

Any day of the week

At least 1 hour per session

Befriending / Patient Sitting

Sometimes, patients just need someone to keep them company.

You will help to keep an eye on them and talk to them.

Training will be provided.

Any day of the week

At least 1 hour per session

Patient Escort

Elderly patients and those who have difficulty moving around may need help when they go for medical appointments.

You will accompany patients to KTPH or other hospitals for outpatient appointments.

Ad-hoc basis: We will contact you at least 3 days ahead to book your time.

Ageing-In-Place Community Care

You will provide psychosocial support to patients through regular home visits.

Core duty:

  • Befriending

Other duties may include:

  • Monitor patient’s vital signs e.g. blood pressure
  • Remind patient to take medication
  • Carry out simple exercises with the patient
  • Engage patient in activities e.g. board games, handicraft
  • Accompany patient for appointments/ errands
  • Look out for issues that the patient might be facing, including medical, social and home environment, and give prompt feedback to our staff

The first visit will be scheduled on a weekday morning/afternoon, i.e. office hours, so as to tag along with our staff for an introductory home visit. For subsequent visits, you can arrange it at your convenience, as long as the patient is available.

There should be minimally 1 visit every 2 weeks, with each visit lasting at least 40 minutes.  To build rapport with the patients, we hope you can commit for minimally 6 months.

Gardening

We grow edible plants in our gardens for public sale and our patients’ meals. Through this, we also hope to encourage active ageing among our seniors.

You will help with the planting and maintenance of the gardens.

Note: there is no patient interaction or involvement for this activity.

Weekdays

9:00am to 11:00am

Care Support @ ADMC

To assist patients/visitors in areas such as Blood Pressure / Weight/ Height measurement. You can also help them to navigate the way around the clinic/hospital.

Training will be provided.

Mondays to Saturdays (exclude Public Holidays)

8:00am to 11:00am

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Sunshine Buddy

You will help in the wards and clinics

Duties include:

  • Help patients and their families find their way around.
  • Help visitors find their way around and direct them to the right service.
  • Translate basic instructions /directions (in English and dialects) for patients and caregivers at the clinic counters or wards (non-medical related).
  • Serve meals and assist patients with simple needs during busy ward hours.
  • Answer general enquiries and/or direct them to the relevant staff.
  • Lend a listening ear to patients and caregivers.

Training will be provided.

2 hours per week

Weekdays / Saturdays

Advance Care Planning

You will help to spread awareness of ACP and encourage people to do ACP.

You will man the ACP booth in the KTPH Lobby and interact with patients and the public when they approach the booth, and give out flyers.

Training on ACP will be provided.

ACP Booth Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

Mealtime Support

You will assist patients who need help to move to the communal dining area, serve meals and offer companionship and reassurance.

Training will be provided.

Any day of the week

11:30am to 12:45pm

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Mealtime Live Music

Music helps to lift the spirit.

You can play familiar tunes on the piano or other musical instruments for patients during their mealtimes.

Singers can provide vocal accompaniment.

Daily

11:30am to 1:30pm

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Horticulture Therapy

Nature has a healing effect, and growing plants encourage social interaction and help improve patients’ wellbeing

You will learn and share with patients about the health benefits of plants and herbs, and help them grow their own pot.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Help patients to pot the plants.
  • Keep patients engaged and motivated.

Every Wednesday

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Mobile Library

A good way to befriend patients is by sharing reading materials with them.

Duties include:

  • Push the book cart around the wards to recommend and lend books to patients.
  • Share with them and engage them in a dialogue.

Every Wednesday

10:00am to 11:30am

PlayKaki

PlayKaki aims to focus patients’ attention, especially among the elderly, on “what I can do” rather than “what I can’t do”.

You will help them rehabilitate through physical activities, such as simple group exercises and mini sports matches.

You will undergo training and competency tests conducted by our Rehab/therapist team.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Transfer and porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Conduct the session.
  • Motivate patients to participate.

Every Saturday

9:00am to 12:00pm

Artwards

Artwork helps patients take the boredom out of their hospital stay and express their creativity.

You will help facilitate the art therapy sessions.

Duties include:

  • Setup and cleanup.
  • Porter patients from ward to venue.
  • Help patients to pot the plants.

Every Saturday

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Paper Quilling

Making artwork with strips of paper using a quilling tool involves the patient's motor skills and helps improve their mental focus.

You will assist patients in making the paper quilling artwork.

Training will be provided.

Alternate Saturdays

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Japanese Pastel Art

Everyone, young or old, can paint simple yet beautiful art in just 20 minutes whether they are gifted or not. This art form helps to bring peace, harmony and hope to patients.

You will assist in the therapeutic art sessions.

Training will be provided.

Once a month (Monday)

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Chess / Board Games / Mahjong

Playing board games keeps the mind active.

You will play games with the patients, talk to them and befriend them.

All game sets will be provided.

Any day of the week

At least 1 hour per session

Befriending / Patient Sitting

Sometimes, patients just need someone to keep them company.

You will help to keep an eye on them and talk to them.

Training will be provided.

Any day of the week

At least 1 hour per session

Patient Escort

Elderly patients and those who have difficulty moving around may need help when they go for medical appointments.

You will accompany patients to KTPH or other hospitals for outpatient appointments.

Ad-hoc basis: We will contact you at least 3 days ahead to book your time.

Ageing-In-Place Community Care

You will make home visits to patients.

Duties include:

  • Befriending.
  • Monitor patient’s vital signs e.g. blood pressure.
  • Remind patient to take medication.
  • Do simple exercises with the patient.
  • Engage patient in activities e.g. board games, handicraft.
  • Accompany patient for appointments/ errands.
  • Look out for issues that the patient might be facing, including medical, social and home environment, and give prompt feedback to our staff.

If you can come on a weekday (morning or afternoon), we invite you to join our nurses for introductory visit(s). When you are ready, you may schedule subsequent visits on your own at your convenience.

As it takes time to build rapport with the patients, we hope you will commit to at least 6 months and to fulfil:

Minimum 1 session (2 visits) per week, each visit lasting at least 40 minutes

Gardening

We grow edible plants in our gardens for public sale and our patients’ meals. Through this, we also hope to encourage active ageing among our seniors.

You will help with the planting and maintenance of the gardens.

Note: there is no patient interaction or involvement for this activity.

Weekdays

9:00am to 11:00am

Care Support @ ADMC

This programme aims to make healthcare easily accessible to the community.

No experience is needed; training will be provided.

Training will be provided.

Weekdays

8:00am to 11:00am

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Community Health

You will help in community health events and activities

You will assist with tasks such as registration, crowd control, surveys and data entry during health screening.

You can also join our nurses for home visits.

Weekdays (morning or afternoon)

To Volunteer

To volunteer, please contact us at 6807 8964 or fill out the Volunteer Application Form

For more information, please visit volunteers@yishunhospital.com.sg