Volunteer

Volunteer

NTU Service Week Causes

NTU Service Week brings the OneNTU community together to do good for the progress of society. Community service initiatives are under four causes aligned with NTU 2025 strategic plan which lays out the University’s mission in addressing humanity’s grand challenges: mitigating our impact on the environment; harnessing the science, art and technology of learning; addressing technology's impact on humanity; and responding to the needs and challenges of healthy living and ageing. 

In the run-up to the second NTU Service Week in February 2023, a few community care projects have kicked off. Gather fellow alumni, colleagues or family and friends to lend a hand.

Start your volunteering journey by taking part in these projects. More projects will be listed soon.

For the full list of NTU Service Week projects and to sign up as a volunteer, download the Zeles app on the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Tap the NTU icon for the list of community initiatives.

Be sure to key in your volunteer hours in the app! To scale up the impact of your volunteering work, all volunteer hours accumulated from NTU Service Week will automatically be gifted to the NTU Priorities Fund for any use that may be identified by NTU at its sole discretion. *For the avoidance of doubt, you shall not redeem the said volunteer hours for any items under the My Rewards tab nor donate the volunteer hours to any other organisation.

Google

Cyber Safety Workshop

- Smart Learn: Let's Google

In partnership with Kampung Kapor and En Community Services Society

The Cyber Safety Workshop aims to teach seniors how to safely use mobile phone applications, deal with scam calls, or troubleshoot issues on their mobile devices. In this workshop, volunteers will form groups with seniors and teach them on how to use Google and PowerPoint based on a given topic. 

Date: 13 January 2023
Time: 1pm to 4.30pm
Venue: 2 Kallang Avenue, #06-14, CT HUB, Singapore 339407

Instagram

Cyber Safety Workshop

- Smart Learn: Instagram

In partnership with Kampung Kapor and En Community Services Society

In this workshop, volunteers will form groups with seniors and teach them on how to use and create a post on Instagram.

Date: 24 February 2023
Time: 1pm to 4.30pm
Venue: 2 Kallang Avenue, #06-14, CT HUB, Singapore 339407

 

Animation Graphic Design

Animation/Motion Graphics for Tinkle Friend/Bully-Free Digital Assembly Talks 2023

In partnership with Singapore Children's Society

The digital assembly talk videos incorporate animation and motion graphics to deliver content in a child-friendly manner and will be provided to primary schools for the year 2023. Each volunteer will undertake the role of an Animator/Volunteer Motion Graphics Designer to complete one or more animation/motion graphics projects independently in their own time and space.

Date: Ongoing until 31 December 2022
Time: At your own time and pace

Digital Heritage Project

Lasting Memories Digital Heritage Project (LMDHP)

LMDHP brings together school-days archival material, and is a ground-up drive to collect, record and document memorabilia, photos, and stories from the 1960s from alumni about their student days.

St Luke's ElderCare

Seniors Befriending at St Luke's ElderCare

Various Centres in Singapore (Weekdays)

Befriend seniors at any various St Luke's ElderCare Centres on weekdays (any day between Monday and Friday). This can be one-time volunteering, or you can volunteer multiple times during weekdays. Volunteers are to befriend the seniors by engaging in conversations and interactive activities.

Date: 1 November 2022 to 28 February 2023
Time: 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Various Centres


St Luke's ElderCare

Seniors Befriending at St Luke's ElderCare

Various Centres in Singapore (Weekends)

Befriend seniors at any various St Luke's ElderCare Centres on Saturday. This can be one-time volunteering, or you can volunteer multiple times on any of the Saturdays. Volunteers are to befriend the seniors by engaging in conversations and interactive activities.

Date: 5 November 2022 to 26 February 2023
Time: 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Ang Mo Kio / Yishun / Punggol

Care-and-Share Workshops with various charities

Care-and-Share Workshops with various charities

Volunteers show care by offering social interactions, outings, conduct craftwork with beneficiaries; the charities also mentor the volunteers on how to be better caregivers. 

Caring for Carers

Caring for Carers

With the high stress related to caring for others, caregivers need support too. Volunteers can help facilitate the talks and offer a listening ear to the beneficiaries. Charities in this field will offer tips on self-care to give caregivers greater support in their caregiving journey.

Care Walk

Care Walk

Organised by NTU University Wellbeing Office

Play an active role in increasing awareness in the post-graduate community about NTU’s wellbeing resources by visiting hall residents door-to-door regularly and engaging in meaningful conversations.

Campfire Chat

Campfire Chat

Organised by Peer Helping Programme (PHP)

Facilitate a PHP Campfire Chat for students to discuss student life and mental wellness. Open to existing volunteers of NTU's PHP.

Community Food Packing

Community Food Packing

In partnership with Food from the Heart

Volunteers will sort and pack various food items to be given to nursing homes, seniors and underprivileged families staying in one-room rental flats.

Date: 20 January 2023 | 24 February 2023
Time: 2.30pm to 5pm
Venue: 130 Joo Seng Road, #03-01, Singapore 368357

MSF Community Link Volunteer

MSF ComLink - Needs Assessment Exercise

Organised by the Ministry of Social and Family Development

Sign up to be a volunteer to conduct a needs assessment survey organised by MSF. You will reach out to residents staying in 3-room flats in the Jurong West area. The survey will give MSF insights into issues that residents staying in these areas are concerned about, such as healthcare, education, employment, social functioning, and mental wellbeing.

Date: 26 November 2022
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: Jurong Spring, Taman Jurong, Boon Lay and Nanyang Divisions

Volunteering

Migrant Workers Outreach

Volunteers to offer welfare packs and bring migrant workers on outings to see a bit more of Singapore and improve the welfare of migrant workers in Singapore.

Blood Donation Drive

Blood Donation Drive

NTU Red Cross Society will be organising a blood donation drive in the week of Giving Day (23 March 2023). Blood is needed to save lives in times of emergencies and to sustain the lives of those with medical conditions. Your efforts can save lives.

Food Donation Drive

Food Donation Drive

Coordinated by the University Advancement Office (UAO)

Say No to Food Waste! Join hands with UAO for a campus-wide Food Donation Drive from now to March 2023. We appeal for non-expired (minimum 3 months to expiry date), non-perishable and nourishing food items to be donated to feed the hungry and those from needy households.

Date: Ongoing till 31 March 2023
Drop-off Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: University Advancement Office, 76 Nanyang Drive, N2.1-B4-06 [Same building as McDonald’s]

 

Plastics Recycling Bear

Plastics Recycling Bear

In partnership with Earth Observatory of Singapore

Collect plastic bottles and drop them at the life-sized Recycling Bear located at the Earth Observatory of Singapore take a photo with the bear and post it on social media with the hashtag #NTUsgServiceWeek.

Date: Ongoing till 31 March 2023
Drop-off Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU 50 Nanyang Avenue, Block N2-01a-15


Pick Up Litter for a Good Cause

Pick up Litter for a Good Cause

Walk, jog or hike and pick up trash along the way to keep our environment clean and green.

Date: Ongoing till 31 March 2023
Time: At your own time and pace
Venue: At your preferred location

Beach Clean-Up

Beach Clean-Up

Carry out a beach clean-up at any of the beaches for a greener Singapore. Pick a beach or park to do your part to make our precious leisure places clean and beautiful for families to enjoy.

Textile Recycling Drive

NTUAC x Greensquare Textile Recycling Drive

Organised by NTU Alumni Club (NTUAC)

Donate your pre-loved clothes that are in condition as you declutter your wardrobe.

Date: 9 January 2023 to 10 February 2023
Drop-off Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: NTU Alumni Club, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, Executive Centre, #06-07, Singapore 138664

You are welcome to propose volunteering projects that fall within the four focus areas to the following NTU staff:

  • If you reside in China and wish to contribute a volunteering activity for NTU Service Week, please reach out to Mr Jensen Tan at jensentan@ntu.edu.sg, who will guide you through the registration process.
  • If you reside in Singapore and wish to contribute a volunteering activity for NTU Service Week or participate in any of the volunteering activities to be held between Q4/2022 to Q1/2023, please reach out to Ms Joyce Leow at joyce.leow@ntu.edu.sg, who will guide you through the registration process.

How to Volunteer

Download App

Search for ‘Zeles VMS’ in your App Store or Google Play Store. This app can be downloaded and used outside Singapore.

For Apple Users:

Download Zeles App_Apple-StoreFor Android Users:Download Zeles App_Google-Play

Register for a Zeles account (first-timer user) or log in to your Zeles account (existing user)

  • Click ‘Sign Up’ to register or Click ‘Login’ for existing users.
  • Ensure that the email address entered is valid as it will be used as your login ID.
  • Mandatory fields in addition to email: salutation, name, year of birth, education level, mobile number.
  • These details are needed as some service initiatives have volunteer pre-requisites. In some instances, a contact number is needed for communication purposes.
  • Indicate in the ‘Remarks’ field if you are an NTU Alumnus, NTU Faculty, NTU Staff or NTU Supporter.

Important Note: By signing up, you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions as well as the Zeles platform terms and conditions. You can read Zeles’ terms and condition on the app login page.

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Search and Select ‘Nanyang Technological University’ to see the service initiatives featured under NTU Service Week.

  • Select ‘Volunteer’ from the bottom menu.
  • List of 'Non-Profits/VHOs' logos will be shown.
  • Look for and click the Nanyang Technological University logo.
  • Once you are on the page, you can also click ‘Follow’ then ‘Join’ to be notified of relevant news and activities.

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Click ‘Activities’ for the list of NTU Service Week initiatives which you can contribute to or volunteer for.

  • Select and click any initiative from the list that you would like to volunteer for.
  • Ensure that you read the details and requirements of the initiative that you want to volunteer for.
  • Click ‘Sign Up’.
  • Depending on the nature of the initiative or activity, you can be assigned as ‘Member/ Skilled volunteer/ General volunteer/Attendant’.
  • Upon signing up, you will receive an email confirmation and/or phone notification if the registration is successful.

Important Note: In the unlikely event that you are unable to fulfil your volunteering commitment, select ‘Disenroll’ before the actual volunteering date.

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After you have fulfilled your volunteering commitment, record your attendance.

  • Go to ‘My Activities’.
  • Select ‘Enter Activity Code’ to clock your attendance or if a QR Code is provided, you can select ‘Enter via QR Code’.
  • For some initiatives, you may be required to enter other additional information such as: Attended Date, Attended Time, Attended Hours Spent and Remarks. You can also rate your volunteering experience (1–5-star rating scale).
  • You can request for an attendance certificate after your have clocked your attendance.
  • You can view your volunteering activities and total volunteer hours under your ‘Profile’.
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