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Be a kidsREAD Volunteer

Volunteer for kidsRead

Be a kidsREAD volunteer today!

For just an hour a week, volunteers are making a difference through kidsREAD reading sessions for underprivileged children. Like them, you too can experience the satisfaction, friendships and ties that volunteers have established at reading clubs across the island. 

Our volunteers come from all walks of life—students, parent volunteers, seniors as well as working professionals. We also welcome groups (tertiary institutions, corporate organizations) to volunteer at a particular kidsREAD club, in a way adopting the reading club.

It doesn’t take much more than a willingness to give a little time. We will provide all the guidance you need to share with confidence. And the reward of joy that comes from an hour of happy children is all yours to savour.

We are on the lookout for volunteers who:

  1. Are 15 years and above
  2. Have a good command of the English language
  3. Love books
  4. Enjoy reading and interacting with children
  5. Are able to dedicate an hour a week for at least 6 months (as it takes time to get to know the child and for the child to know you and make an impact)

Currently, the following kidsREAD clubs require volunteers. If you fulfil the above criteria and are able to volunteer at these clubs, please drop us an email at kidsREAD@nlb.gov.sg with your details and preferred club(s).

Region

Club name

Day

Time

Vacancies

EastBedok

Bedok Green Primary School

Tues

2–3pm

        3

Thurs

2–3pm

        3

East

CDAC@ Tampines

Every Saturday

10:15am - 11:15am

2 (Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old)

West

CDAC@ Jurong

Every Saturday

10.30am – 11.30am

1 (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)

East

CDAC@ Bedok

Every Saturday

2.00pm – 3.00pm &
3.30pm – 4.30pm

1 vol to help 2 timeslots
(Volunteer needs to be at least 18
years old)

North-west

CDAC@ Yew Tee

Every Sunday

10.30am – 11.30am
(will need this volunteer to help out
at 12pm – 1pm session for a few
weeks before changing to
10.30am session)

12pm – 1pm

1 (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)

1 (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)

North

Vibrance @ Yishun

Every Saturday

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm &
2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

1 vol to help 2 timeslots (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)

Central

CDAC@ Ang Mo Kio

Every Saturday

10.15am – 11.15am

11.45am – 12.45am

1 (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)

1 (Volunteer needs to be at least 18 years old)


Your registration as a volunteer is only complete upon a confirmation from us and the club coordinator. Please visit this website again if there are no clubs that meet your preference in terms of location and schedule.


Last Updated On 12 Aug 2020