How can I start volunteering with Singapore Red Cross?
Sign up as a volunteer at our Volunteer Portal (volunteer.redcross.sg). Once the account is active, you may update your profile, interest, and availability; and begin your volunteering journey with us. You may also take up a paid membership with the Singapore Red Cross on a subscribing or lifetime basis.
I already registered as Volunteer / Member. What's next?
With an active account as Singapore Red Cross Volunteer/Member, you may log-in to the SRC Volunteer Portal and access all available volunteering opportunities based on your confirmed interests, skills, volunteer roles, and availability. Please make sure that you indicate all the volunteer roles that you are interested in to get notified. (MyInterest page in the Volunteer Portal).
Do you issue volunteering certificate or testimonial?
As a general practice, the Singapore Red Cross Society does not issue certificates of membership, testimonials, or provide endorsement of supporting documents for applications. We may, however, provide you with a Letter of Service Hours that indicates the number of volunteering hours you have completed with the Singapore Red Cross.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a Letter of Service Hours.
How can I secure a Singapore Red Cross volunteer T-shirt?
If the volunteer activity you are participating in requires you to be in the Singapore Red Cross Volunteer T-shirt, the staff in-charge will issue the t-shirt to all first-time volunteers before the start of the activity. If you require a replacement of a damaged or worn-out T-shirt, you may request from the activity's staff-in-charge before the date of deployment.
How can I sign-up for a volunteering event?
Log-in to your Singapore Red Cross Volunteer Portal account. Indicate your availability and interest in volunteering roles, and browse through the volunteering opportunities on the Events page that are filtered specifically for you and your confirmed roles. If you are unable to attend the volunteering event that you signed up for, kindly unregister to avoid "No Show"status in your profile.
What are the available group/corporate volunteering opportunity?
Is there a time commitment to volunteer?
Time commitment depends on your availability. However, certain SRC Programmes and volunteer roles, especially those beneficiary-facing (i.e. Befriender, Tutor/Mentor, etc), will require more regular commitment as it entails forming and maintaining relationships with beneficiaries. Regular volunteering roles with no time commitment and ad-hoc volunteering roles are also available.
Further information will be given during the Volunteer Induction Sessions (VIS) by the Programme Managers and/or Volunteer Leaders.
Must I be a certified First Aider in order to volunteer?
While it is not mandatory, all members are encouraged to sign up for the Standard First Aid + AED Provider course which is conducted by the Singapore Red Cross Academy (SRCA).
Volunteers must be First Aid certified to volunteer in SRC’s first aid- related programmes (e.g. First Aider On Wheels programme, Community First Aid coverage, deployment abroad for overseas missions).
For other events and programmes, SRC will provide briefings and specific training to ensure that volunteers are service-ready (equipped with necessary skill sets and knowledge) before deployment.
Can I volunteer first without completing the Volunteer Induction Session?
Volunteer Induction Session (VIS) is mandatory for newly signed-up volunteers. While the VIS is mandatory, it is not a prerequisite to start your volunteering journey with us. You can sign up and volunteer at our events such as Flag Day, International Bazaar, World Blood Donor Day, etc.
These events do not require any specialised skill sets and volunteers are typically only required to attend a briefing session prior to the deployment. If you possess specific skill sets (e.g. first aid certified), you may start volunteering with SRC programmes while waiting for the next induction session.
How can I be notified of volunteering opportunities?
There are two channels to find out about available volunteering opportunities
1) SRC Volunteer Portal
When you log in to the Volunteer Portal (vp.redcross.sg) you will be able to view and register for upcoming volunteering opportunities. Please ensure your profile details are updated (including licenses and certifications), and that you have selected the roles you are interested in volunteering as. This will provide you access to view and register for upcoming events / opportunities tailored to your volunteering interests.
2) Email listing
Email is one of the main mode of communications SRC uses to communicate with our stakeholders. Once your registration is complete, you will be automatically added into our mailing list. You will receive email updates on the latest happenings in SRC, and also upcoming training and volunteering opportunities for you to partake in.
To avoid missing out on any email correspondence from Singapore Red Cross, you may want to whitelist email@example.com.
Is there any available training for volunteers?
An in-depth programme orientation and/or relevant programme-specific training will be made available to you. Some will require your commitment to the programme before training is provided. The Volunteer Management department, on the other hand, will only provide generic skill-based training and volunteer leadership training to qualified committed volunteers.
Is volunteer training FREE?
Most of the volunteer training, especially those provided by the Volunteer Management department (i.e. Volunteer Induction, Volunteer Skills Training, Volunteer Leadership) are free to attend - although some may require you to meet certain criteria before you can be accepted into the courses.
Some SRC programmes offer in-depth training to better prepare volunteers for their specialised deployment, whether locally or overseas. Please check with your Programme Managers if payment is required.
What is the Volunteer Induction Session (VIS)?
Volunteer Induction Session (previously known as Basic Training) is the mandatory orientation for all newly signed-up volunteers. It is conducted at least once a month, and prepares you with information you need to start your volunteering journey with us.
This 2-hour orientation will acquaint you with the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), our services, programmes, volunteers' code of conduct, and the types of volunteering opportunities available. It is also an opportunity for you as a new volunteers to get to know other volunteers, share experiences, develop a well-knit and supportive climate and kickstart your volunteering journey with SRC.
VIS schedules are available at volunteer portal.
If I have already volunteered with the Red Cross/Red Crescent in other countries, do I still need to attend the Volunteer Induction Session (VIS)?
Yes. Although all national societies are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, there are differences in the services, structure, culture, and code of conduct between each society. As such, if you are a new volunteer with the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), you will need to be acquainted with our programmes, guidelines, and practices as well.
Is SRC Membership open to all?
Yes. Membership to the Society is open to any person who adheres to the principles of the Red Cross Movement and SRC Constitution.
What are the types of Memberships?
You need to be at least 18 years old and above in order to sign up as an Ordinary Member (OM). Ordinary Members shall be eligible to attend Annual General Meetings (AGM), speak, vote, nominate, second nominations, and hold elective office - provided they have attained their eighteenth birthday at the time of the AGM.
Is payment required to complete my Membership application?
Yes, payment of the Membership Application Fee is necessary to register as an Ordinary Member.
Your Membership Application will ONLY be processed, and subsequently forwarded for the SRC Council’s endorsement during the next available quarterly Council Meeting, after you have completed the Membership Application process.
Subscribing Member (5 years) - $ 50.00
Life Member - $ 300.00
How do I make payment of the Membership Application Fee?
Application and appointment-booking to pay the application fee can be done through the Volunteer Portal (vp.redcross.sg). You may choose to make payment via the following methods:
Do ensure that you have sufficient cash as there will be no NETS or ATM available at the building. If you are unable to make cash payment at the stipulated time slot, you may appoint a proxy (Family member or friend) to make payment on your behalf.
Please mail your cheque to Singapore Red Cross, 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486 (Attention to Volunteer Management Department)
Kindly indicate "Membership Payment" at the back of the cheque.
Online payments via Credit/Debit Card will be made available soon.
What will I get once my Membership application is approved?
Ordinary Members (Life Members & Subscribing Members) will receive a Membership Welcome Package via SingPost Registered Article delivery upon completion and approval of their Membership application by the SRC Council during its quarterly meetings.
The Membership Package include:
Red Cross Collar Pin
First Aid Kit
Ordinary Members have the responsibility of ensuring a well functioning society by serving in various capacities within the Council, operating committees, and/or advisory panels; and attending the Annual General Meeting where you may speak, vote, nominate and hold an elective office.