Singapore Red Cross is dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting human lives and dignity and responding to emergencies.
Our vast network of donors, volunteers, employees and partners contribute to our lifesaving mission by serving in the following services and programmes:
The disabled are supported with food, home monitoring and transport services. We also run Singapore's only home for those with severe and multiple disabilities, and offer specialised day care services for clients who can go home to their families.
Children and youth are given supplementary educational and enrichment programmes to nurture and empower them for a better tomorrow.
Others who have fallen through the cracks are offered essential help in the interim via targeted aid, basic healthcare and social assistance.
At the Singapore Red Cross, first aid duties are our way of protecting the community.
Currently, Singapore Red Cross provides more than 10,000 man hours of service every year, working with hundreds of certified First Aiders, among whom the champion could commit up to some 200 hours of service per year.
Our volunteer befrienders not only provide food vouchers for families to put nutritious food on the table, they also provide weekly quality home-based tuition based on a structured curriculum for children aged nine to 12 to provide them with the opportunity to advance in life. Besides that, our volunteers also offer home-based storytelling for children aged four to eight years old to enhance their literacy and confidence in the English language during their formative years.
CHoW is a volunteer-driven initiative that is supported by some 60 healthcare professionals from the nursing, allied health, social work and psychosocial sectors. They visit different parts of Singapore to provide essential services that complement the nation’s healthcare network, making medical support more accessible, and ensuring better continuity of care for patients.
During emergencies, we play an auxiliary role to the Singapore government in response to disasters. We mobilise first aiders and blood donors to support government health services.
We focus on three main functions in the National Blood Programme:> Recruitment, Retention and Recognition of blood donors> Promotion and Education on the importance of blood donation> Organisation of bloodmobile drives in the community
Singapore Red Cross Academy conducts a wide range of standard and specialised First Aid courses for volunteers and the community, to empower them to respond to emergencies, at home and abroad. We also hold regular talks in communities and organisations to create awareness about the importance of first aid and to work towards the goal of having a first aider in every home