Looking for potential volunteer opportunities in Singapore? Look no further! futr.sg has compiled all conservation, environmental, sustainable and green volunteer opportunities in Singapore for you to put in that heart work.
(List is updated every month. Last updated: 09 February 2023)
Singapore Environment Council
Launched in 2011, the Earth Helpers programme promotes environmental volunteerism among the general public and corporations. Volunteers from all walks of life can choose from a selection of projects within different community and industry groups.
The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) was established in 1995 as an independently managed, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO).
NParks is Singapore’s lead agency for greenery, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife and animal health, welfare, and management. They work closely with the community and the respective authorities to enhance the quality of our living environment through activities such as educational and outreach programs, managing Singapore’s 400 parks, and more.
Started in 2007, TeamSeagrass is a collaboration with the National Biodiversity Centre of the National Parks Board and international Seagrass-Watch, the largest scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and monitoring program in the world.
Currently, the team has a small volunteer group of about 200 volunteers – all dedicated to monitoring the seagrasses in Singapore!
Celebrating Singapore Shores
Marine Life Conservation
A community platform that brings together the Singapore marine community and celebrate Singapore’s shores. Started in 2018 after celebrating the International Year of the Reef 2018, Celebrating Singapore Shores goes on after 2018!
Our Singapore Reefs
Marine Life Conservation
Established in 2017 by a community of divers, Our Singapore Reefs is an organisation aiming to promote awareness about Singapore’s marine biodiversity, provide a platform for academics, businesses, NGOs, and agencies to work together, and empower the public with means to conserve and protect Singapore’s reefs.
Restore Ubin Mangrove (R.U.M.)
Join Members of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) initiative and take part in restoration and outreach activities promoting the conservation & awareness of Pulau Ubin’s mangroves! Volunteers also help with surveys, propagule collection, test planting, restoration work, and monitoring before, during, and after restoration.
Green Nudge first started out as a project idea when founder Li Seng wanted to make mass events more sustainable. Now one of the leading green social enterprises in Singapore, Green Nudge organises cleanups, workshops, learning journeys, training and consultancy services.
National Environment Agency
As the leading public organisation responsible for ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for Singapore, NEA works to improve and sustain a clean environment, promote sustainability and resource efficiency, maintain high public health standards, provide timely and reliable meteorological information, and encourage a vibrant hawker culture for all in Singapore.
Package Pals is an initiative founded on the principles of Reduce and Reuse. Package Pals aims to give single-use packaging new life by collecting & distributing 2nd-hand packaging to local businesses for reuse.
The Sustainability Project
Started off as a blog in 2017 to share knowledge about sustainability, The Sustainability Project’s now aims to transform everyone to be an advocate for a better planet through education, inspiration and being changemakers in the community.
Zero Waste SG
Zero Waste SG is a charity and non-governmental organisation advocating for zero waste in Singapore by engaging the public and corporates on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) in areas of food waste, plastic disposables, household recycling and organisational waste.
The Food Bank Singapore
Established in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) has been working to eradicate food insecurity in Singapore by 2025. Bridging donors and beneficiaries by collecting and distributing food, volunteer activities also include the Food Rescue Project, which involves the collection, packing and distribution of unwanted, perishable food.
Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)
Founded in 2007 to continue the workd Dr. Jane Goodall’s work in Singapore, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) focuses on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of the environment, its wildlife and to safeguard the planet we all share. Volunteer activities include film making, becoming a ‘monkey guard’, engaging in events & operations, and more!
Nature Society Singapore
Run by volunteers, Nature Society Singapore is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. Volunteering opportunities include organising nature appreciation activities like guided nature walks, bird and butterfly watching, and eco-trips, conducting conservation projects and surveys, and more.
Trash Hero Singapore
Trash Hero Singapore creates sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste, and reduce future waste in Singapore! Volunteer opportunities include social media and content creation, fundraising, participating in weekly clean ups and more!
Waterways Watch Society
Committed to fostering appreciation and promoting conservation of Singapore’s environment, Waterways Watch Singapore (WWS) brings Singaporeans together to love Singapore’s waters and inspire stewardship for the environment. From weekly patrols to clean up activities, WWS has volunteering activities suitable for all ages.
World Wildlife Fund
Founded in 2006, WWF Singapore engages individuals and organisations in Singapore, motivating them towards making a positive change in their lives and business operations. Focusing on awareness campaigns and outreach activities, WWF Singapore educates Singaporeans on how simple actions can add up and make a big difference to our environment and safeguard the world’s biodiversity.
Started in 2016, Plastic-Lite Singapore is a volunteer group aimed at inspiring Singaporeans to adopt an environmentally conscious, plastic-lite lifestyle. Join as a volunteer to take part in regular run talks and roadshows, or help out with their programmes Bounce Bags, No Straw Tuesdays and Let’s Talk Climate!
City Sprouts is a social enterprise that works to rejuvenate Singapore’s urban spaces. From events and workshops to green spaces, City Sprouts’ volunteers help to volunteers maintain the City Sprouts farm and assist in projects such as the community compost heap and food waste management program. City Sprouts also develops educational programmaes for socially-minded individuals and businesses, creating communities that inform, educate and support action on social and environmental issues.
Otolith Enrichment is an education company focusing on the areas of aquaculture, agriculture and environmental science. Inspired by the structures found in the inner ear bones of vertebrates that help animals listen and find balance, or otoliths, Otolith Enrichment aims to do the same – help you listen and find balance with nature!
Started in 2017, Climate Conversations is an outreach program concerned with effectively engaging SIngaporeans, creating a safe sapce for meaningful discussions about oru responsibilities to the planet and what it means to protect our loved ones in the future. Based on research and personal connections. Climate Conversations aims to inspire people to act systematically and collectively to bring about meaningful change.
The Green Volunteers
Started in November 1997 to increase public participation in environmental protection, The Green Volunteers provide a range of programmes to turn awareness into action. It is available for all sectors of the community, ranging from students to retirees.
Social Innovation Park
Since 2006, the organisation hopes to raise a global community of positive change-makers who practise socially responsible and mindful leadership. Intending to cultivate a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world, Social Innovation Park runs multiple projects to create an inclusive and sustainable impact on the lives of many others.
Animal Lover League
As one of the largest and longest-serving “No-kill” shelters in Singapore, Animal Lovers League (ALL) provides dedicated care and forever love for the 500 vagrant strays, abandoned, traumatised, abused and rescued cats and dogs they are responsible for. ALL hope to encourage the public to adopt instead of purchasing, endeavouring to rejoin the animals with loving and committed families.
Olio is an app that connects neighbours, local businesses and community members together to share surplus food and lessen food wastage. As a volunteer, you collect food from businesses to prevent it from going to waste by listing the food on the organizationalributing it.
Divert for 2nd Life
A zero-waste recovery group, Divert for 2nd Life (D2L) aims to divert items that hold potential for a second life from heading into the bin, specialising in recovering unsellable items with a shelf life that would otherwise have been disposed of.
Established in 2008, Ground-Up Initiative’s (GUI) goal is to connect people with Nature, Self and Others. They aim to build a space to rear connectedness, creativity and risk-taking, aspiring to create a 21st-century Kampung Culture that cultivates holistic solutions for a happier and more sustainable future. Volunteers support tasks required to upkeep the organisation and campus, fostering a place to practise lifelong capacities and experience sustainable living.
Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Mandai Wildlife Group plays an active role in animal conservation efforts on a global scale. Suitable volunteers can help in a wide range of tasks, from helping to create meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences for guests to taking care of the actual animals themselves. Through this, awareness for endangered species can be raised.
Singapore Discovery Centre
A non-profit organisation, Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) aims to share the Singapore Story by rousing an interest on how to help contribute to the future of Singapore. Volunteers are able to share their passions in creating a sustainable Singapore while simultaneously demonstrating to guests how they can contribute, thus helping to provide a mind-and-heart-engaging learning experience that engages multiple senses.
Food from the Heart
Food from the Heart aims to alleviate hunger by providing the less fortunate with reliable, consistent and sustainable food support through their food distribution programmes which help in saving food meant for the bins. Volunteers can help with sorting, packing and/or distributing food or toys through the various programmes they have in place.
“Frux Earth aims to bring to life the farm-to-table concept by using fish waste and other beneficial bacteria to produce an ecosystem of sustainable green crops and freshwater fishes. Volunteers will be tasked to help with a variety of tasks, from harvesting and packing of vegetables to general farm maintenance.”
As a ground-up initiative that started in 2020, Project Hills offers various levels of support to those living in public rental housing estates, like Mei Ling Street, Stirling Road and Kim Tian Place. They aim to give short-term assistance like rations and food distribution, to more long-term support by educating, empowering and encouraging residents to explore different career options.
EB Impact is a non-profit organisation committed to pushing UN Sustainable Development Goals through various training and programmes they have in place.
Free Food For All
Started in 2014, Free Food For All now serves over 144,000 beneficiaries weekly, delivering free nutritious food and groceries to the underprivileged across all races and religions. The organisation aims to minimise food insecurity and food waste, as well as help individuals move out of poverty.
With a strict “no-kill” policy, ACRES rescues, treats, and rehabilitates hundreds of wild animals annually. Some come from the illegal exotic pet trade and others are native to forests and have been discovered hurt, disoriented, or confused. Join more than 20,000 volunteers and supporters in fostering a society that is compassionate and caring.
Exclusively Mongrels supports and promotes mongrel welfare by spotting mongrel survivors found in extreme situations and hardships. Since the organisation does not have a shelter (they firmly believe a home environment is a better place for a dog to thrive with the opportunity for regular human interactions and socialisation), volunteers can decide between fostering a dog or helping out during their monthly adoption drives at parks and other locations.
Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)
OSCAS is a non-profit dog shelter that rescues dogs from the street or those that were slated to be culled. They take care of about 100 dogs, sustaining themselves with the help of volunteers and kind donations or sponsorships from the public. </organizational: paragraph –>find out more
Repair Kopitiam aims to promote repair culture and change habits by demonstrating how to live in a sustainable manner by prolonging the lives of household items. Volunteers can help out as Repair Coaches at community repair meetup on the last Sunday of the month after finishing the training program, where they will be taught how to repair a wide variety of objects.