FAQ on volunteering

If you are 40 years and above and have half a day to spare each week to volunteer, you can join RSVP as a volunteer with an annual subscription of $24.

  • Join as an Associate Member if you are between 40 to 49 years of age
  • Join as an Ordinary Members with voting rights if you are 50 years and above
  • Join as an Affiliate Member if you are a Non-Singaporean or Non-PR, 40 years and above

RSVP is a membership organisation. Like most membership organisations, it comes with a fee to join. Paying a membership fee is a sign of commitment.  RSVP’s community service programmes are typically long-term in nature for the service to have an impact.  Hence volunteers need to undertake their duties with a sense of obligation and on a sustained basis. The membership fee will also help to cover part of the cost for training, bonding and insurance coverage when you are volunteering. 

Be a RSVP Senior Volunteer!  Sign up here

Fill up our online application form. We will contact you within 14 days to invite you for a chit-chat before your membership is approved. Subsequently we will invite you to attend our induction and training. This process may take 2 weeks to a month. If you need more information, please feel free to call us at 6259 0802 or email us at general@rsvp.org.sg

You can volunteer in our community service programmes benefitting the mentally disadvantaged, at-risk children from low income families, needy and lonely seniors; volunteer as a guide to give assistance to visitors with directions and queries. You can also volunteer in the training programmes benefitting others to enhance their volunteering skills and upgrade their IT skills.You can also help in office administration duties during office hours or assist us in our committees such as fundraising, corporate communications or our social enterprise RSVP ProGuide.

To view more on our programmes, please click here.

For further enquiries, please call us at 6259 0802 or email general@rsvp.org.sg 

In the past, we require volunteers to make a commitment and sign on as a member volunteer before they can volunteer in our programmes. Starting 1 July 2016, we will allow volunteers to sign on as episodic volunteers to get a taste of volunteering before they commit long term. However episodic volunteers will be required to attend relevant briefings before deployment. For more information, please click here.

Yes you will be invited to attend a mandatory half-day “Be an Effective Volunteer” workshop conducted by our RSVP facilitators. You will also be contacted to attend programme briefings and trainings to prepare you for your assignments. All training will be provided free of charge.

To cultivate a stronger sense of belonging, RSVP Singapore is issuing membership cards to all RSVP members. Membership details such as type and validity of membership are stated on the card. Please note that a replacement fee of $5 will be charged for loss of membership card. 

All members can bring their membership card to all branches of Sian Chay Medical Institution (SCMI) to receive free TCM services till 31 January 2018. For the various SCMI branch locations and operating hours, please click here.

If you have pre-arranged appointment and cannot be present for your duties, you have to inform your teammates/team leader and Programme executive in advance, ideally a week beforehand. For last-minute emergency i.e. sick, please inform your teammates/team leader and Programme Executive as soon as possible.