Time Commitment: Monthly / Once-off
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is a voluntary welfare organisation. Our vision is “Giving Life & Hope through affordable, sustainable & quality renal care and education & prevention of kidney disease in partnership with the community”.
As the largest dialysis provider, NKF is currently supporting over 3,200 kidney patients and providing quality renal care to about 90% of the Nation’s needy haemodialysis patients at our 25 dialysis centres.
NKF’s volunteer programme - Circle of Hearts - inspires kidney patients to rise above their adversities so that they can lead a better quality of life. Its various meaningful activities facilitate their healing process and help them cope better with their long-term illness. Circle of Hearts includes:
1. Enrichment Programme:
Volunteers share their knowledge, skills and interests with patients to help them acquire new skills and hobbies such as cooking, gardening, art & craft and music. In this way, patients can spend time more meaningfully, thus enriching their lives. Volunteers are welcome to come up with their initiatives and propose any enrichment activity!
Commitment: Once a month (any day except Sundays)
Location: Dialysis Centres (DCs), islandwide
Time: 8am - 10am / 1pm - 3pm
Volunteers are instrumental in providing joy and fun to the kidney patients at the dialysis centres. Emotional and mental support may be delivered to the patients during befriending/home visits.
Generally, volunteers from all walks of life are welcomed. For enrichment programme, however, volunteers should possess the relevant skills e.g. knowledgeable in cooking if volunteers are keen on conducting cooking demonstrations.
A new volunteer orientation would be conducted for all newly registered NKF volunteers.
Interested candidates follow this link.