Friends of SDC

Join us as a volunteer on our brand-new volunteerism initiative, Friends of SDC 

Be a Friend

Passionate about certain causes that are significant to our Singapore Story?

Your time has come to be active participants to make an impact on these causes we all care about! Join us as a volunteer on our brand-new volunteerism initiative, Friends of SDC.

For more information or enquiries on our Friends of SDC initiative, feel free to drop us an email at [email protected].

Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Guides
One Planet, One Home Eco Tour

Cause: Sustainability

Share your passion in building a sustainable Singapore and show others how they can contribute too.

Date and Time: 

  • Total Defence Week (11 – 19 Feb 2023)
  • Weekends in June: 10, 11, 24, 25 Jun 2023
  • Weekends in December: 9, 10, 23, 24, 25 Dec 2023

2pm -3pm and 4pm – 5pm 

* Volunteer Guides will be able to choose the dates of their deployment based on their availability.

Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour

Cause: Singapore History and Defence

Inspire others to do their part by sharing lesser-known stories of how our nation’s defence has evolved through the lens of time.

Date and Time: 

  • National Day Week (5 – 9 Aug 2023)
  • Weekends in June: 3, 4, 17, 18 Jun 2023
  • Weekends in December: 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31 Dec, 1 Jan 2023

2pm – 3pm and 4pm – 5pm

* Volunteer Guides will be able to choose the dates of their deployment based on their availability.

Digital Gallery Volunteers
Have a flair for writing or a knack for creating compelling infographics?

Work with our Research and Curation team to write online articles or develop infographics for our Digital Gallery, based on various Singapore-related themes! We are looking for volunteers who can commit for at least 6 months.

* The next batch of Digital Gallery Volunteers will be deployed from end Jan – Jul 2023

Exhibition Volunteers
Enjoy creating meaningful experiences with people through interactive games?

Engage our guests with the exhibits, interactives and games at our Permanent Exhibits Gallery and special seasonal exhibitions. 

Date and Time: 
Weekends, Public Holidays and School Term Holidays

Shift 1: 1pm – 3pm  

Shift 2: 3pm – 5pm

* Exhibition Volunteers will be able to choose the dates of their deployment based on their availability

 
Sign up as Friends of SDC to receive first-hand updates on the upcoming volunteering opportunities at Singapore Discovery Centre!
Benefits

To show appreciation to our Friends of SDC, volunteers would be able to enjoy the following benefits when they clock a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer work at SDC within a year of being a Friend of SDC:

SDC Adventurer Membership

Enjoy free admissions and exclusive discounts to SDC's attractions and amenities.

Exclusive Invite to SDC Events

Be invited to SDC's previews, launches and private events, including Anuual Friends of SDC Appreciation Ceremony.

Training Opportunities & Workshops

Participate in our in-house training sessions, team bonding workshops and learning journeys & tours.

Grab your family and friends to join us as Friends of SDC! Earn referral bonuses when you successfully refer a friend to become a volunteer!

Receive SDC vouchers and add 2 hours of volunteer work to your timesheet for every successful referee.

Sign-up or Register your interest here
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Friends of SDC?
Friends of SDC is a brand new volunteerism initiative started by Singapore Discovery Centre.

Why was Friends of SDC initiated?
The conversation to build and grow the spirit of active citizenry in Singapore has grown exponentially in recent years with more Singaporeans finding new ways to contribute time and effort to causes they are passionate about.

Singapore Discovery Centre is doing its part to lead and steer this active citizenry spirit by introducing its very own volunteerism programme – Friends of SDC – which will offer a variety of volunteering opportunities at varying commitment levels.

How do I sign up as Friends of SDC?
Simply fill up the form above and we will get in touch with you. Alternatively, drop us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly.

Who is eligible to sign up as Friends of SDC?
Anyone who is passionate about doing their part for Singapore! Training will be provided for all confirmed Friends of SDC so there is no need to worry about not having the relevant content knowledge or skills you will need to perform your role.

Is there any minimum age requirement to be a Friend of SDC?
The minimum age requirement is 14 years of age.

Who can I contact if I have more questions on Friends of SDC?
For more information or enquiries on the Friends of SDC programme, drop us an email at [email protected]

What are the available volunteering opportunities?

We are looking for Volunteer Guides who are passionate about eco-sustainability issues and Singapore’s history and defence to conduct the One Planet, One Home Eco Tour and/or the Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour.

If you prefer to engage guests at our exhibitions in a more casual way, consider joining us as an Exhibition Volunteer to engage our guests in the exhibits, interactives and games and share with them interesting stories that you might have. 

If you are good with words, and interested to conduct research on various Singapore-related themes, join us as a Digital Gallery Volunteer to write online articles and/or create infographics for our Digital Gallery. 

Singapore Discovery Centre also runs various events throughout the year and we are looking for volunteers to help us out at some of our events. 

We are constantly looking into introducing new and meaningful volunteering opportunities. Check back on this space for updates or register your interest with us to receive first-hand updates on upcoming volunteering opportunities at Singapore Discovery Centre. 

Can I still sign up for Friends of SDC if there is no available volunteering opportunities of my interest?
Yes, sign up as a Friend of SDC to receive first-hand updates on the upcoming volunteering opportunities at Singapore Discovery Centre.

What is the commitment period for Friends of SDC?
Friends of SDC are encouraged to commit to at least 24 hours of volunteer work at SDC within a year of joining as a Friend of SDC.

Are there more volunteering opportunities other than the ones stated on your website now?
Yes! We are working on more volunteering opportunities for passionate Singaporeans. Details of these volunteering opportunities will be updated on our website once they are ready. Do check back on our website regularly or simply register your interest first by filling up the form above or drop us an email at [email protected] You will be the first to be notified of all volunteering opportunities here at Singapore Discovery Centre.

Am I confirmed as a Friend of SDC as soon as I register my interest?
As a Friend of SDC, you will be performing very specific roles that will allow you to engage our guests in deep and meaningful ways. As such, we will need to be meticulous in our selection of volunteers and in the matching of volunteers to the right volunteering opportunities. There will be a selection and matching process after you have registered your interest. You will be informed when you have been successfully confirmed as a Friend of SDC.

Would training be provided?
Yes, training will be conducted to equip all our volunteers with the knowledge and skillsets of the volunteering roles.

What are the benefits of being a Friend of SDC?
After clocking a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer work at SDC within a year of being a Friend of SDC, you would receive a complimentary 1-year SDC Adventurer Membership. Friends of SDC would also be invited to exclusive SDC events, training sessions and workshops.

Who is entitled to the benefits of being a Friend of SDC?
Volunteers who clocked a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer work at SDC within a year of being a Friend of SDC would be able to enjoy the benefits.

Why are benefits given for being a Friend of SDC?
While no amount of compensation is able to make up to the commitment and dedication of our volunteers, we would like to show our appreciation for the hard work and contributions made by our Friends of SDC.

What is the Adventurer Membership?
The Adventurer Membership is Singapore Discovery Centre’s exclusive loyalty programme which rewards members with free admissions to its attractions and discounts to SDC attractions and amenities. You may visit the Adventurer Membership webpage for more information.

What are the SDC events which I could attend?
An annual Friends of SDC Appreciation Ceremony would be held to reward and show our appreciation for our volunteers. Volunteers will also receive exclusive invites to special events like attraction and programme previews, and SDC carnivals.

What are the training opportunities and workshops?
Friends of SDC would be invited to in-house training sessions, team bonding workshops, as well as learning journeys and tours.

What are the referral benefits?
For every successful referee, the referer will add 2 hours of volunteer work to his/her timesheet and receive SDC vouchers.

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