Want to give back to the community but unsure of where to begin? Here, we’ve listed some social enterprises and non-profits in Singapore that you can help and support.


Non-Profit | Animals | @eyesofacres

If you’re passionate about protecting and caring for animals, volunteer with the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES). Through their outreach activities, you can help rescue wildlife, nurture the sanctuary or share skills that can help educate the importance of a socially responsibly society.

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2. Angels of Impact

Social Enterprise | Women | @angelsofimpact

Ending poverty through investing in women-led social enterprises: this is pretty much what sums up the vision of Angels of Impact. If you’re interested in lending a hand towards this cause, the movement is in search of angel investors who can make an impact on social enterprises that focus on sustainability.

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3. Beyond Social Services

Non-Profit | Children | @sg.beyond

They say it takes a village to raise a child. At Beyond Social Services, you can join the team of volunteers to build a positive community to support disadvantaged children and youths. You can help by lending your skill or simply providing a listening ear.

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4. Blessings in a Bag

Non-Profit | Children | @blessingsinabagasia

Blessings in a Bag runs various programs that focus on improving the lives of under-resourced children and youths in Singapore. To be a part of the initiative, you can either give your time by become a #WorldChangeAgent, donate your stuff or lend your support through financial aid.

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5. Bloomback

Social Enterprise | Women | @bloomback_ig

Bloomback aims to be a vehicle of empowerment through the healing power of flowers. By purchasing their flowers, you can help to nurture marginalised women through their training and hiring programs, and even repurpose their flowers as bouquet gifts to cancer patients and lonely old folks.

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6. Boxgreen

Social Enterprise | Food | @boxgreenco

Boxgreen focuses on curating and delivering healthy and wholesome snacks to your doorstep. While this isn’t an enterprise you can “volunteer” with per se, show your support by purchasing their products. A portion of the proceeds goes to providing meals for the needy. Snack good; do good.

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7. Free Food for All

Non-Profit | Food | @free_food_for_all

Hunger is a basic human need and the people behind Free Food for All work towards feeding the less fortunate in Singapore, regardless of race or religion. They’re always on the lookout for contributors to support their programmes, and you can do so by applying as a volunteer via their site or donating online.

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8. Geylang Adventures

Non-Profit | Community

If you’re looking to do something for your community, hop on the volunteering bandwagon at Geylang Adventures. Be a part of their pop-up projects and initiatives that put smiles on the faces of migrant workers who work hard in a land far away from their own.

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9. Habitat for Humanity Singapore

Non-Profit | Community | @habitatsingapore

Habitat for Humanity addresses one of the most basic human needs – building safe and sanitary roofs over the heads of those who need it most. Whether you prefer to volunteer on an ad-hoc basis or would just like to donate, they welcome your contribution to help meet urgent demands for housing.

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10. Happy People Helping People

Non-Profit | Elderly | @hphpcommunity

Through Happy People Helping People, you can help collect and distribute items like food and supermarket to elderly in need. This can be done through numerous events, including Happy Sunday which is held at various locations on the first Sunday of every month.

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11. In My Shoes

Non-Profit | Community | @inmyshoesSG

When national hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad and James Walton came together to provide running shoes to the underprivileged, word gets out. Follow In My Shoes on Facebook to keep track of sports shoe collection points that are set up for these shoes to be redistributed to those in need.

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Read: Retired National Sprinter Dipna Lim-Prasad Gives Back to Underprivileged and At-Risk Youths


Social Enterprise | Ex-Offenders

The Industrial & Services Co-Operative Society (ISCOS) plays an active part in helping ex-offenders gain a foothold in the society. They count on volunteers to help them plan events to support their activities, and mentor beneficiaries through the Fairy Godparent Programme.

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Read: Humans of ISCOS – The Interview Series

13. Itsrainingcoats

Non-Profit | Community | @itsrainingraincoats

Migrant workers work through rain or shine. With that thought in mind, the team behind Itsrainingraincoats came up with the idea to get volunteers to distribute raincoats and participate in other compassionate efforts such as redistributing food.

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14. Mercy Relief

Non-Profit | Disaster Relief | @mercy_relief

We’ve seen cities in Asia Pacific go through devastating earthquakes, floods, and several other natural disasters. Mercy Relief, an independent disaster relief agency, works to empower communities through focus areas. To help, you can volunteer on an ad-hoc basis or offer longer term support to their cause.

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15. Roses of Peace

Non-Profit | Faith | @rosesofpeace

Roses of Peace is a youth-drive initiative that connects people of different faiths, services and diversity to drive the message to unite one and all instead of divide. If becoming an ambassador of peace is something you wish to do, then head over to their website to view the events that you can be a part of.

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16. Save That Pen

Non-Profit | Community

The founders of Save That Pen will give new life to discarded and unused pens and refills and redistributes them to unprivileged students. Look out for their pen distribution bins to support their cause or go the extra mile by lending a hand to sort pens for redistribution.

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Read: ‘Save That Pen’ Founders Champion the Environment by Reducing Pen Waste in Singapore

17. Sonder Social

Social Enterprise | Business | @sondersocial

Wish to play a positive role in today’s economy and support social enterprises at the same time? Thanks to Sonder Social, you can empower multiple communities at once through their subscription-based service that brings together socially-conscious items from social enterprises in Asia Pacific.

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18. SPCA

Non-Profit | Animals | @spcasingapore

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has been a long-standing non-profit that actively promotes kindness to animals. It relies on the public’s support to run most of its operation, whether monetary, through becoming a member, or volunteering as an individual or via corporations.

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19. The Nail Shop

Social Enterprise | Women | @thenailsocial

Have you ever thought that getting your nails done could be an act of goodwill? Not only does The Nail Shop use products that are toxic-free, they are also Singapore’s first socially-conscious salon that provides training to marginalised women facing high barriers of entry into the working world.

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20. The Ugly Cake Shop

Social Enterprise | Children | @uglycakeshop

Cake – good. Helping to feed undernourished kids in Timor Leste – good. Put the two together and you have The Ugly Cake Shop’s mission. Purchase their bakes and have the proceeds go to supporting children through a nutrition fund for a school in Timor-Leste.

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21. UnPackt

Social Enterprise | Green | @unpackt.sg

Say goodbye to food waste and excessive plastic packaging. At UnPackt, you can do some good old shopping without feeling like you’re damaging the environment more than we already are. Their bulk inventory and zero waste items include Bambooloo toilet rolls, assorted nuts, dried fruits and more.

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By: Manisha Dhalani


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