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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please note that all TTSH Volunteer Recruitment Exercises and regular volunteer sessions/ activities are suspended until further notice. We would like to thank everyone for their support and interests to volunteer with us during this period.

If you may have any enquiries, please contact the TTSH Volunteer Management Team at 6357 2494 or email For the latest updates, you may visit our Facebook page.

Our TTSH volunteers joined the annual Purple Parade in Singapore to help raise awareness on inclusion of persons with special needs.

You can Make a Difference in the Lives of our Patients and Caregivers!

Volunteerism at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) officially started in 1948 with the formation of the Diversional Therapy Unit. It has since been an active group for more than 70 years, with the volunteers engaging patients with tuberculosis back then to creating handmade crafts to raise funds for the needy patients at TTSH. Here at TTSH, volunteers are an integral part of our care team in providing a better care experience for patients and their caregivers. They are the advocates for good care practices and positive thinking for our patients.  

Our volunteers learn new skills and create meaningful experiences that will enrich the time patients spend in the wards, clinics and even at home. Join us and you can make a difference today!


Mission Statement

Vision: Building a Community of Carers
Mission: To be a Key Partner (to the hospital and the community) in Adding Years of Healthy Life
Motto of our TTSH volunteers: Care. Help. Inspire.

Care for the patients, caregivers and the hospital environment
Help patients and caregivers by offering your time, skills, knowledge and compassion
Inspire others to join you in giving back to health and social care

As a TTSH Volunteer, you are:

  • Aged 18 Years and Above
  • Able to commit for at least a year
  • Able to complete 48 volunteering hours in a year
  • Interested in interacting with patients, especially senior patients
  • Compassionate and keen to contribute back
  • Willing to learn new skills and acquire new experiences

As a TTSH Volunteer, you can:

  • Help patients and caregivers have a better care experience at TTSH and make a difference in their day/week
  • Make new friends and connect with others who believe in the same cause/have the same interests as you
  • Protect your mental and physical health by reducing stress, be mentally stimulated and have a sense of purpose
  • Gain valuable experience that may be a window into what you plan to do for the rest of your life
  • Understanding the local health and social care systems through the point of view of the patient and caregiver, as well as that of the hospital staff
  • Participate in ad-hoc social gatherings for TTSH Volunteers
  • Be invited to an annual volunteer recognition event
  • Learn new knowledge and skills though the Volunteer Induction Programme, TTSH volunteer programmes and quarterly elective training sessions
  • Receive a complimentary annual flu vaccination (optional)
  • 10% discount at the TTSH Pharmacy and a 20% discount at other retailers (except Kopitiam) upon presentation of a valid TTSH Volunteer ID Card (terms and conditions apply at various retailers

At Tan Tock Seng Hospital, we have a myriad of volunteers with different interests:

NameDescriptionVolunteer Groups

The Sunflower

A sunflower provides energy and vibrancy to those around them, elements that you wish to exhibit as a volunteer. You have years of valuable experience. With knowledge and determination you hope to use your skills and free time after working for many years to spark joy in others.

You have time to spend on the weekdays and these programmes allow you to embark on a new journey with those around you as a volunteer.

  • Temasek Foundation Cares- CHAMPS Programmes:
    • The Eye Clinic Programme
    • Hospital Elder Life Programme
    • Inpatient Total Knee Replacement Programme
  • Diversional Therapy Unit
  • Hand Occupational Therapy Stewardship Volunteer Programme
  • Sakura Groomers
  • Volunteer Guiders Programme


The Youth Avenger

Your motto is to gather like-minded youths to create a community filled with fun-loving individuals who wish to make a difference in people’s lives. These programmes have a vibrant selection of activities such as song and dance, craft therapy and an abundance of sharing. 

  • Mobile Library
  • Survivor Camp Befrienders


The Team Builder

Your wish is to help others get back on their feet. Team activities excite you and you like hands-on volunteering activities. These programmes provide an opportunity to find like-minded individuals and to create a community of carers.

  • Sports Integrated Programme
  • Wonder of Music Programme
  • Volunteer Patient Programme
  • Supported Conversations Group for Patients with Aphasia



The Knight of TTSH

A knight may not always don a shining armour. Your heart is filled with determination to provide a helping hand. You are an individual who doesn’t mind going the extra mile for patients facing difficulty in their rehabilitation journey. A knight would be able to foster a long term bond with patients and even spend unusual hours to help the TTSH family.

  • Namaste Care Volunteer Programme
  • NCID Cares
  • Night Sitters Programme
  • Palliative Care Befrienders
  • Patient Buddies
  • TBCU Befrienders
  • HEART Ambassador Programme
  • Mandarin Speaking Befrienders

The Suit Superhero

Your organisation tends to bond over team work and compassion. Helping beneficiaries would bring your staff closer through shared meaningful experiences.  

You may email us at to join our mailing list for upcoming ad-hoc events.

The Occasion Master

Special Events such as charity runs, beneficiary dinners, health conferences captivate you.

You may email us at  to join our mailing list for upcoming ad-hoc events.

​For any other volunteer related queries, the TTSH Volunteer Management Team can be reached through the contacts below:

  • Email: | TTSH Volunteer Line: +65 6357 2494
  • Operating Hours: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • The TTSH Volunteer Management Team is closed on Weekends and Public Holidays
  • You may also visit our Facebook page.

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