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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

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!

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

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


NameVolunteer Groups
The Sunflower
  • 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
  • Mobile Library
  • Survivor Camp Befrienders
The Team Builder
  • Sports Integrated Programme
  • Wonder of Music Programme
  • Volunteer Patient Programme
  • Supported Conversations Group for Patients with Aphasia
The Knight of TTSH
  • Namaste Care Volunteer Programme
  • NCID Cares
  • Night Sitters Programme
  • Palliative Care Befrienders
  • Patient Buddies
  • TBCU Befrienders
  • HEART Ambassador Programme
  • Mandarin Speaking Befrienders
  • Patient Support Groups
The Suit SuperheroYou may email us at to join our mailing list for upcoming ad-hoc events.
The Occasion MasterYou may email us at to join our mailing list for upcoming ad-hoc events.

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For any volunteer related queries or amendment of personal data, kindly reach out to the TTSH Volunteer Management Team for assistance.

  • Email: | TTSH Volunteer Hotline: +65 6357 2494
  • Operating Hours: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (Monday to Friday, except weekends and Public Holidays)
  • You may also visit our Facebook page for information and updates on volunteer activities.

If you wish to withdraw as a TTSH Volunteer, please contact TTSH Volunteer Management Team for the withdrawal process.

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