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Helping Hands

Featured Organizations

AWA periodically calls for volunteers for several of our Featured Organizations below.  Look for announcements on our events calendar or our Facebook Page. We also hold our own AWA initiated Beach and Park Clean-ups as well as ad hoc events. We hope you will sign up for those as well.

Do you have a charity in mind that you think AWA should support ad-hoc? Email to discuss.

Food from the Heart

FFTH is a non-profit voluntary food distribution program established in February 2003 after Singapore-based Austrian couple Henry and Christine Laimer read a report in "The Sunday Times" about bakeries discarding their unsold bread. Stirred, they then decided to channel surplus food from bakeries to those in need. 

AWA volunteers at FFTH will work at the FFTH warehouse packing grocery kits for families in need. For more information please email

The Ronald McDonald House Charities

RMHC provides support and facilities to families who are caring for a sick child. Volunteers man the reception desk at the Ronald McDonald Family Room (at NUS), a room where families go for comfort and regrouping.

AWA volunteers work 9:00am-1:00pm and/or 1:00pm-5:00pm shifts on Wednesdays.  If RMHC has a need, an additional shift of 5:00pm-9:00pm may be available. Weekly or monthly shift patterns are preferable. RMHC will conduct a brief training prior to your first shift. For more information, please email  RMHC is hoping to reopen to volunteers in Fall 2022.


kidsREAD is a nationwide reading program launched in 2004 by then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The mission of kidsREAD is to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans, specifically children from low-income families. The target audience of kidsREAD is children between the ages of 4 and 8, regardless of race or religion.

AWA periodically calls for volunteers to help with the next segment of the kidsREAD program, in which a brief training session is required.  KidsREAD will restart in January 2023.  Please email for more information.

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