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Volunteer With Us

Service-based

Volunteers support our students/artists with disabilities through consistent interaction (e.g. befriending, class buddies, facilitators etc.). The commitment required for this level of service is regular.

Skills-based

Volunteers support ART:DIS by way of their talents, experiences and resources, building and strengthening the capacity of the charity (e.g. web designers, photographers, accountants, legal consultants etc.). The commitment required for this level of service is usually on a needs basis.

Events-based

Volunteers support our students/artists with disabilities and our staff at events or special projects (e.g. ushering, serving as visual guide, fundraising, manning of booths etc.). The commitment required for this level of service is usually on an ad-hoc basis.

Self-initiated projects

Volunteers support through projects initiated by their institutions to create awareness or raise funds in support of ART:DIS (e.g. in-house company talks, charity runs/walks/auctions, exhibiting artworks for sale in institutions). The commitment required for this level of service is usually on an ad-hoc basis.

What Volunteers Say About ART:DIS

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“ART:DIS is a dedicated organization, with staff who are very understanding and willing to teach me to perform my role. I personally love the idea of helping persons with disabilities through the arts as art is a medium that enables one to gain confidence and be expressive. Through volunteering at ART:DIS, I realised that everyone is able in their own way.”

Ranel Rivero
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“One of the best parts about volunteering at ART:DIS is watching persons with disabilities pursue their interest in the arts so passionately. I have lost count of the number of times I was blown away by the artworks created by these artists with disabilities. I hope more will come to realise that being disabled does not mean that one is any less capable.”

Megan Tan
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“Volunteering at ART:DIS has made me better appreciate the role and value the arts play in society, especially in supporting disadvantaged groups. This was an insightful experience and I hope there would be more opportunities for me to contribute my skills and time.”

Gerald Lew
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“I believe art is for everyone and anyone, regardless of abilities. This is why I choose to volunteer at ART:DIS as they empower persons with disabilities through the arts. I am happy to be part of this community that encourages greater inclusivity in Singapore.”

Siti Zauwiyah

FAQ

  • What kind of volunteering opportunities are available?

    You may volunteer in classes, at events or on projects. Please refer below for current available opportunities.

  • How do I sign-up to be a volunteer?

    Simply fill up this form and we will be in touch.

  • Do I need to know art or music in order to volunteer in class?

    No, though it is good to have some prior knowledge in the arts.

  • Will you be offering training to volunteers?

    Regardless of your preference in activity or opportunity, all volunteers who sign up with ART:DIS will be welcomed with a resource pack. It contains information on how you can interact positively with persons with disabilities.

    For volunteers in class, you will learn along the way as you get to know our students. Our teachers, who are trained in special needs education, will also be in class to answer any questions you might have.

    For event volunteers, we will conduct several briefings before the event. If there are activities with complicated procedures, we may ask you to come down for a pre-event dry-run or rehearsal.

  • Is there a minimum age to volunteer?

    Due to the vulnerability of the community we serve, volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age and have a keen sense of responsibility.

  • Are there opportunities for corporate volunteerism?

    Yes, there are two main ways for this – either via one-off projects where your team volunteers at an event of ART:DIS, or via a self-initiated project. Please speak to our volunteer manager serenerae@artdis.org.sg about your idea.

Volunteering Opportunities

ART:DIS welcomes any volunteers who would like to discover art through the eyes of persons with disabilities. Share your expertise with, meet new people and enrich the lives of others, as well as your own. Here are some of our current opportunities. For queries, please reach out to serenerae@artdis.org.sg

Opening of ART:DIS @ Bukit Merah

This celebration of ART:DIS’s latest art centre in the central district will be attended by government, social service partners, funders, prospective students from SPED schools and current students/artists. With performances, tours, trial classes and many other exciting activities planned, ART:DIS will require the help of volunteers to see to the event’s success!

Date: 14–15 October 2022
Time: TBC
Venue: 3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, #03-02 Community Hub, Singapore 159462

ART:DIS Charity Golf 2022

This is an annual fundraising event where corporates come together in support of ART:DIS whilst enjoying some sporting action on the greens. Following the golf tournament, participants will adjourn for a dinner that includes performances and a mini-auction. With about 120 enthusiastic golfers on-site, ART:DIS will require our volunteers’ help to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Date: 28 October 2022
Time: 9am – 10:30pm (there will be two different shifts, with breaks in-between)
Venue: Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course, 151 Xilin Ave, Singapore 486798

Purple Parade 2022

This is an annual unifying platform to promote awareness and celebrate the abilities of persons with disabilities. With the lifting of COVID-19 measures, ART:DIS will be participating in the march pass as well as the performance stage. The extravaganza promises much good cheer and wholesome moments as Singaporeans gather in support of a more inclusive society.

Date: 29 October 2022
Time: TBC
Venue: Suntec City

Volunteers In Action

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