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Volunteer locally with Habitat Singapore
About Project HomeWorks: Creating safe & sanitary homes
Project HomeWorks is Habitat Singapore’s local volunteer programme where we work with vulnerable persons and families who need help to rehabilitate their homes into a safe and sanitary state. The programme was started in 2006, driven by Habitat's belief that no human being should live in unsafe, unhygienic or undignified environments.
Many of the vulnerable individuals we support through Project HomeWorks typically have little financial means and/or social support, as well as mobility issues that make it difficult to care for themselves, let alone their homes.
During a Project HomeWorks session, we work with volunteers to make homes safer by decluttering items are pose a fire risk or could cause accidents like falls. Homes are also made cleaner by discarding expired food items and clearing pest-infested furniture to improve the health and well-being of our vulnerable elderly and families.
Move the slider to see the comparison of a rental flat before & after Project HomeWorks
Project HomeWorks: How It Works & Who We Serve
Clearing fire hazards like cardboard or paper placed near stoves & altars
Discarding clutter & re-organising personal items to avoid trips & falls
Discarding expired food items to avoid attracting pests
Eliminating pest infestations through a combination of methods including professional fumigation
Replacing pest-infested furniture
General house cleaning
Repainting stained walls, old doors and/or metal gates
Those with disabilities
Living alone or with an aged spouse/sibling/flat-mate
One- or two-room rental flats island-wide
(Purchased flats on a case-by-case basis)
Little or no family/social support
Little or no financial support
We only accept case referrals for Project HomeWorks from official sources:
Government agencies - Ministry of Social and Family Development, Agency for Integrated Care etc.
Cluster support and Senior Activity Centres
Social workers from Family Service Centres, Social Service Offices etc.
Medical social workers from public hospitals, community hospitals etc.
FOR SOCIAL WORKERS:
If you are a social worker from any of these agencies and have a client you'd like to refer to us, please visit our Community Partners page for more details on the referral process. You can also download the referral form at the link below & email us the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every dollar you donate will bring decent living conditions to Singaporeans most in need.
helps to buy painting supplies to brighten up a home
helps to buy a full set of cleaning supplies to upkeep a home
helps to buy a new single-szie bed frame for a good night's sleep
helps to hire one-time professional pest extermination services
Join us as a Project HomeWorks Volunteer!
Upcoming Project HomeWorks Sessions for Individual Volunteers
Important Notice on Project HomeWorks
To all our supporters, please be informed that Project HomeWorks sessions will be temporarily restricted to staff only. Following precautionary measures outlined by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF), we hope to keep our vulnerable homeowners safe by limiting their exposure to external groups, including volunteers.
We will continue to serve urgent cases, with efforts powered by our dedicated team of Project HomeWorks staff. We thank you for your constant support and look forward to working alongside you soon.