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Housing needs in Singapore
Project HomeWorks: Creating safe & sanitary homes
To the untrained eye, Singapore might look like a idyllic nation with no housing issues. However, a lot of social problems still exist behind the front doors of the homes with we serve. Many of the vulnerable individuals 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. Driven by Habitat's belief that no human being should live in unsafe, unhygienic or undignified environment, Habitat for Humanity Singapore's Project HomeWorks was launched in 2006. We partner social services to identify such vulnerable persons and families who need help to rehabilitate their homes into a safe and sanitary state.
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
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-size bed frame for a good night's sleep
helps to hire one-time professional pest extermination services
Be a Project HomeWorks Volunteer!
What to expect:
Project HomeWorks sessions typically start at 9am and ends approximately at 1-2pm. Session durations may vary.
Minimum age for volunteers is 15 years old on the date of the session.
Volunteers will typically be split into working teams of 4 to 8 people per house.
Habitat staff will conduct a safety briefing at the start of each session.
Scope of work carried out by volunteers include:
Sorting, de-cluttering & disposal of items (sometimes require heavy lifting)
Intensive cleaning of rooms, kitchens & toilets
Re-painting of stained walls & doors, as well as rusty metal gates
Chaulking (or sealing up) gaps between walls & electrical casings to eliminate bed bug hiding spots
Setting up basic furniture like metal bed frames & plastic storage boxes
What will be provided
Before each session
Bed bug infestations are common problems in rental estates. To protect our volunteers and effectively eliminate the infestation, Habitat Singapore will engage professional fumigation services about 2 days before a scheduled HomeWorks session.
Essential supplies provided to volunteers
Full cleaning set
Full painting set
Habitat Singapore volunteer t-shirt
*Note: As part of our efforts to reduce plastic waste, all volunteers should come prepared with their own water bottles and, if necessary, snacks or light bites.
Volunteer Sign Up
Corporates, Schools, Social Groups & Individuals
For Groups (Corporate / Schools / Social Groups)
Project HomeWorks sessions need to be booked at least 4-5 months in advance for groups.
Maximum team size we can accomodate each session is 50 pax for adult teams & 30 pax for youth teams.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for available dates. In your email, please include details like your name, your organisation/school, group size and preferred date range.
We welcome individual volunteers as much as we can with open sessions every month. Dates are publicised the month before.
For open sessions, dates and locations are set by Habitat Singapore based on the need on the ground.
Visit our Volunteer Message Board to see upcoming open sessions. Stay updated by subscribing to our mailing list or following us on Facebook & Instagram.
Upcoming Project HomeWorks Sessions for Individual Volunteers
We are ready to welcome you back to Project HomeWorks! Every month, we set aside open sessions for individual volunteers who are interested to join us for Project HomeWorks.
Please read through the information on our registration form carefully for the next steps in confirming your participation, as well as updated safety measures.
20 June, 9.30am-1.30pm @ Hougang
Please note that all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated (14 days after second jab) before the actual day of the session.
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