Project  HomeWorks

every home improvement

gives someone a better chance for a brighter tomorrow

 

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

Improving living conditions of vulnerable Singaporeans islandwide

3,710 Households Served

these households are typically vulnerable elderly, persons with disabilities & low-income families across Singapore

19,220 Volunteers Mobilised

to improve living conditions in Singapore

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Every dollar you donate will bring decent living conditions to Singaporeans most in need.

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$30

helps to buy painting supplies to brighten up a home

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$50

helps to buy a full set of cleaning supplies to upkeep a home

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$100

helps to buy a new single-size bed frame for a good night's sleep

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$250

helps to hire one-time professional pest extermination services

 

Be a Project HomeWorks Volunteer!

What to expect:

Every session

  • 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

    • Gloves

    • Masks

    • 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 info@habitat.org.sg to request for available dates. In your email, please include details like your name, your organisation/school, group size and preferred date range.

 

For Individuals

  • 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. 
 

Upcoming Sessions:

  1. 13 Oct, 9.30am-1.30pm @ Punggol

  2. 27 Oct, 9.30am-1.30pm @ Marine Parade

  3. 29 Oct, 9.30am-1.30pm @ East Singapore

  4. 5 Nov, 9.30am-1.30pm @ East Singapore

Please note that all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated (14 days after second jab) before the actual day of the session.

Didn't get a chance to volunteer this month? Subscribe to our mailing list for more updates!

 
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