“In fact, this is my first time in a volunteering capacity. I took up the courage as I wanted to know more about Autism. I have people coming up and sharing about their volunteering experiences with me from time to time and that makes me feel to want to experience it for myself. Nervous and lost was how I felt on my first day but I was fortunate to have very good supportive teachers on hand to brief me on all the necessary knowledge of the day’s work. As I continued to volunteer, I have come to know that out there, every family is walking a different journey and that the community is crying out for people whose hearts and minds are open to these special group of individuals. Yes, it is challenging but I am sure you will find the experience rewarding.” 

Joseph Tham, Teacher, Volunteer at St. Andrew’s Autism School since October 2019

Joseph Tham

 “Volunteering at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre’s Day Activity Centre has been an enormously enriching experience. The clients with their individual candid expressions and behaviours conjure moments of pure joy and remind me to embrace life, abandoning every day worries. It’s been a comfort and sanctuary to be accepted into such a non-judgemental and unprejudiced environment, contributing to others and catalysing my personal growth.”

Nik Chew, Volunteer at DAC (Siglap) since 2014

Nik Chew

“It has been very good learning journey. The coaches have inspired me with their patience and love. The clients are very fun to work with and there is so much to learn every time I am with them. It brings me a lot of peace and joy too when I do my volunteering work at the center every week.” 

Michela Lai, Volunteer at DAC (Sengkang) since February 2020

Michela Lai