Volunteer With ItsRainingRaincoats
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention,” said writer Oscar Wilde.
At ItsRainingRaincoats, we are fortunate to witness many such acts of kindness from ordinary men and women every day. Our volunteers devote their personal time, energy and skills to bring joy to the lives of migrant workers.
If you want to join our passionate band of volunteers, there are multiple ways for you to do so. You can get involved through the various programmes that we run from time to time to support the migrant worker community.
- Singapore Flyer Tour: In 2020, we launched a new programme to show some of Singapore’s greatest attractions to our migrant workers. Currently, we are taking hundreds of workers every Sunday to the Singapore Flyer. You can volunteer to be a part of the organising team for this fun experience.
- MAD Wish: A newly introduced programme, Make A Difference (MAD) While I Stay at Home (WISH), is a virtual English tutoring programme for migrant workers. You can volunteer to help improve the English writing and speaking skills of workers. The lessons can be provided virtually, by way of a video call on Hangout, WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime or any other video app.
- Starbucks Drive: It is a year-round initiative in which our volunteers collect unsold food from nearly 50 Starbucks outlets every week and distribute the goodies among thousands of workers.
- Support to workers and their families: In the event of an unfortunate incident such as injury or death, IRR volunteers provide support to the victims and their families. We liaise with different parties to make the process smooth for the workers and their families.
- Ad hoc complaints assistance: Volunteers help workers with specific complaints such as the non-payment of salary and other issues. Volunteers work with them to understand their issues, translate and make records, and help them communicate with various stakeholders.
- Festival celebrations: We organise giving drives during festivals to let the community show their appreciation for migrant workers. Volunteers come together for our annual Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas drives when we collect brand new items, care packs, data cards, phones and meal donations. IRR reaches out to at least 40,000 workers annually through these activities, with the number growing each year. This year, we expect festival collection drives to be virtual.
To sign up as a volunteer for any of these programmes, register your interest here.
We also welcome volunteers with special skills who are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. If you have any of the following special skills, do get in touch:
- Language, communications
- Nursing, healthcare
- Mental health, counselling
- Video production
- App development
- Marketing & communications
Do you want to lend us a hand with any of these special skills? Register your interest here.