Community Service

Service defines Rotary's character; whether local or international, it promotes Rotary's appeal and visibility in the community and is the reason Rotary continues to grow.

Community service responds to the needs of a local community. Rotary clubs should determine top priorities for service projects by first learning about a community's needs and assets, and then developing a response that addresses them.

The chairman of the Community Service committee is responsible for all community service activities and supervises and coordinates the work of all sub-committees appointed on particular phases of community service.
The Community Service committee consists of the chairman of the community service committee and the chairmen of all sub-committees appointed on particular phases of community service.

Community Service Projects

Cricket Program for Guest Workers
Launched on 19 March 2023

In a heartwarming initiative, CSC in partnership with the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach, has unveiled a transformative 6-month cricket program for migrant workers at Tuas South Recreation Centre. With over 100,000 migrant workers residing in the industrially isolated Tuas area, the program aims to bring joy, camaraderie, and mental well-being to those tirelessly contributing to Singapore's development.

Every Sunday, the migrant workers, armed with donated cricket equipment, jerseys, and shoes from the Rotary Club, will take to the field for three hours of cricketing bliss. To sweeten the deal, participants are treated to post-game meals, fostering not just physical health but also a sense of community. Professional cricket coaching by a dedicated team, including coaches from the national women's team, adds a touch of excellence to the program, making it an eagerly anticipated weekly event.

What makes this initiative truly special is its holistic approach to well-being. Beyond the cricketing action, monthly interactive sessions on Zoom featuring ex-cricketers provide intellectual and emotional engagement. The program's climax is the Guest Worker Cricket League, a testament to the transformative power of sports in fostering unity and resilience.

With 240 enthusiastic migrant workers already registered, the program has created a haven for individuals from South Asia, where cricket is not just a game but a passion. This initiative, made possible by the generous contributions of Rotary Club members and the Isk Tolaram Foundation, exemplifies the positive impact of collaborative community efforts. It stands as a beacon of hope, proving that sports, beyond being a game, can be a powerful catalyst for mental and physical well-being, fostering a sense of belonging and optimism among those who deserve it most.

Food From The Heart – Supporting the Elderly in Rental Blocks in North Bridge Road
Every 3rd Saturday 
Food from the Heart is an IPC-status food charity that feeds the needy in Singapore. Their food distribution programmes are run with sustainable charity in mind. This means that they are committed to providing continued food security to our beneficiaries for as long as they need it.
Food From The Heart's Community Food Pack programme is an initiative aimed at supporting the less fortunate in putting food on their tables and offsetting their living expenses. The programme comprises distributions of fresh fruit, eggs, and bread, as well as monthly food packs of non-perishable food items. Rotary Club of Singapore is their partner for the underprivileged elderly living in the rental blocks in North Bridge Road. We serve a total of 101 beneficiaries. Every 3rd Saturday, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Singapore, Rotary Club of Jurong Town and Rotary Club of Tanglin come together to distribute the food packages to the elderly in their homes. This program also has regular involvement from Nanyang Junior College Interact Club and HCI Interact Club.
By providing essential food items, the Community Food Pack programme helps to ease the financial burden of individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. This initiative is a great example of how the community can come together to support those in need, and it is making a positive impact on the lives of many people in the community.
Eye Screening Camp for Society for Aged Sick (SAS)
Date: January 7, 2023  Time: 9 am – 1 pm
The Eye Screening Camp for the Society for the Aged Sick was conducted by Dr. Rupesh and was aimed at providing free eye checkups to the elderly community. There were 42 residents on wheelchairs who participated in the screening. A discussion with the head nurse revealed that these beneficiaries had not got appointments for eye check-ups and they were so glad that this could be organised for them. The event identified a range of issues such as refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma, as well as some rare issues like eye surface problems and seventh nerve palsy. The beneficiaries will be able to see much better with their new glasses and it will improve their quality of life.
The volunteers included people from TTSH, NUH, NUS Medical School and Interactors. The event also inspired many interactors and medical students to contribute their time and skills to make a positive impact on the community. The Eye Screening Camp provided an excellent opportunity for volunteers to gain practical experience and improve their skills while helping those in need. Overall, the event was a great success and helped to promote better eye health among the elderly community.
Rotarians who volunteered for this event included President James, CSC Director Sonali Sinha, Rtn Anindya Dutta, Rtn Jun Dong and Rtn Ronald Wong.
HCSA SPIN Workshop for Single Parents
Communicating For Better Bonding
Date: October 29, 2022  Time: 10 am – 12 pm
The Workshop for Single Parents on Communicating For Better Bonding was conducted to help single parents improve their communication skills in order to strengthen their bond with their children. Led by Psychologist Reena Goenka, the workshop included a variety of activities and discussions aimed at providing practical tips and strategies for effective communication based on concepts from Transaction Analysis psychotherapy. The program also included a $50 NTUC voucher for the single parents and bento lunches for all participants. While the single parents were attending the workshop, their children we kept engaged in various activities by volunteers from our club and the NUS Biz Club. Overall, the workshop will be attended by 62 individuals, including single parents, counseling volunteers, children, NUS Biz Club volunteers, Rotary Club members, Reena and her team, SPIN volunteers, and staff.
Eye Screening Camp for APSN
Date: 30 July 2022  Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Established in 1976, APSN is a social service agency that provides special education, vocational training and employment support services for individuals with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). An eye screening camp was organised for the members of APSN by Dr. Rupesh and a team of eye doctors and volunteers, The event was attended by 89 participants. Around 20 individuals were prescribed glasses and were able to receive them for free. Additionally, 22 individuals were provided with polyclinic referral letters for further treatment.
This event would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Dr. Rupesh and the team of volunteers who helped organize the camp. Rotarians who volunteered for this project included CSC Director Sonali Sinha, ISC Director Varun Gulati, YSC Director Mukund, Rtn Manish Tibrewal, Rtn Subhash Pritmani and Rtn. Priveen Suraj Santakumar.
Willing Hearts
Willing Hearts sustains itself with generous support from friends, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and just about anyone who believes in their cause. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks, and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island-wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low-income families, children from single-parent families or otherwise poverty-stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.
Two Saturdays in a row (8th & 15th August) our Rotarians have been worked in the Soup Kitchen of this organization. Almost 100 hours of our job has been given for the food preparation for the needy communities of Singapore. The cash donations of $2,000 have been collected and delivered to the President of Willing Hearts, Mr Teh Eng Hua. These funds will be used to buy fruits and vegetables for low-income families.
Food From The Heart
Food from the Heart is an IPC-status food charity that feeds the needy in Singapore. Their food distribution programmes are run with a sustainable charity in mind. This means that they are committed to providing continued food security to their beneficiaries for as long as they need it.
Volunteers from our Rotary Club regularly participate in distributing FFTH food packs, vegetables, eggs and fruits to 59 households. 
Dates of Food Distribution:
17 October 2020
21 November 2020 
19 December 2020 
16 January 2021 - Need Volunteers
6 February 2021 - Need Volunteers
20 March 2021 – Need Volunteers
Contact Rtn Miha to sign up for volunteering
Mental Harmony and Harmony of Music - Musical Concerts  
August: Zoom concert streamed live on Facebook
November: Concert has been recorded in the Esplanade Recital Studio
Approaching Nursing homes and Homes for the Old age People in regards to the broadcasting of this recorded concert for the residents
Note: this concert is not available for all before we have done a fundraising event. Need marketing and technical volunteers
Details: CSC Chair, Irina Francken 
Mental Health
Supporting Mental research Center at the NUS - Zoom Webinar on the World Mental Day – Access the event recording by clicking here.
Fundraising by selling Book of Humour (More details here)– need volunteers  
Fundraising by selling Wellbeing Book – need volunteers
For details, please contact CSC Chair, Irina Francken 
The Saturday Movements
December: Green Hub recycling shop visit – completed  
January: developing this project – need volunteers
Details : Irina Francken and President Dinesh 
Blood Donation Drives
Location Sindhi House supported by Red Cross.
July and October 2020 – completed
January 2021 – blood donors needed
Details: CSC Chair Irina Francken or Rtn Mukund 


Need more Volunteers

We need more volunteers for some of the upcoming projects so please contact the organisers if you can help contribute towards our community in any way. Please reach out to the persons mentioned above for further information.