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Prison Volunteers (Non-Religious)

Non-Religious

 "My love and compassion for the offenders and believing in their goodness and hope that they can change to re-start their lives"

Shepherdson Percival Joseph
Prison Secular Volunteer


We have a wide range of non-religious activities, from enrichment programmes, art therapy to academic tutoring that volunteers can contribute to.

Realising the importance of equipping inmates with the relevant skills to ensure their successful reintegration upon release, organisations and volunteers are engaged to provide skills training and workshops on a voluntary basis.

Programmes such as anger and emotion management, financial planning, and speech craft provide the necessary skill sets, positive habits and social values to inmates, so as to augment the rehabilitation efforts and allow effective re-integration into the society


Academic Programmes

Inmates are given opportunities to advance their educational qualifications, so that they can strive to be responsible and contributing citizens upon their release.

Support from individual volunteers in terms of supervising or tutoring inmates in their weakest subjects is important. This will improve offenders' to achieve academic success. Volunteers not only help offenders academically, but also provide the encouragement and motivation by acting as mentors and friends.


Enrichment Programmes

Realising the importance of equipping inmates with the relevant skills to ensure their successful reintegration upon release, organisations and volunteers are engaged to provide skills training and workshops on a voluntary basis.

Volunteers not only help offenders academically, but also provide the encouragement and motivation by acting as mentors and friends.
Current organisations volunteering with Prisons include:

  • ISCOS
  • Singapore After-Care Association (SACA)
  • Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA)
  • Teen Challenge Singapore
  • The Salvation Army


What You will Learn

You will undergo Basic Prison Training (BPT) to prepare for the volunteering work in prisons. You will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to conduct effective and purposeful sessions with the inmates. You can also look forward to attending accredited developmental courses. These training opportunities will enhance your skills and competencies in your role as a Prison volunteer.

Join Us

If you are above 21 years old and wish to help offenders, you can join us as an individual volunteer, or as part of an organisation registered with Prisons.

To apply, please contact us.

Upon successful application, you will receive a volunteer pass and will be required to attend the Basic Prison Training (BPT).

Contact Us

PRIS_Volunteers@pris.gov.sg
65469539

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