St. Andrew's Nursing Home

Our Projects

YOLDEN (Sports)

YOLDEN is a regular befriending programme which aims to cater to the physical, intellectual and social emotional wellness of seniors in nursing homes. “YO” comes from the word “YOuths” and “OLDEN” comes from the word “gOLDEN” which represents seniors.


YOLDEN (Sports) aims to foster intergenerational bonds among youth volunteers and senior residents from St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) through adapted team sports activities such as adapted badminton, vollyeball, darts and telematches. This programme is jointly curated by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Sport Singapore and Youth Corps Singapore.


Through regular participation and physical activity, it may improve seniors’ overall physical and mental health. Join us to spend your Saturday afternoons meaningfully!

This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.​


Volunteer Coordinator (VC)

Closing date: 04 Jul 2019

As a Volunteer Coordinator (VC), you will be empowered to create a positive volunteering experience for the Volunteer Befrienders (VBs). Some of your responsibilities include but are not limited to leading a group of VBs and seniors, ensuring the safety and well-being of the participants, ensuring the smooth running and timely execution of the programme activities and conducting debriefs for VBs.


VCs are required to commit to the following:

  • Compulsory VC Training on 5 July 2019, 7pm to 10pm @ The Red Box, Dungeon;

  • Compulsory Orientation & Trainings on: 13 July 2019, 8am to 6.30pm @ The Red Box, Learning Hub, L2 AND 20 July 2019, 8am to 1pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson); and

  • At least seven (7) Befriending Sessions of which dates are below, from 12.15pm to 4.45pm. @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson).


If you are a first-time VC, we recommend that you attend the Volunteer Coordinator Track training on 6 July 2019 at Employment and Employability Institute (e2i Singapore). For more info and to register, please click here.

Start: 05 Jul 2019 19:00
End: 26 Oct 2019 17:15
Vacancy: 6 out of 10 positions filled
Location: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson) 303 Henderson Rd, Singapore 108925
Skills: Facilitation, Volunteer Management

Volunteer Befriender (VB)

Closing date: 11 Jul 2019

As a Volunteer Befriender, you will be engaging and befriending the residents from St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) through fun adapted sport activities.


Your role as a befriender is to:  

-       Engage and befriend the residents

-       Conduct the visual analog scale to determine (training will be provided)

-       Ensure safety of the residents


VBs will only be accepted into the YOLDEN (Sports) programme if they can commit to the 2 compulsory Orientation & Training sessions and at least 7 out of 10 befriending sessions.

-       Orientation & Training 1: 8.30am to 6.00pm @ The Red Box, Learning Hub, L2

-       Orientation & Training 2: 8.30am to 12.30pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson)

-       Befriending Sessions: 1.00pm to 4.15pm @ St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson)


Start: 13 Jul 2019 08:30
End: 26 Oct 2019 17:00
Vacancy: 15 out of 28 positions filled
Location: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Henderson) 303 Henderson Rd, Singapore 108925
Skills: Befriending

Dementia Connect

Dementia is an illness that is increasing in prevalence in Singapore. Engage in sharings and discussions on how we can understand the difficulties faced by people with dementia and connect with them through our community service component! The theme of the project is to correct and connect. Dementia Connect aims to change perspectives and create purpose in volunteering with persons with dementia.


Volunteer Befriender

Closing date: 06 Aug 2019

As a befriender, you will 

  • Gain a deeper understanding about dementia and living with the condition
  • Apply learning to creating curated games for seniors with dementia
  • Engage seniors with dementia in conversations and games


Compulsory dates to commit: 

Upon signing up, you will be committing to attend the session on both dates.

1. Dementia Correct (Orientation and Training)​​​​​​

  • 24 August, Saturday
  • 9am to 12pm 
  • Venue: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Queenstown)
    • Address: 11 Jln Penjara, Singapore 49380

2. Dementia Connect (Event day) 

  • 7 September, Saturday 
  • 9am to 12pm
  • Venue: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Queenstown)
    • Address: 11 Jln Penjara, Singapore 14938 
  • Attire: Red YCS t-shirt and long pants
  • Lunch is provided 



Dementia Correct (Orientation and Training) 
Our compulsory training session will equip youth with vital knowledge regarding dementia as an illness, the difficulties faced by those suffering from dementia, and what a dementia-friendly community entails. We have partnered with St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (SANH) to curate activities for youth to apply their knowledge to interact with the beneficiaries. The interactive information session co-led by youth and nurses from SANH aims to debunk common myths surrounding dementia and allow for youth to develop the skill sets beneficial to interacting with persons with dementia. The topics covered include effective communication and activity curation.

Dementia Connect (Event day) 
Our community service event focuses on allowing meaningful interaction between youth and persons of dementia via games and activities. We believe that the best way to engage our beneficiaries in a short duration of time would be through shared experiences - allowing patients with dementia to have fun while enabling youth to gain a deeper understanding of this particular community. Youth will take charge of unique games that involve different sensory stimulations.

Start: 24 Aug 2019 09:00
End: 07 Sep 2019 12:00
Vacancy: 18 out of 30 positions filled
Location: The Red Box, and St. Andrew's Nursing Home
Skills: Befriending