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Volunteer Programmes

Dialysis Centre Volunteer

Stand at the frontline with our nursing colleagues to help safeguard the safety of our patients now! You will assist with the following duties at the dialysis centres:

  • Crowd control when patients queue for their dialysis session
  • Assist with patient card distribution
  • Assist patients to their dialysis chair
  • Assist patients on wheelchair to designated public transport area to escort them safely onto their vehicles home
  • Assist patients at the weighing scale counter pre and post dialysis sessions
  • Assist patients with blood pressure measurements
  • Administrative/packing duties e.g. simple paperwork

Volunteers who have completed 70 hours of volunteering service at the dialysis centres will be issued with an NKF Certificate of Service.

  • Date: Any day between Monday and Saturday
  • Time:
    – 6.30am to 8.00am OR
    – 11.00am to 1.30pm OR
    – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
    (Note: Time may vary, depending on dialysis centre chosen)
  • Commitment: Volunteers must attend a 1/2-day in-person training and be able to commit to at least 2 months and 8 shifts of duty. Volunteering duty must be performed at least once a week.

 

 

Buddy Connect

Walk our patients out of social isolation by extending your gift of friendship through this home intervention programme. Be our eyes and ears by partnering us in providing better care for our patients.

  • Programme is on a case referral basis
  • All home visits must be conducted in pairs
  • Volunteers will be matched to referred patients based on geographical location, spoken language and other set requirements if any
Befriending Sessions in Dialysis Centres

A listening ear, a word of encouragement and a smile are all it takes to brighten our patients’ day. Help fill their hearts with hope and lighten their burden of treatment now!

  • Date: Any day between Monday and Saturday
  • Time:
    – 8am to 10am OR
    – 1pm to 3pm OR
    – 6pm to 8pm
    (Note: Time may vary, depending on dialysis centre chosen)
  • Venue: Click here for the list of dialysis centres available for visits
  • No. of Volunteers: Maximum 10 fully vaccinated volunteers
Patients’ Day Out

Organise and sponsor an outing for our patients to allow them the chance to visit places of interest and spend quality time with their loved ones. Help them create beautiful memories and bring them new experiences and joy through your generosity now!

  • Day, Time & Venue: Flexible
Patient Escort

Be a Patient Escort and help our patients gain access to medical treatments that are pivotal in enabling them to live a reasonable quality of life.

  • Programme is on a case referral basis
  • Volunteers are only required to escort patients either to their dialysis centre from home or to their home from the dialysis centre
  • For escort requests to hospitals, volunteers would be requested to accompany patients for the entire duration of the hospital visit
  • Volunteers with vehicles are preferred but not mandated
Home Aid

Help provide our patients with a clean and comfortable living environment with your hearts and hands now!

  • Programme is on a case referral basis
  • Date and time of sessions are dependent on patients’ health condition and availability
Administrative Support

Help us achieve operational efficiencies by rendering us with backend Administrative Support.

  • Date: Any day between Monday and Friday
  • Time: Between 9am and 5pm
  • Venue: NKF Centre
Events

You can help us make our events a success by rendering your help as a booth assistant, usher, photographer and so on.

For a preview to upcoming events, click here.

Enrichment

You can help us enrich our patients’ lives by teaching them a new skill or share with them your passion and hobbies.

  • Day, Time & Venue: Flexible
Corporate/School Volunteerism

We welcome corporate and school volunteers to form groups to volunteer with us too!

Get in touch with us via volunteer@nkfs.org now!

Friends of NKF Programme

The Friends of NKF (FON) Programme was launched in November 2016 to show our appreciation to our supporters for their compassion and generosity to our cause over the years.

Donation Programmes

Every little gesture matters to our kidney patients.

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FAQ

General Enquiries

As there are limited car park lots available at NKF Centre visitors may need to park at the nearby HDB car parks in the vicinity.

NKF HQ Mondays –Thursdays
Fridays
PH / Weekends
8.30am –6.00pm
8.30am –5.00pm
Closed
Dialysis Centres Mondays –Saturdays
Sundays
PH
7.00am –11.00pm
Closed
7.00am –11.00pm

We are open on most public holidays except for the 1st day of Chinese New Year.

NKF does not provide ad hoc dialysis treatment. Our patients are on long-term dialysis treatment. You may wish to check with private dialysis centres for ad hoc dialysis treatments.

NKF does not have an outpatient clinic and hence, we are unable to arrange an appointment for members of the public. You may wish to contact a hospital of your choice for outpatient service.

Currently, NKF does not provide health report interpretation service. You may consult your General Practitioner who will be able to assist you.

Someone with kidney failure may not experience any signs and symptoms until it is too late. It is best to do a routine health screening to understand your health status better and detect any abnormalities as early as possible so that you can delay and manage the disease progression.

To know about the signs and symptoms please click here to learn more.

Decreased urination Swollen hands and ankles Sleep disturbances
Blood in the urine (tea-coloured or fresh blood) Puffiness around the eyes High blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting Itching Loss of appetite

All dialysis centres operate on 3 dialysis shifts –morning, noon and evening.

Morning Noon Evening
7.00am –12.00pm 12.00pm – 6.00pm 6.00pm –11.00pm
Timing of your dialysis schedule may vary for each dialysis centres.
Schedules
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (1,3,5) OR Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (2,4,6)

Admissions

Our Admissions Counsellor will contact you once your application is finalised. They will be in contact with you soon.

From the day we receive the application form, it will take approximately 3 working days to a week for us to get back to you if you have submitted all completed supporting documents together with your application form to us. Generally, the whole process will take 6 months for the approval.

The overall application review process will take approximately 6 months before the applicant can start the first dialysis treatment. However, if the applicant is able to provide all completed supporting documents and if there is a slot available at the dialysis centre with a right match to the time slot, the waiting time could be shorter.

Currently, we do not have status checking service online. NKF Admissions Counsellor will be in contact with the applicants regarding the status.

You may pick it up from the NKF main office at 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836 or call us at 6506 2187 to have the forms sent to you.

Means Test is used to determine the amount of subsidies each person needing care is eligible for. Persons from lower income households will be granted higher subsidies under the means test framework.

Means Test subsidies calculation is based in accordance to MOH guidelines.

Our NKF Admissions Counsellor in-charge will contact you in regards to your means test status.

The Medical Social Workers at your hospital will be able to advise you on the different type of subsidies based on your financial situation.

Kidney Live Donor Support Fund

For information on kidney donation in Singapore, you may wish to contact the National Organ Transplant Unit at Tel: 6321 4390 or email organ.transplant@notu.com.sg.

NKF’s Kidney Live Donor Support Fund covers annual health screenings and medical follow-ups; one-time reimbursement for loss of 2 months actual income of $8,500, whichever is lower: reimbursement of hospitalisation and surgical insurance premiums (capped at MediShield Life premiums); pre-transplant screening and evaluation costs for up to 2 potential donors per kidney recipient; and insurance coverage for Group Living. Policy based on sum insured of $200,000.

For more information and eligibility, please click here. 

Donation & Volunteering

You can make the donation through different platforms:

  1. For online donation: please visit https://nkfs.org/support-us/donation-programmes/
  2. Or you may like to issue a cheque made payable to “The National Kidney Foundation” or “NKF” and mail it to us at 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836.
  3. Alternatively, you may contact us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) or email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to send you the donation form.
  4. Road Singapore 328836.

Thank you for your generosity. The cheque should be issued to “The National Kidney Foundation” or “NKF”.

Thank you for bequeathing your CPF contributions to NKF. You can fill up the CPF nomination form which can be downloaded from the CPF website. NKF’s UEN is 200104750M.

Thank you for your generosity. You may like to visit the Ministry of Law’s website where you can find a list of lawyers based in Singapore. Please visit https://eservices.mlaw.gov.sg/lsra/search-lawyer-or-law-firm/

Our UEN/ Company Registration No. / GST Registration No. is 200104750M.

Please send us an email at lifedrops@nkfs.org or call us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) and we will assist you accordingly.

You may email your new mailing address to lifedrops@nkfs.org , Please include your full name, contact number, old mailing address and UEN or NRIC/FIN (last 3 digits)

You may email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to get the donation form. Please fill up your new GIRO/credit card number, donation amount and sign the form. Thereafter, post the GIRO form back to NKF for processing.

For credit card, you may wish to scan the form and send it to NKF via either of these options:

Email – lifedrops@nkfs.org

Fax – 6253 0417

Mail – 81 Kim Keat Road, Singapore 328836

Please email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org with your full name, UEN/NRIC/FIN and mailing address.

Please email us at lifedrops@nkfs.org to have the termination form sent to you. Please fill it up and send it back to us for processing and auditing purposes.

All outright cash donations to NKF are entitled to tax deduction because NKF is a registered charity with an IPC (Institutions of Public Character) status. We are able to issue tax deductible receipts for qualifying donations to our donors.

You are entitled to a tax deduction of 2.5 times the value of your donation in the preceding year.

You may sign up via our website at https://onlinereg.nkfs.org/vms/volunteerapplicationform.aspx.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) to have the application form sent to you. Please fill it up and send it back to us at 81 Kim Keat Road Singapore 328836.

Once we receive your application, our colleague from the Donor and Volunteer Management Department will contact you for a phone interview. After which, you will be invited to attend our volunteer orientation. This is to allow you to have a better understanding of the volunteering activities.

The minimum age is 13 years old. For volunteers who are below the age of 21, you will need to get parental consent. You may download the consent form here.

We strongly encourage our volunteers to commit at least a year so that we can better support our patients. Our programmes and activities are flexible, you can choose your volunteering schedule according to your interest and availability.

You may volunteer with us basing on your availability. We will send a weekly email to our volunteers indicating the up-coming volunteering opportunities. You can then match your availability to the activity schedule.

We have an array of volunteering activities to suit your interest and availability. To learn more about the volunteering activities we offer, please visit https://nkfs.org/support-us/volunteer-programmes/.

Anyone and everyone can join us as a volunteer. All applicants will be required to undergo a mandatory orientation session where you will gain insights into the Foundation’s cause, kidney disease as well as learn more about the volunteering activities we offer. Regular trainings are also conducted for all volunteers so that they can better perform their role.

Most definitely! We welcome schools, companies and community groups to volunteer with us as part of their Values In Action and Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Please get in touch with us on your interest by sending an email to volunteer@nkfs.org.

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