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Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service agency providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 18 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

The APSN Schools and Centre adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.

To date, APSN’s growing database has more than 5,000 beneficiaries, comprising students, trainees and alumni. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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At APSN, our volunteers are our valued resources because they bring their passion and enthusiasm to the learning experience of our students and clients. No effort is ever deemed too small or insignificant, and your meaningful contributions enable them to lead independent and fulfilling lives, and be an integral member of society.

Whether you are an individual or an organisation who is interested in philanthropic initiatives, we would like to welcome you to our family of APSN Volunteers!

Join us in bringing the smiles to our beneficiaries’ faces! Refer below for current volunteering opportunities.


Skills-based Volunteers

Individuals with industry-relevant skillsets can come in on a regular and long-term basis to help out in our schools and centres. Interested volunteers may apply and assist with the following functions:

  • Graphic design
  • Product design & photography
  • Event photography & videography

Ad-hoc Volunteers

We are seeking individuals who can assist in the following areas on an ad-hoc or one-off basis:

  • Managing sales or event booths
  • Assisting in money-counting sessions from donation box proceeds


If your school or company is looking for ways to make a difference to the community while promoting greater team spirit within your group, APSN has many platforms for engagement:

  • Conducting arts & craft or sports & recreational activities for students
  • Bringing students on outings and learning journeys
  • Celebrating major festivals with students in school
  • Embarking on inclusive environmental clean-ups
  • Working alongside trainees to prepare lunches or bake cookies as part of the routine enterprise operations
  • Helping out in administrative work or facilitating outreach to underprivileged alumni

Do note that volunteering opportunities are subject to the schools and centres’ availabilities and approval. Some activities may also require a VIA or CSR budget to cover any associated activity costs.

To sign up or find out more, please contact the Partnerships Team at

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