Volunteerism is a growing movement worldwide and it is evolving into new forms which have resulted in a variety of ways in which you can volunteer. Movements such as crowdsourcing and episodic or micro-volunteering where volunteer commitments are of a shorter duration and sporadic in nature, are allowing more and more people to participate. 

Volunteering is also a great way to introduce values and build social awareness and responsibility within your family. It is especially powerful when the whole family chooses a cause and commits to it together. 

Start off by identifying which causes mean the most to your family. Discuss how much time and when you can volunteer. Think of the level of commitment you and your family will be able to make. Once you have a clear understanding of these, you can then start to look for volunteer opportunities.

There are a number of volunteer sites which you can explore. The SG cares website is a great place to start as it lists a wide range of flexible volunteer opportunities over a wide range of interest areas.