​​At IMH, volunteers spend time conversing, encouraging and befriending our inpatients so that they have social contact with others besides their regular care team and family members. Volunteers are also an important source of support for many of our patients.

Our volunteers organise activities and workshops, celebrate patients' birthdays, bring festive cheer to them during the holidays, and take them for outings to places of interest. Each visit by the volunteers brings joy and memorable moments to our patients. Beyond the recreational and enrichment activities, volunteers are also our greatest advocates in destigmatising mental illness.

Most recently, the setting up of Mindful Meadows, a community garden by IMH and Jalan Kayu (Ang Mo Kio GRC) allows our volunteers and patients to work hand in hand to build and nurture a green space that encourages mindful exploration of our physical and mental lives.

Would you like to be part of our volunteer team to bring hope and sunshine to our patients? Perhaps you, too, will find volunteering to be an enriching and rewarding experience!

You can make a difference in the lives of our patients!

Submit your interest to volunteer HERE and our Volunteer Programme team will get in touch with you!

Anyone aged 17 years and above (as of the calendar year) with a desire to help can volunteer at IMH.


This is the onboarding process for individuals who are keen to volunteer with IMH:

  • Indicate your interest to volunteer HERE.
  • Our Volunteer Programme team will review your submission and contact you to arrange for an orientation at IMH.
  • During the orientation, you will be required to sign an application form, an indemnity form, and a Personal Undertaking Agreement.
Infection control requirements
To protect our vulnerable patients from infection risks, volunteers have to adhere to the hospital’s infection control measures and refrain from turning up onsite if you feel unwell. These measures may be adjusted, especially in situations such as an emerging disease or a pandemic, and may involve vaccination requirements. 

Let's grow together! Support IMH and Jalan Kayu Constituency's collaboration in our first interactive community garden initiative, Mindful Meadows ​where you will work with our patients to grow edibles and plants, learn arts & crafts, while forging new friendships!

Register your interest HERE


  • ​Community Garden Volunteer​ [*NEW]
  • Animal Assisted Activity​

  • Art and Craft
  • Befriending (chatting and playing games with patients)
  • Support IMH events and activities
  • Exercise and sports
  • Hair grooming
  • Mobile Canteen
  • Mobile Library
  • Performing (e.g. music, dance, magic)
  • Social and recreational activities (e.g. outings and excursions)
  • Support group helpers
  • Singing and dancing with patients