Without the tireless efforts of our passionate volunteers, this reflection of our history would not have been possible. Discover how our volunteers help to make a difference through their various roles and contributions.
A young historian in the making
Where Singapore history is concerned, Jaron Tia shows a maturity beyond his tender age of seven. Fascinated by different historical periods and unsung war heroes, Jaron loves nothing more than to uncover stories from our nation’s past.
Documenting stories from the past
Volunteering comes as second nature for Rosie Wee, who has served at various local museums and the Singapore Memory Project. In this new role, she conducts interviews with Singaporeans to explore their personal connections to history.
Shaping narratives that cut across cultures
As a television producer, documentary filmmaker and writer, Sunanda Verma considers herself a natural storyteller. Volunteering as a Story Documenter, Sunanda enjoys seeking out stories across cultural, racial and gender lines.
Keeping an ear to stories of the past
As a sound artist working across disciplines in the community and the arts, Ng Sze Min is very much tuned in to stories of history. As a Story Documenter for the Singapore Bicentennial, she gets to share about key historical figures who have made an impact on our evolution as well as interview Singaporeans about their personal history and make sure that they are recorded for posterity.
Be a Volunteer
The main role of Story Documenters is to interview individuals who may be friends or family members within their communities, and record their stories in various formats.
Storytellers and Guides
Storytellers are key to helping visitors connect emotionally with Singapore's history. They provide useful historical context to every visitor's experience, while enabling people to reflect on their aspirations for the future.
How to Get Involved
Play a part in sharing history
Enjoy learning about Singapore’s past? Passionate about helping others appreciate our history? Join us as a volunteer and be part of an initiative that traces the journey of who we are and how far we have come as a people and nation.
April - May 2019
Storytellers & Show Guides Training Session
This session will familiarise volunteers with From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience that takes place at the Fort Canning Centre. It includes additional information about the visitors’ experience, the volunteer roles, and content factsheet on various segments, including a walkthrough of the actual site, as well as wayfinding and on-site safety procedures. The project office will also follow up with a deployment schedule from 1 June to 15 September 2019.
In partnership with the Singapore Memory Project (SMP), volunteers tasked with documenting meaningful stories on people tied to Singapore’s history can make use of the SMP Kit to aid them with their project. Discover how this step-by-step illustrative guide, made up of eight different formats, is an ideal tool for first-time volunteers trying their hand at capturing stories of interest.