Mr Nirmal Singh Dhillon, 60, has been a volunteer with NKF since 2007. He started out as an NKF Befriender, and the opportunity opened his eyes to the spectrum of support he can offer to others. These days, Nirmal, together with his wife and son, are active Grains of Hope volunteers who offer needy kidney patients their listening ears when they visit them to bring them food provisions and daily necessities.
Nirmal is not only a compassionate and dedicated volunteer but also one who tirelessly advocates the spirit of volunteerism to those around him. As a Staff Officer of the Engagement Branch with the HQ Republic Singapore Navy, he actively encourages the full-time national servicemen (NSFs) to volunteer with NKF. Since 2016, nearly 150 youths have volunteered at NKF as befrienders in the dialysis centres.
I hope the younger generation would be inspired by their experience in NKF and would continue to do what they can for the vulnerable in the community.
– Mr Nirmal Singh Dhillon
who strongly believes in advocating volunteerism to youths (1st from left)
Chalking up 52 volunteering hours in the past 12 months, Nirmal says, “Over my years of volunteering with NKF, I am repeatedly struck by how important it is to build a community of support for those in need so that they do not fall through the cracks. Thus, I work closely with my NSFs to encourage the young recruits to volunteer at NKF. I hope the younger generation would be inspired by their experience in NKF and would continue to do what they can for the vulnerable in the community.”