Social Service Awards
There are various awards to recognise outstanding contributions and the dedication of our volunteers and VWOs. Learn more about them:
|President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards|
|Singapore National Day Award|
|Outstanding Social Worker Award|
|MOE-NCSS Special Education (SPED) Award|
|Friend of MCYS Award and the Outstanding MCYS Volunteer Award|
|Long Service Awards for VWO Volunteers|
The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) are the new pinnacle awards for volunteerism and philanthropy. Presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore, these awards honour those who have set excellence benchmarks in encouraging the spirit of giving in Singapore. The PVPA has arisen from the merger of the President’s Social Service Award (PSSA) and the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards.
The Singapore National Day Award (NDA) is a national level award conferred by the Office of the Prime Minister. The purpose of the Award is to honour and recognise various forms of merit and service to the nation.
The Outstanding Social Worker Award was launched in 1998. An annual event, it is organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers, with the support of MCYS, NCSS and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
The Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) is the highest award conferred by the President of Singapore to acknowledge and recognise the outstanding contributions by dedicated social workers of Singapore to the social service, healthcare or community sector.
The MOE-NCSS SPED Award gives recognition to the important role Special Education teachers and schools play in the education of children with special needs.
The Promising Social Worker Award (PSWA) introduced in 2008 accords recognition to social workers who are relatively new to the sector and nonetheless have made a difference in the lives of clients and the community alike.
The Friend of MCYS Award was launched in 1995. This annual award is presented to individual volunteers or organisations which have made significant contributions to committees or projects under the purview of the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
The Outstanding MCYS Volunteer Award was launched in 1995 to recognise individuals or groups of volunteers who have contributed significantly to various groups served by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
The Long Service Awards for VWO volunteers aim to recognise those who have rendered service to the social service sector for 5-40 years and more. Member VWOs will be invited to submit their nominations around June every year.