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Volunteers help to integrate service users into the community, hence improving their quality of life.
NCSS encourages corporates and individual volunteers to engage in regular and longer term volunteerism. In the NCSS Quality of Life study conducted in 2018, it was found that social inclusion and participation have greatest impact to improving quality of life of vulnerable groups and seniors. When volunteers are involved with a social service agency on a more regular basis, they also play an important role in augmenting the manpower in the sector by complementing the role of a full-time professionals and staff. With greater commitment from volunteers, social service agencies and service users get better support.
Regular volunteering not only benefits our service users, it also benefits the giver. Studies have shown that regular volunteering motivates employees, boosts team morale and encourages staff bonding. Volunteers also develop a greater sense of empathy and inspire more people to step forward. This creates a cycle of care, and a volunteering eco-system to help those in need. NCSS also encourages social service agencies to work with corporate partners to establish longer term partnerships.
There are mainly three types of volunteering, event-based, service-based and skills-based which can be done via physical, virtual or blended volunteering. Event-based volunteerism supports activities such as fundraising or providing an experience to service users (e.g. bringing them out for an outing). Service-based volunteerism is providing support through interaction with service users (eg. befriending , exercise facilitators). Lastly, skills-based volunteerism supports the agencies through the volunteers’ talents, experiences and resources.
To find out more how you can start your corporate volunteering partnership with our social service agencies, you may contact Community Chest at email@example.com.
Corporate or group volunteers can develop a volunteering partnership with a social service agency using the steps in the diagram below as a guide. For more information, download the Guide on Service-based Volunteering Partnership Models.
Corporate volunteering can be convenient and accessible. Watch the video below to get some tips:
SG Cares is a national movement dedicated to guide and support the goodwill of all who live in Singapore to better help those in need, to create a caring and inclusive home for all. Visit the SG Cares website for more information and download
the SG Cares app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store to curate your own volunteering experience.