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Types of Volunteerism

Service-Based Volunteerism
Service-based volunteering provides manpower resources to a social service agency to complement the practitioners. Some examples include befriending and mentoring, Seniors' Activity Centres and for programmes for youths-at-risk, and caregiver support.

Skills-Based Volunteering
Skills-based volunteering is where professionals use their talents, experiences and resources to strengthen the capabilities of social service agencies. Social service agencies may not have access to resources or expertise to manage corporate functions such as communications, website design and fundraising. Yet, these functions are instrumental in helping them operate more efficiently and effectively. For more information, please contact the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre.

Events-Based Volunteering
Volunteering at one-time activities such as Flag Days, fundraising events, or bringing service users for an outing are examples of events-based volunteering. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Resource Optimisation team