Singapore has a strong tradition of school and community-based contribution or community service, but little is known about how contribution or community service is generally understood by young adults, or the voluntary and civic activities they are engaged in. This qualitative study* proposes to explore how young adult Singaporeans understand contribution or community service, and also to describe motivations for and the types of school and community-based voluntary and civic activities they are or were involved in.
I am looking to interview 50 young adult Singaporeans between December 10 and 28, 2018. Potential participants who are interested must meet the following inclusion criteria:
- Young adult Singaporeans between the ages of 25 and 34 years who have completed their education at an institute of higher learning (IHL): Either a junior college, a polytechnic, or an Institute of Technical Education;
- Have experience in school-based community service throughout primary and secondary school;
- English-speaking; and
- Ability and willingness to articulate experiences and perspectives of contribution or community service.
You do not need to be a volunteer at the present moment to participate in this interview.
The interview will take 70 to 75 minutes, and before the interview participants will also be encouraged to bring along a copy of their CIP / VIA / service-learning / community service transcript (ideally from secondary school or from their IHL). Participants will receive a S$50 CapitaVoucher (for use in CapitaLand malls) at the end of the interview.
Drop me an email at kwanjinyao[a]ucla.edu if you are interested, and I will be in touch within 24 hours!
* Disclosure: This study is funded by a National Youth Fund grant (NYF/Jun18/03) and the University of California, Los Angeles Institutional Review Board (IRB) has determined that it meets the criteria for an exemption from IRB review (IRB#18-001764).