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Call For Interviewees (December 10 to 28): Youth Contribution And Community Service In Singapore

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. Continue reading

The Long-Term Outcomes Of Community Service: Youth Contribution And Its Implications For Social Service Research In Singapore

I spoke on the children and youth panel at the CAPT Student Symposium, or CAPTISS, organised by the College of Alice and Peter Tan (CAPT) at the National University of Singapore on Saturday. My sharing was based on my ongoing study on the long-term outcomes of community service, as well as youth contribution and its … Continue reading

To Improve Volunteerism Rates Among Young Adults, Study School-Based Community Programmes

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin is hardly the first to emphasise the importance of volunteerism in Singapore, with the accompanying statistic that among young adults aged 25 to 34 “only 29 per cent of respondents [to the Individual Giving Survey, administered by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre] in that age group volunteered for a social cause in 2016” (ST, Jan. 27). Yet progress has hardly been made, because little is known about the effectiveness of school-based community programmes – Values in Action, the Community Involvement Programme, and service-learning projects – as well as the reasons why young adults may not be willing to or able to volunteer. Continue reading

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