18 Feb '12, 10am

More sports volunteers needed as Singapore heads towards the Vision 2030 plan

SINGAPORE - One recommendation of Singapore's Vision 2030 plan is to have a Sports Volunteer Framework to add value to this important group in the sports eco-system. Vision 2030 is a 20-year blueprint announced recently, for Singapore sports. The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) could assist the Singapore Sports Council in promoting more volunteers in sports. 20,000 volunteers helped Singapore stage the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games in 2010. More would be needed for the SEA Games in 2015. It is thus timely to re-look this sector, with sports voluntarism still in its infancy in Singapore. Organisers of events, like the Sundown Marathon and Ironman races, said getting volunteers is a challenge. HiVelocity director Jeffrey Foo said: "The smaller event organisers tend to have issues ... (such as) getting volunteers in their events. "Volunteers are st...

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