02 Sep '11, 7am

DTN Singapore: S'poreans happy with community work experience in school: SINGAPORE: The National Volunteer & Phi...

DTN Singapore: S'poreans happy with community work experience in school: SINGAPORE: The National Volunteer & Phi...

SINGAPORE: The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre's (NVPC) said four in five participants of community work in school said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the experience. The Individual Giving Survey 2010 talked to 1,815 respondents aged 15 and above, but did not include those who do compulsory community work under the Community Involvement Programme (CIP) except where they had voluntarily served more hours than they had to. Mr Laurence Lien, NVPC's chief executive officer said he sees CIP as "a gateway to volunteerism" because it connects students to social concerns and the exposure is likely to spark continued volunteerism. Despite the good experience at community work at schools, the survey said volunteering and doing community work tapers off in later life. While 48 per cent of those in the school-going age of between 15 and 19 volunteered in the past ...

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