03 Sep '11, 8am

Study finds that students in Singapore are keen to volunteer, but adults less so

SINGAPORE - A survey by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) has found that while students were enthusiastic about volunteering, adults were not so keen as their priorities have changed. Nearly half of those in the school-going age of between 15 and 19 volunteered in the past year but the figure dropped to 23 per cent among those in the 20-to-24 age group and 16 per cent in the 25-to-29 age group. The NVPC's Individual Giving Survey 2010 polled 1,815 respondents aged 15 and above. It did not include those who did compulsory community work under the community involvement programme (CIP), except where they had voluntarily served more hours than they had to. The survey found that four in five participants of community work in school said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the experience. Mr Laurence Lien, NVPC's chief executive officer, saw CIP as "a ...

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