Teens' passion to volunteer wanes with adult burdens

Enthusiasm for volunteer work does not - as one would expect - pick up again later among senior citizens, whose careers and parenting responsibilities are behind them: only one in 10 volunteers. The survey by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) was done last year with 1,815 people aged 15 and up. Called the Individual Giving Survey 2010, it sought to gain insight on volunteerism and philanthropy here through face-to-face interviews on the kind of giving people had done in the preceding 12 months. The survey found that for more than four in five participants, the compulsory community work done under the Community Involvement Programme (CIP) while in school had been a positive experience, and that it was often students' first brush with community work. NVPC chief executive officer Laurence Lien said that the CIP was a gateway to volunteerism and connected s...

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