Retire with a purpose – volunteer

Retire with a purpose – volunteer

This year’s National Senior Volunteer Month is going virtual and will have a number of virtual talks on health, IT, finance and volunteering. Learn more about becoming an effective volunteer and staying mentally sharp during this year’s National Senior Volunteer Month...
National Senior Volunteer Month is back

National Senior Volunteer Month is back

Choose from over 40 volunteering activities such as food preparation and befriending seniors.   RSVP Singapore – The Organisation of Senior Volunteers’ National Senior Volunteer Month (NSVM) is back! Choose from over 40 volunteering activities from July to...
Do good

Do good

The National Senior Volunteer Month is back and there are a number of volunteering activities on offer.   The National Senior Volunteer Month (NSVM) 2018, RSVP Singapore’s signature event, offers various volunteering opportunities from food packing to befriending...
Sister act

Sister act

Two sisters volunteer together at a polyclinic assisting elderly patients and caregivers. BY: Eleanor Yap   When volunteering, it is always more fun when you have a family member to do it with you. That is exactly what happened with sisters Jean, 65, and Wendy...
“The Better Me”

“The Better Me”

This was the theme of this year’s Positive Ageing Conference and speakers shared about positive ageing, lifelong learning and senior volunteerism. At this year’s Positive Ageing Conference 2018 with the theme “The Better Me”, about 500 people came to listen to three...
Retire with a purpose – volunteer

Retire with a purpose – volunteer

RSVP Singapore is organising the third National Senior Volunteer Month.   RSVP Singapore is organising the third run of the National Senior Volunteer Month (NSVM) on September 9 from 9am to 5pm at ITE College Central. The event will promote volunteerism among...
A friend in need

A friend in need

Ow Tuck Choy is a busy man these days as he has 10 befriendees under him that he keeps a close eye on. As much as it prevents vulnerable seniors from further social isolation, he also gains in making new friends.   BY: Eleanor Yap Before joining Fei Yue Community...
Getting more seniors to volunteer

Getting more seniors to volunteer

The volunteerism rate among those aged 55 years and above remains the lowest across the other age groups.   The volunteerism rate among those aged 55 years and above has the highest proportion of non-volunteers compared to the other age groups, according to the...
A boost to senior volunteerism

A boost to senior volunteerism

A new Silver Volunteer Fund under the President’s Challenge was launched to encourage more seniors to volunteer. BY: Eleanor Yap The Silver Volunteer Fund was officially launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam during the opening ceremony of the National Senior...
Silver volunteering

Silver volunteering

RSVP Singapore started Senior Volunteer Week with its Open House to further encourage seniors to volunteer, and it continues this year.   The Senior Volunteer Week was first launched in 2012 and aims to boost senior volunteerism by showcasing other fellow senior...
Volunteer-turned-staff

Volunteer-turned-staff

Lee Poh Leng loved his volunteering experience at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) so much that he decided to join as a part-time staff. BY: Joanne Tok   Lee Poh Leng, 58, started out as a volunteer at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). During his stint...
A passion for animals

A passion for animals

Johanna Salim shares her journey volunteering with the zoo, interacting with the animals and educating visitors about pet responsibility.   BY: Lynne Hong   Johanna Salim (affectionately called ‘Auntie Johanna’) is the oldest volunteer at the docent (derived...
All about the family

All about the family

The President’s Award for Volunteerism (Individual) 2012 recipient shares how he started on the road to giving back.   BY: Eleanor Yap   Family means a lot to Lim Soon Hock. To understand the man who won the President’s Award for Volunteerism (Individual)...