National Senior Volunteer Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2012, RSVP worked with various Social Service Organisation (SSO) partners and led one of the first major volunteering movement for seniors to encourage them to volunteer. The movement was called Senior Volunteer Week (SVW).

In 2015, SVW was rebranded as National Senior Volunteer Month (NSVM) to highlight RSVP’s goal to increase the number of senior volunteers in Singapore.

This year, we will continue to promote volunteerism among Singaporeans by working with SSO partners to create volunteering opportunities to serve the underprivileged in our society. Through this, we hope to inculcate the spirit of giving back and encourage Singaporeans to volunteer regularly.

NSVM 2018

Our target this year is to engage 1,000 volunteers through at least 20 meaningful volunteer opportunities over four months from July to October. On 8 September 2018, there will be a grand NSVM Carnival incorporating flea market-style booths by SSOs to raise funds, recruit volunteers and raise awareness, and games to promote inter-generational bonding. Games will be “kampung style” with a twist of technology to incorporate our “smart seniors” theme e.g. playing congkak on iPad. This carnival will be held at Bishan CC, 12pm – 4pm. The target turnout for the one-day carnival event is 500.

 

12pm

Commencement of event and flea-market style booths

12.20pm

Arrival of GOH Mr Chong Kee Hiong, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

12.25pm

Welcome address by RSVP Singapore President Mr Koh Juay Meng

12.30pm

Speech by GOH

12.50pm

to 4.00pm

Performances & talks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are always on the lookout for new partners and volunteers to support us at NSVM! Contact general@rsvp.org.sg with the subject "NSVM 2018" or 6259 0802 to indicate your interest or to find out more.

Please click here to start your volunteering journey. Those aged 50 and above are preferred, but all are welcome!

 

NSVM 2015 & 2016

In 2015, SVW was rebranded as National Senior Volunteer Month (NSVM) highlighting its significance at a national level to increase the number of seniors volunteers in Singapore. NSVM continues to remain a signature event of RSVP.

 

The inaugural NSVM was launched on 4 September 2015 by the then President Tony Tan at Toa Payoh HDB Hub. The theme “Senior Volunteerism – Soaring to Greater Heights” reflected the continuing value of seniors to the community. The goal is to engage volunteers primarily seniors in meaningful volunteering opportunities benefitting the less privileged in the society and to encourage partnerships amongst VWOs and corporates. Supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund and the Ministry of Health,  NSVM 2015 had a record turnout of 3,931 volunteers, out of which 2,648 were seniors, taking part in 61 unique volunteering activities that had 17,376 beneficiaries over 10 months.

 

In 2016, NSVM continued on a modest scale involving over 400 volunteers reaching out to 1,000 beneficiaries over the course of 2 months.

 

NSVM 2017

NSVM 2017, with its new theme “Retire with a Purpose - Volunteer”, attracted over 2,000 participants at its opening ceremony at ITE College Central on 9 September. 180 senior volunteers volunteered as ushers, crowd control volunteers and ambassadors.

Supported by Council for Third Age, over 1,500 volunteers served different beneficiary segments through 30 unique volunteering opportunities that took place over three months from August to October.