NSVM 2019 continued to promote volunteerism among Singaporeans. We had the participation and support of over 50 Social Service Agencies, corporate partners and government agencies. We are pleased to share that the total turnout for the NSVM 2019 Opening Ceremony was over 2,000 and over 300 volunteers were mobilised including students, corporate and senior volunteers. There was also extensive media coverage by CNA, Berita Mediacorp, Lian He Zao Bao, Shin Min Daily, Business Times, 8world, Chinese Radio News (Capital 95.8).
We had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to grow senior volunteerism in Singapore as part of the SG Cares national movement. Through this MoU, SG Cares will help develop RSVP Singapore’s capability to grow the number of volunteers aged 50 and above, and help them embark on a meaningful journey through curated volunteer opportunities with community partners, including local SG Cares Volunteer Centres.
SG Cares will also expand RSVP Singapore’s network to engage baby boomers upstream at their workplaces, and introduce them to volunteering opportunities. The target is to outreach up to 30,000 baby boomers in the first year. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth was the Guest-of-Honour and witnessed the signing of the MoU.