2021 brings us a clean slate — the perfect opportunity to start anew and become a better version of ourselves. Five volunteers from the Home Team Volunteer Network share why you should make volunteering your New Year’s resolution.
MRS. V. GOPAL
Crime Prevention Ambassador
“Volunteering keeps my passion going forever, as I have a lot of love to serve the people and my nation.”
H/INSP (NPCC) LIANG JIA YI NICOLE
National Police Cadet Corps
“Volunteering should always be one of our top priorities in life, as it is a treasure trove filled with enriching experiences and satisfaction. It is also purposeful and fulfilling to give back to the society for a good cause. Since we can gain much from developing and helping others, I want to encourage those who are interested to come on board and give volunteering a go!”
MR JAVIER NG
Anti-Drug Abuse Advocacy (A3) Network
“Volunteering teaches us how to appreciate the small things in life and gives us a sense of fulfilment. There are many people in the community who needs help in different aspects of their lives, and it is important that we give back to society. A little help goes a long way and every action will benefit others in one way or another. Through volunteering, I have learnt that it is the little things that matter most. I encourage everyone to lend a helping hand to those in need.
MR MELVIN LIM
Yellow Ribbon Project
“When we make a resolution to volunteer, we are setting an honourable goal to do something useful — not only for ourselves, but for the beneficiaries of the services we volunteer with. It may be a small action on our part, but it means a lot to the beneficiaries. Volunteering may not be the solution to everything but it’s a start to something.”
S/CLT NOR HAMZZA BIN NOR HISHAM
National Civil Defence Cadet Corps
“Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose, as it allows me to meet new people and contribute to the community. Through volunteering, I have developed social skills and learnt to understand the needs of others better. It has also boosted my mental and physical health!”
Visit www.MHA.gov.sg/htvn for more information on our volunteer schemes.