When you hear the word volunteering, one of the first things that cross your mind is that is work and helping without expecting anything in return. But what others are not aware of, when you volunteer you also gain a lot, such as meeting new people from different backgrounds and building relationships with them, gaining learning experiences that could help you develop yourself and realise your potential, as well as giving you more opportunities for career growth.
How to be a Volunteer
If you are 18 to 45 years old, a permanent resident of Singapore or a new citizen, you are eligible to join the National Service volunteer group. It does not matter whether you are already an experienced volunteer or a first timer, just as long as you have the willingness and passion for helping, then this is an opportunity for you to make a difference. You need not worry as you will undergo proper training to join the National Service. Once you have completed the training, you will be assigned to a role where you can render your service.
Volunteering Opportunities for You
SAF Volunteer Corps says there are different volunteering opportunities for you in the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps. Some of these include security, naval operations, medical trainers, engineering, computers and information. You will be serving alongside a soldier or commander under the Army, the Air Force and the Navy. Women are now also allowed to serve alongside male Singaporeans.
Being a volunteer is something you can be proud of as it gives you a different sense of fulfilment. You do not just help yourself, but more importantly, you are able to lend a helping hand to the nation. So act now and know that this is something you will not regret.