National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre promotes senior volunteerism in Singapore. 

Singapore is a world leader in innovative approaches to successful aging. The Successful Ageing Action Plan, published by the Ministry of Health in 2016, provides a blueprint to enable Singaporeans to grow old with confidence and create a cohesive “kampong” for all ages.

As the national proponent of volunteerism and philanthropy, The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) is aligned to the aims of the Ageing Action Plans. NVPC aims to promote and encourage senior volunteerism and bring everyone, from corporates, non-profit organizations and the public together, to develop a thriving giving ecosystem in Singapore.

In addition to its work on volunteerism, NVPC advocates giving in Singapore, fostering the country’s ambition of becoming a Giving Nation by partnerships with non-profit organisations, corporates, public sector agencies, institutions and the community.

With the aim to build a robust ecosystem to make giving simple, fun and meaningful, NVCP promotes initiatives like #GIVINGWEEKSG, a national movement that encourages everyone to give back. The online giving platform GIVING.SG matches donors and volunteers to almost 500 charities. Donors can help by giving their time, talent and/or treasure.

With Company of Good, NVPC’s aim is to build a community of givers and ignite a giving movement through corporates, inspiring and activating companies to give strategically, ensuring sustainability and impact.

Centre for Non-profit Leadership is the consulting arm which advocates planned leadership and nurtures leadership capability for the non-profit sector. It helps the non-profit sector by creating a leadership pipeline, building effective boards and partnering non-profit leaders and corporate professionals. Its vision is to transform the non-profit sector through effective, committed and passionate leaders.

To rally business leaders, philanthropic institutions and government grant makers who aim to make a critical social difference, NVPC’s CoLABS, is a community designed to collectively build insights, co-create solutions and take action by collaborating for greater social impact.

NVPC also organises an annual President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) to recognise individual, corporates, ground-up movements, non-profit organisations and educational institutions that have achieve excellence in giving. The awards are conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

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Contact: Janssen Ong, Deputy Director, People Search

Published: July 2018