We celebrate the contributions of our SIVs in improving lives and building international friendships for Singapore. Today, our SIVs continue to empower communities in 35 projects across Asia - improving the quality of healthcare, environmental and education services through skills training and provision of direct services.
The award honours the more than 3,500 SIVs, whose hard work, dedication and passion have made a difference and uplifted lives in communities across 17 countries over the past two decades. Among them pictured here, Yusof Yakob (third from left), A/Prof Anette Jacobsen (extreme right) and Dr R Akhileswaran (fourth from right).
Whether as specialist or generalist volunteers, they are our agents of change who share their knowledge, skills, and resources to uplift lives.
2014 President’s Award for Volunteerism (Non-Profit category)
SIF Governor David Chong (fourth from left), together with other winners at the awards ceremony.
SIF Governor David Chong receiving award from our patron and President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam. The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) honour those who have excelled in encouraging the ‘spirit of giving’ in Singaporeans.
The SIF team, encouraged by the endorsement of our work in enabling Singaporeans to contribute to international understanding and development.
Interacting with our Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs).
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SIF was awarded the 2014 President’s Award for Volunteerism in the non-profit category – a recognition for the more than 3,500 Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs), whose hard work, dedication and passion have made a difference and uplifted lives in communities across 17 countries over the past two decades. Organised annually by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), with support from the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) honour those who have excelled in encouraging the ‘spirit of giving’ in Singaporeans. 


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20 January 2017
Get Into the Act!

International Volunteer Day Celebrations

2 November 2016
Networks for Social Impact in the Business of Doing Good

Young changemakers at the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Pitching for Change 2016 event share how collaborative networks are important for any social enterprise

26 August 2016
25 Years of Building Enduring Global Friendships for a Better World

To mark its silver jubilee in 2016, the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Patron and President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam launched a commemorative book at its 25th anniversary dinner on August 26. 

13 January 2017
The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project, Vientiane City, Lao PDR

“The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project” is another milestone in the 20 year friendship between SIF and communities in Laos to uplift lives and build enduring friendships for a better world.

16 February 2017
Citizen Ambassadors

Meet some of our Citizen Ambassadors who make friends for a better world and inspire others to do the same. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do. We celebrate their work and how they connect for change.



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