Celebrating Our Singapore International Volunteers
President’s Award for Volunteerism (Non-Profit Category) awarded to SIF recognises the contributions of more than 3,500 Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs) to international understanding and development.
“Singaporeans form the backbone of our work. From artists to social entrepreneurs, doctors to business leaders, youths or professionals, many have joined SIF as our citizen ambassadors. Singaporeans are our strategic enablers, connecting and collaborating with others to build a better world. Among them are the SIF’s vibrant corp of Singapore International Volunteers,” says Ms Jean Tan, SIF’s Executive Director.
For our work in enabling Singaporeans to contribute to international understanding and development, SIF was presented with the President’s Award for Volunteerism in the Non-Profit category at this year’s President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) on 15 October 2014. The award recognises SIF’s best practices in the management of volunteers.
Numbering around 3,500, they comprise doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, public servants, social workers, bankers, lawyers and more. Whether as specialist or generalist volunteers, they are our change agents who share their knowledge, skills, and resources to uplift lives. Their hard work, dedication and passion have made a positive difference – significantly improving lives in developing communities across 17 countries over the past two decades.
SIV A/Prof Annette Jacobsen from the KK Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital, one of our longstanding partners, congratulates SIF on winning the award, “I’m very excited for SIF to have received this endorsement. SIF has become like a family to me, and I am happy for the SIF staff. I very much enjoy partnering SIF to contribute to the betterment of the programmes and encourage all of you to continue the good work you are doing!”
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.
Keen to join SIF to connect and collaborate for change? For our volunteering programmes, please click here to find out more.Back
Experiencing Singapore’s Heart and Soul through its social innovations
Eight journalists, five countries, one cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.
Nurturing an Arts for Good Ecosystem - Arts for Good Fellowship 2018
The second edition of SIF’s Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship kicked-off in Singapore from 20 to 23 November 2018, with 32 Fellows across 10 countries to explore how the arts can be harnessed to empower youth in our communities.
Forging an ASEAN Youth Changemaker Network - Inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship 2018
40 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations across the private, public and people sectors gathered in Singapore for the inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) from 10 to 16 November 2018. The AYF was jointly organised by the Singapore International...
ASEAN Youth Fellowship
From 10 to 16 November 2018, 40 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations across the private, public and people sectors gathered in Singapore for the inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF). The AYF was jointly organised by the Singapore International...
Journey with our favourite local personalities as they team up with our Singapore International Volunteers to do good overseas!