New toolkit launched to help VWOs better manage their volunteers

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin was the guest-of-honour for the event.
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin was the guest-of-honour for the event.PHOTO: BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - To help welfare groups better attract and retain their volunteers, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) launched a volunteer management toolkit on Friday.

The 88-page book includes tips for welfare groups on how to write descriptions for volunteer positions, organise training for them, support and recognise them.

It also features case studies of best practices in volunteer management from seven welfare groups.

The NCSS launched the book in partnership with the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre at the annual NCSS Members Conference, which focused on having partnerships for a vibrant social service sector.

About 600 people attended the event, which was held at Marina Bay Sands.

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, the guest-of-honour, said people in the social service sector could strengthen partnerships in three areas.

These are: when delivering services to the needy, when building their own capabilities by pooling resources, and when encouraging the rest of society to volunteer.

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