Humanitarian relief group Mercy Relief introduced a badge system to better recognise the contributions of its volunteers.
The Mercy Clan and its insigne was launched on Sunday.
“We launched what we call a Mercy Clan, where we issue badges for the amount of time and effort they put into the different volunteer projects that they take on,” said Mr T K Udairam, the chairman of Mercy Relief.
“It’s public recognition of the effort that they put in. I think things like this, efforts like this, will help them to sustain their interest in volunteer work.”
A volunteer will be given a badge for his time and effort.
Volunteers can collect three different badges after they have recorded the time spent at workshops and in projects.
Mercy Relief, which has a pool of more than 300 active volunteers, is confident its volunteers will be motivated to collect all three badges.
Mr Udairam hopes that this will produce a more distinct sense of identity and camaraderie among volunteers.