More youths have stepped up to do volunteer work in Singapore’s North West District. Last year, the number more than doubled, from about 470 to some 1,000.
Volunteers’ Night was held on Sunday evening to show appreciation to those who have helped.
Members of Parliament from Holland-Bukit Timah GRC were present to show their support.
This year, the district aims to boost the number of volunteers of all ages from the current 2,880 to 4,000.
Programmes to assist the needy and bond residents will be beefed up, with a focus on building a caring and healthy community.
Mayor of North West District Dr Teo Ho Pin said: “We’ll be engaging a lot of volunteers, especially from companies and the community to come forward to help our needy families, especially (those living in) rental blocks, so we’re expecting about maybe 500, 600, or even 800 volunteers in that area.”
The district had 1,250 volunteers across various age groups in 2011, which doubled in the following year.