The pandemic has created a whirlwind of emotions for all of us. We’ve been switching between confusion, temporary relief, and anger every few months. Needless to say, the intensity of the situation has taken a toll on our mental health. This is the time to take care of ourselves — physically and mentally — more than ever. According to research, the act of giving can reduce stress levels and prevent depression. Read on to find out more about the benefits of volunteering on our mental health!

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1. Establishing a sense of accomplishment

Scientific research has shown that acts of service…

As champions of an inclusive and equitable society, social organisations should lead by example by fostering an enabling culture for their employees. In the first article of our two-part series, we explain why diversity and inclusion at the workplace is a must-have for social organisations.

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It helps to enhance team performance.

Not only is the creation of such an enabling and anti-discriminatory workplace environment simply the right thing to do, but it also makes tangible sense for team performance.

Diversity and inclusive teams are not just nice to have. When each and every employee is treated respectfully and fairly, as…

After years or months of volunteering, some of us may wonder, what do I do with all that experience? While volunteering itself provides its own form of fulfilment, there may be a nagging voice in our brain that asks us what are some tangible skills that we can take away from it. Well, tell that voice to settle down and grab some popcorn as we here at Skills For Good tell you 3 skills you’ve been honing while volunteering, and how you can apply them in your daily lives.

  1. Resourcefulness

A big part of volunteering is learning new skills and…

How can social organisations find the right volunteers to drive their objectives amid the COVID-19 pandemic? In this think-piece, we take a deep dive into key questions you would want to consider in order to become a magnet for talented skills-based volunteers!

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#1 Can they advance the causes they strongly feel for at your organisation?

According to studies such as Anderson and Moore (1978), altruism and self-actualisation are the most cited factors that motivate individuals to enter the volunteering sector. …

Volunteering for the first time might be nerve-wracking for some, as it takes significant courage to step out of one’s comfort zone. Some volunteer for a purpose, some for a cause, some for a passion. Here are some tips that the Skills For Good team has for you to prepare for a great volunteering journey ahead!

  1. Understanding your volunteering purpose

Firstly, it is important to know your volunteering purpose. Simply put, ask yourself why you want to volunteer. Are you looking to make a social impact on an organisation by helping a specific target of beneficiaries? Or are you making…

Diminishing volunteer pools. Discouraging donation rates. Duplication of efforts by various agencies. The social sector has been hit the hardest by the pandemic, but resourceful social organisations in Singapore are finding new ways to thrive in the new normal. In this think piece, we share how social organisations have successfully responded to the pandemic by evolving their operations and adopting new processes.

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In with everything tech and virtual

In spite of government grants and donations from corporate sponsors, many social organisations were reeling from the inability to conduct in-person fundraising events during the Circuit Breaker period. …

Holding the key to children’s future through education, Empower2Free teaches fundamental life skills that are not found in schools. Primarily teaching money management skills that integrates financial literacy training with self-awareness and life hacks, Empower2Free essentially empowers children and youths to be independent adults in tomorrow’s workforce.

Prior to COVID-19, Empower2Free ran numerous face-to-face workshops and created games like DebtMaster and The Inequality Mass, incorporating elements of debts, insurance and investment into their gameplay. Participants learnt jargon commonly used in the financial world. However, due to COVID-19, face-to-face training could no longer resume during the lockdown. They then started rolling…


Founded in mid-2017, CareerSocius aims to empower all job-seekers to maximise their career potential, regardless of one’s identity. The social enterprise provides professional help in personal branding packages — such as resume writing, cover letter writing and interview preparations. In addition, they partner with different institutions and also conduct resume and interview workshops, providing insights on career discovery such as ways to crack into different work industries.

When COVID-19 struck, CareerSocius saw an influx in the number of customers on the personal branding front. With a greater engagement rate and a higher demand in their services, CareerSocius saw business booming…

The social service ecosystem in Singapore is subject to rapid-changing trends and social expectations. To ensure your sustainability, you need to be on your feet and stay in the know about these developments. In this article, we provide you with a rundown of three important trends that have characterised the sector.

#1 Of disruption and competition

According to Hsieh Fu Hua, former President of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), the social sector is experiencing considerable disruption as for-profit organisations are entering the sector to offer services in a more cost-effective manner. For example, many nursing homes are now…

Not only can capacity building improve your social organisation’s productivity and service delivery, but it also builds resilience in an environment characterised by continual change. In this article, we share tips on how you could make good use of capacity development opportunities today. You’re welcome!

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#1 Tech for good

Video analytic and facial recognition programmes. AI robots. Intelligent monitoring sensors. Yes, they exist and will help you overcome your manpower challenges amid an ageing population and shrinking workforce. Furthermore, the usage of data analytics could boost the effectiveness of your operations and volunteer engagement efforts. Unveiled at the Social Service…

The Skills For Good Team

We are the Social Good Advisor team at Skills for Good, helping social organisations across the globe to deliver impact

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