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Morning Shot: A growing culture of micro-giving & does self-interested giving go against the spirit of giving?

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Have you recently volunteered your time or donated money to a good cause? 

The volunteering rate in Singapore increased from 22 per cent in 2021 to 30 per cent in 2023, while the donation rate held steady at 62 per cent. According to the latest study by National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), the “robust recovery” in the volunteering rate is likely due to the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, as it recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

However, median donation and hours volunteered on average per year decreased from S$200 and 12 hours in 2021 to S$100 and 9.43 hours in 2023, respectively. 

NVPC also noted a growing trend in micro-giving or giving in other forms - suggesting an increasing openness to embracing a broadened view of giving. 

On this episode of Morning Shot, Dr Mark Stanford, Deputy Director of Knowledge and Insights, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre shares more.

Presented by: Audrey Siek

Produced & Edited by: Yeo Kai Ting (ykaiting@sph.com.sg)

Photo credits: Singapore International Foundation

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