It’s common for Singaporeans to ask what the government is doing for them. However, have you stopped to ask what you’re doing for Singapore? Here are four ways you can contribute to the government:
Pay Your Taxes
Taxation is the lifeblood of many countries and Singapore is no different. By being faithful in paying your taxes on time and in the right amount, you’re giving Singapore the resources it needs to make a change. From roads to buildings to proper health care for society, correct tax payment allows for speedy development.
Be an Airforce Volunteer
Being part of the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) is a good way of giving back to the government. By lending your time, effort, and expertise to become a volunteer for the airforce, you’re providing the government with a valuable asset that they can add for the betterment of Singapore.
Encourage Others to Enlist in the SAFVC
Once you’ve given your time to SAFVC, don’t stop there. Encourage others to do the same thing and help out the government in their development plans. As the conditions for volunteerism are largely beneficial for the volunteer, you’ll find that it would be easy to present the idea to other people.
The great thing about SAFVC is it has an orderly way of joining. For one thing, Singaporean employers are mandated to give their employees leave of absence if they should decide to join SAFVC. Volunteers are also given an allowance when in the service, so they don’t have to compromise on living expenses.
Share Your Blessings to Charities
You can also help by contributing to Singapore charities that are directly connected with the government. If this isn’t to your liking, you can choose an independent charity or even start your own. By taking some of the load, you are helping the Singaporean government focus on more crucial aspects needed for change. Of course, you’ll find that the sense of well-being you get from making these contributions can also be extensive.
These are only some ways you can contribute to the betterment of Singapore. Don’t be afraid to make a difference.