October 8, 2007 12:40am CST
young adults required to undertake a period of unpaid work helping people in the community. what's your opinion, my friend?
8 Oct 07
I think that volunteer work is a great character builder and benefits not only the community, but the person doing the work. I don't think that it should be mandatory, but if governments set up a program for young adults to find out information about community work in their area, I think more people would be willing to sign up.
8 Oct 07
thanks a lot for your response, kriszelunka. In sinngapore, if you want your children to go to top schools you must take some volunteer work for a certain amout of time. i cant catch your point of government program, may you take an example for it? thanks.
9 Oct 07
In Australia (as far as I know), we don't have a central listing of places where community/volunteer work can be done. If the government set up a registry (say on the internet), listing all community programs, along with contact details and areas that the program runs in, I think that people would be more likely to sign up. As it is, you currently have to know the name of a local organisation to look it up, or use a search engine which may bring up unrelated results.