Community service in the Student Affairs Office (SAO) is a service-learning platform intended to groom students to be “Community Carers” for beneficiaries. SAO strives to develop students with an open mind and a caring heart to understand and contribute to the community and nurture their character traits of caring and citizenship for whole-person development while meeting societal needs. Through resource sharing, all parties gain shared benefits from civic engagement to social inclusion in achieving a better community.
Students are encouraged to engage in community service activities via 3 types of participation:
- As Participants: Understand the community needs and service methods through briefing and debriefing sessions offered by service agencies or service leaders during the community service activities and mass signature projects.
- As Service Leaders: Lead a particular service team by arranging regular training lessons for student volunteers and organising voluntary services for specific service recipients in the community.
- As Projector Organisers for Student-Initiated Projects (SIP): Demonstrate their leadership capacity and project management skills through organising self-initiated community projects that contribute to the community through services.