I live in a city, how on earth can I help people in disadvantaged communities in a hands-on way?

With a positive attitude, yes! If you are able bodied or can speak conversational English, you will be amazed at how much you can do to make a difference in the lives of others in a short period of time. And, as the following answer shows, even your urban professional skills are able to be utilized with certain Community Development organisations!

I do have expertise (such as medical, engineering, construction, teaching, and IT) – can I use these skills?

In your registration form, you will be asked if you have any specific skills, and wherever possible, we will strive to ensure that you can put these to good use if you so desire. Even entrepreneurial, marketing, accounting and IT skills can be of great benefit.

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