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MOVE & Its Beginnings

MOVE or Managing & Organising Volunteer Efforts is a group of active practitioners of volunteer management who have come together to further the development of their practice into a profession.

It all started in March 2005 when a group of Volunteer Programme Managers (VPMs) attended a discussion group meeting headed by Susan Ellis of Energize Inc held here in Singapore. Also present were representatives from National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Three persons present at the meeting shared similar visions of a united body of VPMs in the country. At the end of that session, Ms Lam Moy Yin of NVPC, Ms Lydia Ang of SIF and Mr Michael Loh who was then the Volunteer Coordinator of Dover Park Hospice made a pact to come together for further discussions. Hence in that same year, the mechanism for the formation of a national body representing VPMs in Singapore was put in place. An open space discussion was conducted on 4 June 2005 and the results of the deliberation supported the need for a national body for Singapore VPMs.

After many months of hard work, a protem committee comprising of ten like-minded people from the industry was formed on 19 May 2006. The constitution of the organisation was written by Mr Michael Loh and adopted by the protem committee who elected him as its Founding Chairman.

MOVE was eventually registered with the Registry of Societies on 4 July 2006 and launched on 13 July 2006 in conjunction with VConnect organised by the NVPC.

The realisation of MOVE would not have been possible had it not been for the strong support from many people. The NVPC has been extremely supportive of MOVE during its embryonic stage and we are confident that it will continue to be our pillar of support from our infancy right up to adulthood. In furtherance of its vision and mission, MOVE will continue to establish other community partnerships.

MOVE Anniversary

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MOVE Registration

MOVE was registered with the Registry of Society in Singapore on 4 July 2006. Its registration number is 2100/2006.