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Volunteers with the Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) of MSF

Volunteers with the Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) of MSF

Volunteers with the Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) of MSF work closely with MSF to provide support to children, young persons and families who require rehabilitation and protection. Volunteers are important and they act as befrienders and mentors, giving guidance and support to their charges.

Number of Volunteers with RPG as at 31 Dec of the Specified Year

Volunteers 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020  2021
MSF Volunteers @ RPG* 645 601 587 632 675 643 641 632 753 627 
Foster Families 243 243 282 357 420 456 498 530 564  595
ProPALS^ NA NA 14 39 72 85 103 133 92 60 
Total 888 844 883 1028 1167 1184 1242 1295 1409  1282


* MSF Volunteers @ RPG comprise Volunteer Probation Officers, Volunteers in MSF Youth Homes, volunteers under the Enable-A-Family Scheme, Volunteer Transport Minders, Volunteer Welfare Officers and Volunteer with Adult Protective Service. These individuals provide support to children and young persons and vulnerable adults who require rehabilitation and protection. 

^ ProPALS started in August 2014. Data refers to the number of partner organisations. Through the ProPALS scheme, partners provide programmes (such as sports, arts, life skills workshops, job preparation programmes) and employment opportunities for RPG clients. 


Download: Volunteers with RPG.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated on 11 April 2022

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