City Sunshine Club (CSC), CDL’s staff volunteer
programme was established in 1999 to nurture a spirit of voluntarism among staff
and to cultivate an engaged workforce.
Initiated by Managing Director
Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CSC provides a platform for employees and their families to
participate in voluntary work.
"pro-giving" environment has been instrumental in inspiring employees
to actively engage in community work. Since 2005, CDL’s volunteer hours
totaled 2,500 hours annually. Today, over 60 per cent of CDL’s entire
staff strength of over 300 employees engage in volunteer work.
In addition to the many community activities
facilitated by CSC, volunteers also run regular programmes targeted at the
disadvantaged elderly and youth-at-risk.
Befriending the elderly since
1999, CDL volunteers spend time with the needy elderly who live in one-bedroom
public housing apartments every month. Besides offering them the basic
necessities, they extend their friendship and care. The volunteers also organise
festive outings and fun activities and even visit them when they are in the
hospital so as to bring cheer to these lonely elderly.
volunteers have been trained to handle and mentor children-at-risk since 2004.
The volunteers are equipped to conduct lessons for children on character
building and values. They also provide English enrichment classes and tuition
lessons to help the children prepare for their exams.
In February 2007,
CSC expanded its youth programme to include the youths at Kolam Ayer,
volunteering at Viriya Community Services. For the first time, CSC also helped
to organise a stay-in character building camp at the SAF Yacht Club for these