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Community Service

1. Must I do community service during my course of study at SMU?

Yes. All SMU undergraduates have to complete a minimum 80 hours of community service as part of SMU’s graduation requirement.  We encourage all students to complete the hours in your first two years as no exception will be made on this graduation requirement.

2. Is completing the Community Service (CS) e-Briefing through eLearn compulsory?
Yes, it is compulsory for all incoming Freshmen. 
 
You can only start on your Community Service Project after you have achieved a pass in the e-Quiz.
3. Where can I find/login to eLearn?

 

Please login directly to the eLearn portal at https://elearn.smu.edu.sg/ to complete the CS e-Briefing:
 
a.     Download the 'Community Service e-Briefing Guidebook' via eLearn to first read and understand the CS guidelines and procedures.
 
b.     After you have read through the guide, you will be required to take an e-Quiz. To achieve a pass, you will need to score 80% or higher.
 
c.     You are allowed three attempts to achieve a pass, failing which you will have to meet with C4SR on the next course of action. Here is a guide on how to navigate the CS e-Briefing in eLearn.
 
1. Login to eLearn ( https://elearn.smu.edu.sg/ ) with your SMU username and password: 
 
2. At the top of the home page, go to “Community Service (CS) e-Briefing” course.
 
3. On the navigation bar, click on “Quizzes”.
 
4. Click on the quiz name to access the CS e-Briefing.
 
5. Click on “Guidebook” to download and read the Community Service e-Briefing Guidebook.

 

6. Click 'Start Quiz' button to begin the quiz and save each question before submission.

If you have problems accessing eLearn for the CS e-Briefing, please email to elearn@smu.edu.sg for assistance.

4. What is the CS e-Briefing all about?

The CS Briefing is a critical first step as it helps you in understanding the SMU graduation requirement for community service and guidelines and procedures for students' efforts to be recognised towards the graduation requirement.

5. What freshmen projects can I volunteer in?
The following three CS projects have been planned exclusively for you by your seniors to help you to embark on your CS journey before term starts.  You can only select one that appeals to you.
 
Kidleidoscope 
Kidleidoscope’s objective is to provide a medium for SMU volunteers to give back to society, while meeting like-minded peers at the same time. Through the activities, the project hopes to build a Kidleidoscope family with its beneficiaries and SMU volunteers.
 
Kidleidoscope’s mission is to inspire disadvantaged children to pursue their dreams by instilling confidence in them. This is achieved through fun and interactive activities facilitated by student volunteers. The programme consists of freshmen community service orientation, beneficiary visits and a finale event. 
 
The project aims to provide the beneficiaries with role models through the freshmen. The activities will help the beneficiaries realise their self-worth through creative outlets like tie-dyeing and silkscreen, bringing an array of colours and patterns to the lives of the children, physically through craft and metaphorically through interactions.
 
If you need more information, please contact: YEW Jun Rong, HR Director at jryew.2016@accountancy.smu.edu.sg
 
Inspirar 
Inspirar’s objective is to inspire and emphasize the importance of contributing back to the society, more importantly to be able to relate to the elderly and appreciate them.  The project aims to allow the students to foster closer bonds with the elderly, whilst instilling a sense of appreciation towards what they, the younger generation have today. 
 
The project also educates freshmen participants about leading a meaningful life by reconnecting with senior citizens, alongside fun bonding games and exercise. Inspirar also strives to promote and achieve the framework of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age – commonly known as Active Ageing. The programme consists of freshmen community service orientation, beneficiary visits and a finale event. The beneficiary visits will provide a platform for students to participate and engage in fun-filled interactions with the beneficiaries, teaching and informing the elderly the importance of exercise and keeping healthy.
 
If you need more information, please contact: ONG Yu Xu, HR Director at yuxu.ong.2016@business.smu.edu.sg
 
starringSMU’17 
starringSMU aims to forge a strong youth community by instilling values in the participants which will allow them to not only be more engaged with the community, but to also discover and learn more about themselves in the process. The programme consists of freshmen community service orientation, beneficiary visits, and a fund raising event.
starringSMU will be focusing on special needs.
 
If you need more information, please contact: Vanessa ENG Zhuo Suan, HR Director at vanessa.eng.2016@business.smu.edu.sg
 
So sign up quickly via the google link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeITEdMetwv7N8hMx1RArL9Oz2M0acFtUto_-YaSfHQHft4Iw/viewform?usp=sf_link before vacancies are taken up.  You can only sign up with ONE project.
 
Please refer to the Community Service e-Briefing Guidebook before you attempt the e-Quiz.  Do note that you need to complete the CS e-Briefing before you can start volunteering.
6. Where is the Centre for Social Responsibility (C4SR) located?
We are located at #B1-65, School of Information Systems, 80 Stamford Road.
 
For more information on C4SR, visit http://c4sr.smu.edu.sg/