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Voluntary jobs

Postby jackyjacky88 » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 2:17 pm

Hi All

Just wondering if voluntary job would really help in your PR application?
earlier today I submitted some of the slips of my volunteer activities over the past few weeks
On the spot itself, the rude auntie straightaway rejected my slips and says she dont care about all those shits
btw I have submitted application over the counter on last oct2017 and these slips of volunteer activities are just add-ons to that
any input on my case?
Shall i continue to do the voluntary jobs or no longer necessary?

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Voluntary jobs

Postby jamie9vardy » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 2:51 pm

jackyjacky88 wrote:Hi All

Just wondering if voluntary job would really help in your PR application?
earlier today I submitted some of the slips of my volunteer activities over the past few weeks
On the spot itself, the rude auntie straightaway rejected my slips and says she dont care about all those shits
btw I have submitted application over the counter on last oct2017 and these slips of volunteer activities are just add-ons to that
any input on my case?
Shall i continue to do the voluntary jobs or no longer necessary?


So are you saying that you volunteer just to gain the brownie points for your PR application and not because you genuinely want to help?

If that's the case, I wish the 'rude auntie' should just toss your application into the bin.

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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby jackyjacky88 » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 3:11 pm

jamie9vardy wrote:
jackyjacky88 wrote:Hi All

Just wondering if voluntary job would really help in your PR application?
earlier today I submitted some of the slips of my volunteer activities over the past few weeks
On the spot itself, the rude auntie straightaway rejected my slips and says she dont care about all those shits
btw I have submitted application over the counter on last oct2017 and these slips of volunteer activities are just add-ons to that
any input on my case?
Shall i continue to do the voluntary jobs or no longer necessary?


So are you saying that you volunteer just to gain the brownie points for your PR application and not because you genuinely want to help?

If that's the case, I wish the 'rude auntie' should just toss your application into the bin.


i dont see any answer on your post
can u read thru again my question and answer accordingly?
i asked if voluntary jobs is important in my PR application as I ever spoke to one immigration agent and they told me contribution to society is important..
but to my surprise earlier i visited and the auntie straightaway say ICA officer wont care about those shits..
i never mentioned that i volunteered just to get the points
its fun to be part of those volunteer activities to be honest,
what i want to stress here is that, i need to prioritize which one i have to do since i got not much time and this is my 3rd time applying for PR
if the officer prefer to have more certification etc, i should spend more time achieving this part correct?
rather than spending hundred hours of voluntary jobs end up knowing that its just a piece of shit to the ICA officer and they dont really care on it.
u understand my point?

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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby bcheng74 » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 4:03 pm

In this forum, you asked “Should I continue to do the voluntary jobs or no longer necessary?”. I assume you ask because you want to know whether voluntary work will help your PR application chance.

If that’s the case then my view is no.


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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby bcheng74 » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 4:09 pm

and you spoke to one “immigration agent”, not “immigration officer”, that contribution to society is important. So now you got different answer from “immigration officer”, you better go back and challenge your “immigration agent” why it is so.


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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 27 Dec 2017 6:53 pm

jackyjacky88 wrote:Hi All

Just wondering if voluntary job would really help in your PR application?
earlier today I submitted some of the slips of my volunteer activities over the past few weeks
On the spot itself, the rude auntie straightaway rejected my slips and says she dont care about all those shits
btw I have submitted application over the counter on last oct2017 and these slips of volunteer activities are just add-ons to that
any input on my case?
Shall i continue to do the voluntary jobs or no longer necessary?


It does really help if you have done that for 2-4 years without expecting any returns and not just 1-2 months.

There were days where it really used to matter, but not anymore as too many applicants have over used it or abused it.

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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:31 am

If you're volunteering with the expectation of getting something in return, it's not volunteering, it's a business transaction.

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Re: Voluntary jobs

Postby SCmarriedtoMalaysian » Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:11 am

Strong Eagle wrote:If you're volunteering with the expectation of getting something in return, it's not volunteering, it's a business transaction.


Agree with this. Same goes with achieving all the "certifications". No point achieving something with a wrong mindset.


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