Engaging Youths, Empowering Seniors (EYES) Round 4
EYES programme runs once a year, with each run lasting about 10 weeks. The 10-week programme includes orientation and training for the VCs and VBs, house visits, and outings. Youths and seniors are grouped at the start of the programme and they stay in their groupings throughout the programme to allow them to forge deeper bonds.
To conclude the 10-week programme, the volunteers will join the EXCO to plan for a finale highlight event. Some youths also continue to visit their assigned senior after the programme has ended.
EYES will be having our 4th run this year, starting in June 2019.
This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.
A Walk To Remember - Bicentennial Edition
“It is important that our heritage is presented to all parts of society... Many of them (volunteers) are very passionate about our heritage, and they would also like to do something for the society, to care for someone else.” - Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.
Bringing together heritage and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering the National Heritage Board (NHB) in creating the eighth run of the ‘A Walk to Remember’ event to provide youths the opportunity to play the role of a ‘big brother/sister’ to children from Big Heart Student Care.
‘A Walk to Remember’, part of NHB’s ‘Jubilee Walk’ trail launched in 2015, is an eight-kilometre long trail that features Singapore’s historical landmarks and sites such as the National Museum of Singapore and National Gallery Singapore, and highlights how Singaporeans have survived and prospered despite many challenges. As we commemorate Singapore Bicentennial with the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ landing in Singapore, we would be having a special edition of a Walk to Remember this run, featuring the visit to the Main Show “Time Traveller” at Fort Canning Park.
Big Heart Student Care children are from a student care centre that aims to provides holistic care for children aged 7 to 12 years old. The care centre caters to pupils from diverse backgrounds and hope to better support the development of pupils especially those who are unprivileged.
This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.
18 for 80
18 for 80 is an initiative launched by team YOLDEN to commemorate the end of YOLDEN (Physio) Round 8 and welcome a new round of YOLDEN (Physio).
18 for 80 stands for the youth (denoted by 18) being there for the seniors (denoted by 80). This project aims to bridge the generation gap by promoting interaction between the young and old, strengthening understanding of one another.
Get ready to connect and interact with the elderly through meaningful conversations while enjoying the ever delicious and familiar hawker food. You would also be able to understand the lives of the residents during a typical day at the Home, and discover how you are able to make a difference in their lives!
This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore, and is organised by the YOLDEN (Physio) Rd 8 EXCO.
Who We Are
Youth Corps Singapore is a national institution that supports young Singaporeans who are keen to serve the community. As the champion for youth volunteerism, it harnesses the energy and passion of youths to ignite positive change in the society through community service.
Bringing together Singapore Citizens and PRs aged 16 to 35, Youth Corps Singapore provides a platform for youths to learn new skills and meet like-minded peers, who aspire to go forth and create a better Singapore and a better world for all.
What We Offer
As a Member of Youth Corps Singapore, you can make friends with people like yourself at various platforms. Whether it’s health, education, or environmental causes, we offer a diverse range of volunteering opportunities and events for our Members, from community service events to regular volunteering.
Members can also join our Leaders Programme as Aspirants. We provide relevant trainings where you can take your skills and knowledge of service-learning to the next level, and apply them to a project to impact the community. You will also forge greater bonds with fellow Aspirants, and enjoy exclusive perks. When you are conferred as a Leader, you get to continue to develop yourself, initiate community projects and rally your friends to join you on a good cause.
The Red Box
Set in the heart of Orchard Road, The Red Box is a place for youths to gather, exchange ideas and take action to make Singapore a better home for all. Its name draws inspiration from the red box of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It represents the late Mr Lee’s love and conviction towards creating a better Singapore.
The Red Box is open to all Youth Corps Members to ignite positive change in our community. Look out for various enrichment and engagement sessions at The Red Box.