Our Programmes

Youth Corps Singapore has a number of programmes and events to cater to youths looking for varying types of volunteering opportunities. At Youth Corps, we primarily focus on the following areas:

  1. Education

  2. Health

  3. Special needs

  4. Arts, sports & heritage

  5. Environment

  6. Children and family

  7. Youths

  8. Elderly

Read on to find out more about what we offer!

 

Community Service Events

Youth Corps Singapore provides opportunities for youths who wish to try out volunteering in the different sectors. You can participate in community service events organised by Youth Corps Singapore and our community partners. Join us as a member and participate in our community service events.

Members of Youth Corps Singapore will be invited to attend trainings and workshops, be exposed to a diverse range of volunteering opportunities in various areas, and be updated on activities organised by Youth Corps Singapore and the National Youth Council (NYC).

Examples of past community service events include:

Outing to Gardens by the Bay
8th ASEAN Para Games Final Countdown
Purple Parade Contingent

 

Common Space for Common Good Island-wide Community Service

Youth Corps Singapore launched its signature initiative, Common Space for Common Good, on 12 March 2016. With the aim to encourage youths to make use of public spaces to do good for the community, the event saw over 1,000 youth volunteers serving 594 beneficiaries over 10 locations across our island.

Appreciating the pioneers
Befriending the Special Needs
Caring for the Environment
Delighting the families

Look out for more Common Space for Common Good initiatives ahead!

 

Regular Volunteering Programmes

Regular volunteering programmes provide regular interaction with a specific beneficiary group, and thus youths have the opportunity to deepen their skills and knowledge in that particular sector. Volunteers will be required to commit for a period of at least 6 months.

YOLDEN PROGRAMME is an ongoing regular volunteering programme we offer. The YOLDEN Moments with the Elderly is an elderly befriending programme which aims to cater to the physical, intellectual and social emotional wellness of the beneficiaries. “YO” comes from the word “YOuths” and “OLDEN” comes from the word “gOLDEN”, which represents the elderly. The programme addresses the urgent need for volunteers in eldercare centres as Singapore faces a silver tsunami. As Youth Volunteers at YOLDEN, you can look forward to:

  1. Learning from the life experiences of the elderly

  2. Making friends with like-minded youths from all walks of life

  3. Gaining skills and knowledge in befriending and engaging the elderly

 

Volunteers assisting in physiotherapy sessions for the elderly at Moral Home for the Aged Sick

 

Youth Expedition Project

Youth Expedition Project (YEP) is a youth developmental programme by Youth Corps Singapore that encourages issue-based learning among youth aged 15 to 35 years old, through community Service-Learning projects. The objectives of YEP are to nurture confident youth as socially responsible and active citizens, who can identify needs and contribute to the community both at home and overseas.

Click here for more information about YEP.

Overseas Community Service Project to Cambodia – Water for Cambodia!

 

Youth Corps Leaders Programme

In the Leaders Programme, volunteer leaders-in-training, also known as Aspirants, will be empowered to design and deliver a service-learning project over a period of 6 months.

The programme is designed for youths aged 17 to 25 years old to achieve the following:

  • Develop community leadership skills through training, mentoring and implementation of a service learning project

  • Gain insight into national issues and challenges, and the individual’s role in shaping Singapore

  • Be empowered to lead, advocate and take action on community issues that they are passionate about

  • Learn to assess community needs and develop partnerships.

  • Lead self and build high performing teams

 

Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) NEW!

Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) is a full-time 10-week youth leadership programme which provides training and on-the-job developmental opportunities. This alternative Leaders programme is designed for youths aged 18 to 25 years old to achieve the following:

  • Develop community leadership skills through training, learning journeys and on-the-job placements in the social sector

  • Gain insight into national issues and challenges, and the individual’s role in shaping Singapore

  • Gain deeper understanding of cause-based issues and social sector

  • Gain the opportunity to plan, coordinate and/or implement activities across different programmes with Social Service Organisation

  • Learn to recruit, manage and retain volunteers

For more information, click here

Upon completion of Youth Corps Leaders Programme or Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion), the Aspirants are conferred as Youth Corps Leaders and will receive a testimonial. They will be provided with multiple development pathways to sustain their engagement and volunteerism. These include:

  • Projects: Initiate new community projects with our Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA)

  • Overseas Exposure: Gain global perspectives and learn from international best practices

  • Internship: Intern with Youth Corps Singapore or our Community Partners

  • Volunteer: Take up leadership roles and serve at Youth Corps Singapore community service events or regular volunteering programmes

  • Mentor: Guide and mentor Youth Corps Aspirant teams

  • Interest-based Cluster: Participate in interest-based cluster based on areas of interests

Project M.U.S.E – Equipping clients from Sunlove Home with independent living skills

 

Join Us as a Community Partner

Youth Corps Leaders Programme

Youth Corps Singapore is seeking to engage and collaborate with interested community organisations to design and execute meaningful and impactful local service learning projects that address critical community needs. Community partners will have to work closely with Youth Corps Singapore to develop high-quality service learning projects that Youth Corps Aspirants will find meaningful, impactful and beneficial.

If you are interested to be a Community Partner for the Youth Corps Leaders Programme, please email youth_corps_enquiries@nyc.gov.sg.