Our Projects

Green Summer Volunteer Campaign in Vietnam

Youth Corps Singapore is looking for participants aged 18 to 30 years old to take part in the Green Summer Volunteer Campaign in Vietnam, suburbs of Ho Chi Minh from 14 July to 18 August 2019.

Programme Objectives:

  • Conduct community service activities
  • Cultural exchange for Singaporean and Vietnamese youths

Participants are expected to commit fully for the entire duration of the programme (14 July to 18 August, 37 days). Payment of $200 applies after 80% funding.

Please contact Lynn_Goh@nyc.gov.sg to register your interest / further enquiries.

Thank you.

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.

Community in Nature: Youth-led series

Are you a nature lover, passionate for protecting the environment? Do you enjoy interacting with people? Are you keen to take a step further to learn more and educate others on our local biodiversity?  If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of the questions above, WE WANT YOU!

Join us on our Community In Nature (CIN) Youth-Led Series. For CIN 1: Get to the Otter Side, we aim to raise awareness on endangered Otters. For CIN 2: Don't Choke Me, embark on a journey with us to Sisters' Island where will educate Children on plastic bag pollution and how it affects the lives of the Hawksbill Turtles. In addition to the 2 native species, our final event will be held at NParks' Festival of Biodiversity (FOB), where we will introduce the Hermit Crab and the Pulai Tree as well.

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Project DIY

Project DIY aims to equip senior citizens living around Chua Chu Kang with the skills to use basic fixing tools and allow them to apply these skills in upcycling sessions. By the end of the project, we aim to have created an improvised community-centric space, utilizing upcycled broken and unwanted objects as source materials for the space’s loose furniture.

Alongside the tool-learning workshops and upcycling sessions, our team will also host ideation sessions to encourage the elderly to be actively involved in the design and construction of the space, allowing them to translate their needs into the finalized products.

Con-currently, our team will also collate household maintenance issues from the elderly staying around Fei Yue community centres. We will then collaborate with ITE Safe Home to resolve these issues in bi-weekly home maintenance and fixing sessions.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Heart-2-Heart Talk (4th Edition)

Did you know that

Everyday 16 people die from heart diseases and stroke? Cardiovascular diseases accounted for 29.5% of all deaths.

This means nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke. We can prevent this situation by understanding our early indicators like our Blood Sugar Level, Blood Pressure Level and Body Mass Index. 

We will be serving 50-60 foreign workers during our 4th Edition!

Venue: NTU Hive
Time: 6 - 8pm
Attire: YCS Red Shirt, Long Pants and Covered Shoes

We are on a mission to save lives! 
Dr. Nandakumar, Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital will be sharing to about 60 residents on the causes of Heart Disease.

We need volunteers to assist the medical tests and facilitate the event!

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for Youth Corps Leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

A Walk Around Balestier

Love heritage and food? Embark on a Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall tour and Balestier Heritage & Food Trail with seniors!

 

Bringing together heritage and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with National Heritage Board (NHB), providing an opportunity for youths to cultivate an inter-generational bonding with the seniors through their shared heritage experience at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Balestier Heritage & Food Trail. Through the event, the youth will be able to broaden their perspectives about seniors and the eldercare sector. On top of that, this event also serves as a platform for youths to gain knowledge about Singapore’s cultural heritage and hear interesting past stories from seniors’ lives.  

 

AWWA is a non-profit organisation that provides community-based programmes and services to people of all ages. AWWA also provides support to seniors through various programmes, centres and activities to enhance the lives of the seniors.

Happy Club @ TPP

This project aims to create a vibrant community for seniors in Tanjong Pagar and foster stronger interpersonal relations between the elderly residents. This will be achieved through weekly activities, which serves as a platform for seniors to interact. With increased social engagement, we hope to build a stronger social support network for seniors and promote a positive attitude towards ageing.

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme. 

HAPPY CLUB 3.0 @ Telok Blangah Heights

Project Happy Club is back for its third run this year!

The project aims to encourage seniors above 50 years old to adopt an active lifestyle through weekly engaging exercises and to foster a strong community spirit in the neighbourhood.

The exercises comprise of the use of stretch bands, simple zumba dance moves and short walks around the neighbourhood.

Project Happy Club is organised in collaboration with Montfort Care. Montfort Care aims to provide good health, good mind, good family, good friends and good community lead to good living for our seniors. The centre takes a holistic approach to active ageing by organizing activities that address both the physical and mental wellness of our seniors.

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for Youth Corps Leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

Project Looking-Glass

This project aims to empower the elderly by encouraging them to take ownership of their lives through experiential learning, and complements existing efforts to encourage active ageing. This is achieved through interesting activities such as but not limited to excursions, cooking lessons and light-exercise sessions, which adds variety to the SAC’s activities. The elderly will be able to indicate their interest for the activities, which is in line with our aim to let them make their own decisions. Youth volunteers will assist us by engaging with the elderly during activities. Our long-term goal is to help spark conversations among youth about their perceptions of ageing.

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Project Ho Mia!

Project Ho Mia aims to engage the elderly in Yishun to be more proactive in volunteering and aims to cultivate among the community the thinking that being older means one has more wisdom to be shared.

We are collaborating with these seniors to conduct monthly activities with various beneficiaries that could benefit from the skills possessed by these seniors. (e.g. art and craft skills, cooking etc.). By giving these seniors a platform to showcase their skills, our project aims to empower them and influence other seniors in the community to follow in their footsteps.

 

As a youth volunteer, you will have the opportunity to interact with these seniors and enrich their volunteering experience in the following areas:

1.  Assist and facilitate interaction between seniors and other beneficiaries

2. Strengthen inter-generational ties

 

So come join us in our movement to promote volunteerism amongst seniors!

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Team Renaissance: Hygge Club

Hygge Club is a regular befriending project to engage the seniors of Lakeside Family Services through various activities, where we will endeavour to discover and reminisce their life stories and share it with the broader community.

The Club aims to improve intergenerational bonds by providing a common space for seniors and volunteers to build rapport on specific themes and exchange different experiences. Through these session interactions the seniors will be able to share about their values and life stories, and at the same time the youth volunteers will gain new life lessons.

The stories of the seniors will be featured in a carnival along with some activities and entertainment to allow the community to reminisce with the elders as well as celebrate their life experiences. This will be a positive experience for both parties as they have their own unique takeaways.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme. 

 

Project SK350 D2D (Sengkang350 Door to Door)

Enjoy talking to people? Join Project SK350 D2D as we engage the residents of Sengkang. Through door-to-door engagement sessions, we aim to better understand the interests and identify the skills of the residents so that these information may be used to enable them to contribute and strengthen their community.

 

As a Volunteer, you will be paired up with another staff to go door-to-door in Sengkang estate. No prior experience is required as training will be provided. This would be an opportunity to learn the various methods of engagement, improving your communication and interpersonal skills, understanding and identifying the various interest groups and at the same time appreciate the various skill-sets offered by residents.

 

Sengkang FSC is one of the touchpoints of the Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres (AMKFSC) Community Services Ltd. We aim to support and strengthen by providing casework, counselling services and support programmes focusing on strengthening families and community bonds to individuals and families residing or employed within the estate.

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme. 

Grocery Analysis Project

Project GAP aims to create an inclusive society by ensuring that clients with lower or no incomes are able to attain their basic necessities to sustain their quality of life. Since 2011, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) has been receiving NTUC vouchers from NTUC to support the lower income clients in SPD. However, this aid terminates in April 2020. So we plan to find an alternative sustainable method to provide aid to these lower income clients.

We intend to do so by first bringing individual clients out for grocery shopping to note down their individual list of items they purchase with the given $40 monthly vouchers from NTUC. This is an important step as it will help SPD find alternative organisations, that are able to meet the needs of the clients, to acquire aid from. In addition to the grocery shopping, our team will also be required to educate the clients on how to make better and healthier choices regarding what they purchase.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Project 2gether

Our team aims to gather Neighbourhood Leaders within the Henderson Heights neighbourhood. Initially facilitating meetings, we will gradually entrust these Neighbourhood Leaders to lead and organise their own sessions. These gatherings will be conducted over the next five months, structured with the following aims in mind; to create a self-sustaining committee of Neighbourhood Leaders, to bond them so that they may resolve conflicts effectively, and to empower them to take charge of events in their neighbourhood. With that, we hope to bring back, or at least reignite, the vibrant culture that was once present in Henderson Heights.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Nature Therapy

Do you enjoy working with people with special needs? Or maybe this is your first time and you would like the challenge of working with a new beneficiary group?

Look no further!

Team Cosmos is a group of fun-filled, passionate volunteers currently working with Metta Home. We are currently looking for Volunteer Befrienders for our project, Nature Therapy, a bi-weekly programme designed to help improve the wellbeing of the clients in Metta Home. Using nature as our base, the activities are crafted to enhance both the physical and emotional wellbeing of our beneficiaries.

There are 2 components in our project: sessions in Metta Home and mass outings to nature areas. Activities that will be carried out during our sessions includes art & craft, gardening and fitness. Mass outings, on the other hand, will include guided experiential tours in various nature areas around Singapore.

Our session are as follow:

Session 1: 20th April 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 2: 4th May 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 3: 12th May 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 4: 25th May 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 5: 8th June 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 6: 15th June 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 7: 6th July 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

Session 8: 13th July 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00PM

*Dates are subjected to changes

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Young At Art - DIY Lantern and Easter Egg Nest

Are you looking for opportunities to interact with seniors and also carry out arts & crafts activities? Look no further, Young At Art has the perfect combination for you! You will be facilitating lantern making and the creation of easter egg nest with seniors in conjunction with Vesak Day and Easter that are coming up very soon, with the help of a loving committee team! Apart from assisting the seniors in getting creative, you can also play the role of a befriender to engage the seniors and bring a smile to their faces! So what are you waiting for? Come join us now!

 

Event Programme

9.30am – Registration & Briefing

9.45am – Lantern Making

10.15am – Easter Egg Nest

11.15am – Debrief, Survey, Recruitment & Welfare and Photo Taking

11.30am – End of Event

* Breakfast & Lunch are not provided

*Session 2 has ended, kindly look forward to upcoming events, thank you!

What is Young At Art?

Young At Art is a group of youth volunteers that aims to befriend elderly through activities involving various forms of art. Over the past year, our team has been partnering with CARElderly Seniors Activity Centre to keep the seniors active and socially integrated. Through this, Young At Art aims to build a steady pool of committed volunteers to reach out to the elderly communities residing in the neighbourhoods of MacPherson and Circuit Road.

Stirring Stirling Series

Stirring Stirling Series aims to nurture a close-knitted community of empowered residents living at Stirling Road Blk 45, 48 and 49, Singapore’s oldest blocks built by HDB way back in 1960. We intend to achieve this via monthly activities such as sports activities with the children. The activities will focus more on rapport building and bonding within the children, as well as among the volunteers and children.

Through our prior engagement with the residents, we noticed that some residents were willing to contribute to the Stirling community but they lacked proper knowledge of channelling available resources to actualise their ideas. We aim to harness potential talents by organising monthly themed events that empowers the residents based on their strengths and interests.

In addition, we will be collecting stories from the residents that uncovers their strengths, interests and hobbies with the hope of disseminating such stories for the residents at the area to know more about each other and for the public to learn more about the lives of these residents living in the oldest blocks in Singapore.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme. 

Snap 2.0

Team Capture is launching a youth empowerment programme, and we're looking for volunteer mentors that have an interest in photography and working with underprivileged youths to join us!

Snap 2.0 aims to:

  1. Empower at-risk youths to be emotionally and economically empowered through photography
  2. Teach them a skill, so they would be able to look forward to a session every week for delinquency prevention in youth
  3. Give youths a new way to express themselves and is a proven counselling technique to overcome social isolation
  4. Teach financial literacy to youths and to use their skills to earn money and future career pathways

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for Youth Corps Leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

YOLDEN (Arts) @ Ren Ci (Bukit Batok Nursing Home)

YOLDEN is a regular 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.

YOLDEN (Arts) offers the elderly an opportunity to express themselves and communicate with others through art. This can be therapeutic for the elderly, and regular participation may improve an elderly's overall physical and mental health. 

Through the programme, youth volunteers will be able to befriend and engage the elderly through arts-based activities, with the aim of improving the wellbeing and quality of life of the elderly. 

This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.​

YOLDEN (Arts) @ Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home (Hougang)

YOLDEN is a regular 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.

YOLDEN (Arts) offers the elderly an opportunity to express themselves and communicate with others through art. This can be therapeutic for the elderly, and regular participation may improve an elderly's overall physical and mental health. 

Through the programme, youth volunteers will be able to befriend and engage the elderly through arts-based activities, with the aim of improving the wellbeing and quality of life of the elderly. 

This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.​

Team Fwenderly: Project Life is Beautiful, Life is Happiness

This project aims to befriend the elderly to reduce the feeling of loneliness among the elderly. There are three parts to the programme, where you get to be part of it! We will be bringing the elderly to Gardens by the bay where they can enjoy the beautiful nature, conducting games that will focus on the physical and mental aspect of the elderly and educating the elderly on healthy eating habits.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Wonders With Nature

Wonders With Nature, organised in partnership with Lakeside Family Services, aims to encourage young children aged 5 to 10 from Taman Jurong to appreciate nature and cultivate ‘Kampong Spirit’ by exposing them to the environment that surrounds them.

The team has developed 6 bi-weekly sessions that includes interactive activities and adventure trails. Each session acts as a platform for young children to interact with other children from the Taman Jurong community through the engagement of environmental themed activities. We also intend to emphasise on values such as respect, responsibility and teamwork.

We are looking for engaging and friendly youth volunteers who are keen to work with children aged 5 to 10. As volunteer befrienders, you will be forming friendships with the children and guiding them through activities. Through the sessions, we hope that both the Volunteer Befrienders and the children are able to have enjoyable and meaningful experiences together.

Our sessions are as follows:

Session 1: 30th Mar 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 2: 6th Apr 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 3: 20th Apr 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 4: 4th May 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 5: 18th May 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 6: 1st Jun 2019, 12.30PM - 3.30PM

Session 7: Finale, 15th Jun 2019 12.30PM - 3.30PM

 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Project Kneading Love

Project Kneading Love aims to create shared memories among children with special needs and their siblings, with the hope that they will form closer bonds. This will provide respite for the parents while the children are having fun. The families will be invited through Hope for the Journey, a support group for parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Join us in this meaningful and interactive baking session with the children on a Sunday morning as you take a step away from the hustle and bustle of life.

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for Youth Corps Leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: The Greenies

Bringing together environment and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with Waterways Watch Society (WWS) to help youths such as yourself to gain more perspectives on our environment and learn the importance of environmental protection and the impact of litter.

Through this shared environmental experience, we hope that you will be motivated to take more ownership in helping to tackle water and environmental issues while being engaged and having fun through outdoor water activities such as kayaking.

Join us today and let's do our part to save the environment!

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Art-bilities

Bringing together arts and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore will be partnering with National Arts Council (NAC), to increase PWIDs’ exposure to arts and allow trained volunteers to further apply their learned skills to better engage and interact with PWIDs.

With an overarching theme of environmental sustainability, this run of Art-bilities presents art activities using recycled materials. Through these activities, PWIDs are able to have more social interactions with our youth volunteers.

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

 

 

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: A Walk Around Kampong Gelam

Bringing together heritage and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with National Heritage Board (NHB) in creating the second run of the “A Walk Around Kampong Gelam” event. This is where youths and children gain a deeper appreciation for Malay culture through a shared heritage experience at Malay Heritage Centre and a walking trail around Kampong Gelam. Through the event, youths will have the opportunity to play the role of a ‘big brother/sister’ to children from diverse family backgrounds. On top of that, NUS Dikir Barat will serenade us with traditional Malay music where the children can learn and experience the traditional Malay music. This event also serves as a platform for youths to gain knowledge about Singapore’s cultural heritage and at the same time, share about Malay culture to the children.

 

NUS Dikir Barat was formed in 2017 by a group of young advocates for the Malay culture. We came together with the hopes of reigniting the spark in traditional Malay music, as well as to promote the Malay language through music and songs. Being a newly-formed group, we hope to see this vision of ours take shape and bring us to greater heights in the future.

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 project is one of the ad-hoc community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: A Walk Around Kreta Ayer

YCS warmly welcomes you to join us once again for A Walk to Kreta Ayer. Formerly known as Chinatown Trail, youth volunteers will be bringing children from Life Student Centre @ Hougang on a fun and enriching learning experience to the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn more about the role Chinese immigrants in Singapore’s history. Volunteers will also be engaging the children through craft activities and fun games back at Kreta Ayer Community Club. There will also be a mini walking trail to explore parts of the Kreta Ayer vicinity.

 

Bethesda C.A.R.E. Centre aims to serve the community with commitment and compassion so as to enrich lives, inspire a positive outlook and build resilience in those they serve. They provide community assistance to the less fortunate, promote and strengthen relationships, and enrich the lives of individuals through engaging and meaningful activities.

 

Out of the many programmes that they run for seniors, children and people with special needs, the participating children are from their Royal Rangers uniform group, which aims to develop and strengthen the character of the children (“Rangers”) and impart useful life skills to them.

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Trash to Treasure

We can all play our part in caring for our environment through Upcycling, which transforms waste materials or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality. It minimises the volume of discarded materials, reducing the need for production using new or raw materials and lessen the amount of waste going into landfills!

Partnering with Terra SG, we have a special upcycling workshop where youths and seniors can make something new from old materials. Besides the workshop, there will be opportunities to interact and get to know the seniors over lunch and other activities.

Join us to pick up a new upcycling skill and learn more about the environment!

Session 1: 16 March 2019, Saturday at Heartbeat@Bedok

Session 2: 22 March 2019, Friday at Marina Barrage (enjoy a visit to the Sustainable Singapore Gallery too!)

This project is a YCS curated community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: A Walk Around Little India

“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.

 

Building upon the successful runs of ‘Creative Hands, Curious Minds’ during Youth Corps Service Week 2018, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering the National Heritage Board (NHB) to showcase Singapore’s multicultural diversity to students, through engaging activities at a gallery tour around the Indian Heritage Centre, and an experiential walking trail to explore the rich diversity of heritage sites around Little India.  

 

This also provides youths the opportunity to play the role of a ‘big brother/sister’ to children from Big Heart Student Care. 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. These children will have the opportunity to deepen their appreciation of Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity and the unique contribution of the Indian community to Singapore, from past to present.

 

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Ahoy Captain! Round 4 !

AHOY THERE ME HEARTIES!

WE ARE BACK AGAIN!!!!

Love playing with Children? Do you enjoy themed Treasure Hunts? Welcome to "Ahoy Captain!" ROUND FOUR!!!.

The School Holidays will be coming sooner than you think! What better way than to spend your time forging wonderful memories and friendship with the children from Big Heart Student Care at "Ahoy Captain!"?! 

"Ahoy Captain!" was created with 'fun' being the fundamental value of the event, and building strong friendships and lasting memories through the fun we'll be having! This is a Treasure Hunt event with a Pirate theme, which will push not only volunteers to work together with the children but even cooperative activities with other teams!

This also provides youths the opportunity to play the role of a ‘big brother/sister’ to children from Big Heart Student Care. 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. These children will have the opportunity to deepen their appreciation of Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity and the unique contribution of the Indian community to Singapore, from past to present.

Ready to have a fun and meaningful time with the children? Then hop on deck and let's set sail!

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Nurture in Nature

Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with National Parks Board (NParks) to create Nurture in Nature, providing youths and children from Big Heart Student Care (BHSC) an opportunity to bond and interact through their shared biodiversity experience.

This is also a chance for these underprivileged children to learn more about the environment and how they can help play a part in conserving our environment. Through the art-making activities, children can express their creativity. At the same time, youths will gain a better perspective on the children from underprivileged backgrounds and learn how to interact with them.

Big Heart Student Care is a student care centre that aims to provide holistic care for children aged 7 to 12 years old. The care centre caters to children from diverse backgrounds and hopes to better support the development of children, especially those who are unprivileged.

This project is a YCS curated community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Jom Jalan-Jalan

For the first Open House of YOLDEN (Arts) @ Thye Hua Kwan (Hougang), we will be bringing our seniors out to Gardens by the Bay for an afternoon of meaningful conversations between the youths and the seniors over the beauty of flowers! Before the outing, volunteers will also have the opportunity to go hands-on with the arts session to gain a better understanding of what YOLDEN (Arts) is about. Let’s make beautiful memories and bloom together!

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore, and is organised by the YOLDEN (Arts) @ Thye Hua Kwan (Hougang) Rd 1 EXCO

YOLDEN By The Bay

Enjoy interacting and befriending seniors? We want you! Come and join us for a fun-filled afternoon with the lovely seniors from Ren Ci Nursing Home @ Bukit Batok as we explore the Gardens at Gardens by the bay through activities and heartful conversations.

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore, and is organised by the YOLDEN (Arts) @ Ren Ci Nursing Home Bukit Batok Rd 3 EXCO.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Digital Clinic

Technology has the potential to enrich and transform our lives dramatically, from the way we connect with each other through social media platforms, to the ability to make cashless payment. As Singapore progresses on our Smart Nation journey, we must ensure that everyone, including our seniors, are digital ready.  Hence, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to provide an opportunity for you to cultivate inter-generational bonding with the seniors through a digital clinic!

 

Digital Clinics are customised for seniors 50 years old and above, providing them with valuable learning opportunities and one-on-one assistance in using their mobile devices such as smartphones. The Clinics cater to users of both iOS and Android devices.

 

At the Digital Clinic, you will provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who visit the clinic by teaching them about mobile phone settings (e.g. changing colour, font size, managing storage, technical issues), and the usage of lifestyle apps. You can also look forward to accompany seniors from an SSOrg to visit the experiential booths, and bond over lunch!

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Sport-bilities

“Having an active lifestyle helps to improve quality of life.” This applies to all individuals including persons with disabilities (PWDs). Sport-bilities is a Youth Corps community service event in collaboration with SportCares to allow PWDs to participate in adaptive sport activities that would encourage them to use their social cognitive skills and motor skills.

Learn how to practice flexibility in adjusting the sport rules to cater to different individual needs; making the game more challenging, or more achievable for people with the different abilities.

Sport-bilities is focused to engage PWDs in an active lifestyle, however. more importantly, volunteers are also engaged to bring and join in the fun for this session. Join Sport-bilities and promote greater social acceptance amongst one another and social integration of the PWDs through sports.

This project is a YCS curated community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Spruce Parkz

How do you feel when you see a beach loaded with rubbish?

Have you thought of how you want to contribute to keeping a friendly and clean environment for our creatures at the beach?

Or, does the idea of being friends with people with Intellectual Disability (PwID) intrigue you, and hence also interest you to contribute to their lives in some way? 

If you are open for a quest in beach cleaning and some fun activities with PwIDs, do come onboard with Spruce Parkz!

MINDS MYG, formerly known as MINDS Youth Group, is the subsidiary volunteer wing of the Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). Members from MYG are aged 18 to 30, ranging from mid to high functioning of intellectual disability (ID).

The team behind Spruce Parkz will be inviting clients from MINDS MYG to join us as volunteers to clean up the East Coast Park. As such, MYG members are empowered to contribute in saving the environment, while illustrating their capabilities in serving the environment they live in.

We also invite youths who are open and willing to be volunteer buddies with our MYG members. The event encompasses a bonding session with fun games and picnic thereafter. Through the bonding sessions, volunteer buddies will have the opportunity to interact with the members and get to understand more about ID.

Support our inclusion movement and volunteer with the Special Needs Community, while playing a part to save the environment!

 

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Home Roam - From Then Till Now

Everyone has a different story to tell, what's yours?

 

Home Roam - from then till now - aims to provide a platform for youths to interact and engage seniors from Moral Home for the Aged Sick with activities to strengthen intergenerational connections and understanding. We will be heading to Singapore Discovery Centre where we roam and discover how our pioneer generation have made history from then and how the youths today will develop our future. Each senior will be paired with our friendly youth befrienders and together, we will roam around Singapore Discovery Centre and explore exhibits from then (past) till now (present). Through this session, volunteers will have an opportunity to forge bonds with seniors and pick up valuable lessons and perhaps, hear about stories from them, while creating unforgettable memories at Singapore Discovery Centre.

 

Join us as we go on an exciting journey of discovery with our lovely seniors!

 

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore, and is organised by the YOLDEN (Physio) Round 8 EXCO.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Experiential Booths

To promote greater social cohesion in our society, experiential booths will be set up at the Youth Corps Service Week 2019 launch to evoke empathy amongst the general public and create a better understanding for the causes we serve at Youth Corps Singapore.

As volunteers for the experiential booths, you will engage and interact with the general public to increase awareness for causes such as special needs, seniors and children.

This project is a YCS curated community service events of Youth Corps Service Week 2019.

Project Palli-Active

In conjunction with ‘Teh Tarik: Let's Talk about The End of Life’, the project ‘A Day Together: Palliative Care Edition’ was held on 6th October 2018 to provide an opportunity for youths to develop an understanding of palliative care and experience what it feels like to volunteer at hospices. The event started off with an introduction and tour conducted by our community partner, followed by a series of activities including sponge painting, and helping the nurses with the daily needs of the patients.

This time, Project Palli-Active aims to enable participants to gain exposure and inspire volunteerism in palliative care. Join us on a learning journey by gaining awareness of what palliative care entails and maximising exposure to the day-to-day living of patients at the hospice.

 

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore.

Volunteer Coordinator Track

Ever wanted to step up and lead others at community service events but felt uncertain if you are equipped for the role? Join us this February for the Volunteer Coordinator Track where we will be training aspiring Volunteer Coordinators in the areas of volunteer management, group facilitation skills and risk assessment to enable you to lead volunteers better.

Through an engaging training run by our very own YCS staff, you will be exposed to a series of lectures, case studies, group discussions, demonstrations, roleplay and use of facilitation props. You will be confident to lead a group of up to 10 Volunteer Befrienders (VBs) and empowered to effectively engage them through icebreakers, briefings and debriefs.

Not only will this help you in the realm of volunteering – the skills you will pick up are also highly transferable to your schools and workplaces, and other aspects of your life as well.

Come partner with us to champion youth volunteerism and create positive volunteering experiences for our youths!


The pilot run of this programme is open to all youths who are keen to take on the role of a Volunteer Coordinator during Youth Corps Service Week 2019. The minimum requirement to qualify for the VC track is to have participated in at least 2 YCS community service events. We will contact applicants who have met this criteria.

 

TeamHeartwarmers: CNY with SunLove

CNY with SunLove is an event to celebrate Chinese New Year. This event is to allow the elderly to bond with the volunteers. By celebrating festive seasons together, it promotes inclusiveness and help to cope with the residents’ loneliness.

The activities will include exercises with the elderly, designing a jar and an opera show. Lastly, there is window shopping so that all of us can liven up the CNY mood.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.   

Big Brother Big Sister 2.0

What does it take to bring joy to others?

1. Spend time with them

2. Indulge in a fun activity with them

3. Compliment them

4. Be their encourager

Bringing joy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is the same as bringing joy to any others. If you are confident and interested in doing the above four points, you are the big brother/ big sister we are looking for!

 

What is the Big Brother Big Sister Programme?

The Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) programme is a regular series of Saturdates (Saturday + Playdates) where BBBS get to interact and befriend children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder through fun-filled activities. These activities can range from art & craft, simple games, movie screening, sandwich making to many more!

Other than buddying the children and teenagers, BBBS can get a chance to plan the activities for the sessions too.  If you have an excellent idea or a fun game to play, simply rally other BBBS and plan a session!

 

*Volunteers from BBBS 1.0 & YCS Members who attended the sharing session on 24 Jan will be given priority

Team Art of the Heart: Project Lyon Heart

Project Lyon Heart aims to educate youths on emergency preparedness and empower youths living in Woodlands and polytechnic students of Republic Polytechnic to prepare for emergency situations. We intend to achieve this through designing and conducting a day’s programme which incorporates games with training provided by SCDF to equip youths with the skills in emergency preparedness, CPR and AED.

The games are designed with the SG Secure messages in mind (Stay Alert, Stay United, Stay Strong). Through the games that are played by the participants, they will be able to understand the role that they have in responding to a terror threat.

In addition to the games lined up, there will also be a short training conducted for youths to understand and to respond effectively to emergencies through Hands Only CPR and AED. Participants in the programme will be equipped to handle emergencies and respond effectively to terror threats.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Me to You

Calling out to all youths who are passionate to work with seniors!

Me To You is a regular elderly befriending programme which aims to equip the seniors in Taman Jurong to develop familiarity and confidence to use mobile technology while promoting intergenerational bonding between the seniors and youth volunteers.

The programme is designed to teach seniors how to use basic functions of a smart-phone effectively through useful apps, such as health care, grocery shopping and recreational games. We hope to foster a strong sense of community and cohesion through the programme, to increase the social support for the seniors as well.

YOLDEN (Physiotherapy)

YOLDEN (Physiotheraphy) is a regular 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.

Through the programme, youths get to learn from the life experiences of the elderly, make friends with like-minded youths, and gain skills and knowledge in befriending and engaging the elderly.

This project is a Youth Corps Singapore regular community service programme.​

Journey Into My World

Interested to know more about persons with intellectual disabilities? Love to exercise or engage in sports games? 
Join us as we embark on a journey together to live a healthy lifestyle with the residents from Metta Home!

Journey Into My World aims to improve the quality of life of the residents from Metta Home by encouraging them to live a healthier lifestyle. For this run, the residents will be learning some daily life skills such as concept of money and choosing healthier food options through a series of indoor simulations and outdoor first-hand experiences. Also, incorporating some fun elements, we will be introducing to them certain exercises and ball games they will be able to do independently with minimum supervision to encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Sessions will be conducted bi-monthly over a period of six months in Metta Home and island-wide to encourage residents to interact with the community! So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to spend a fruitful time with our lovely residents!

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for Youth Corps Leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

Together We Yoldening

To commemorate the end of YOLDEN (Arts) Round 3, volunteers will be bringing the seniors out to Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre for an afternoon of meaningful conversations between the youths and the seniors over familiar and delicious hawker food before strolling around Kampung Admiralty! Before the outing, volunteers will also have the opportunity to go hands-on with the arts session to gain a better understanding of what YOLDEN (Arts) is about.

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore.

PlayBook

PlayBook is a sport-based English curriculum developed by Team Five Minutes alongside SportCares and Youth Corps Singapore, to improve the language skills and comprehension abilities of youth when conversing in English. We use sport-based content and activities to make learning more accessible to these youth.

The youth from Henderson may come from underprivileged and at-risk backgrounds. As such, they may not receive equal opportunities for growth and mentorship as another average youth. On the language front, they might often be much more fluent in street lingo, but less apt to use English in other more formal contexts, necessary for their entrance into society after school. These youth have a need to develop a greater amount of confidence and this could be a way towards social inclusion.

This programme is about making learning accessible to these youth, by harnessing sport as a platform and means to pique their interest and grow their capacity for language use outside of sports or street lingo. Through this programme, Playbook seeks to inspire a greater desire for learning as well as grow in character values, confidence and communication abilities for these youth.

Youth Corps Singapore-Youth Expedition Project to China, Vietnam & Indonesia 2019

Youth Corps Singapore is embarking on Youth Expedition Projects (YEPs) to China, Vietnam and Indonesia in 2019!

We are looking for participants aged 18 to 35 years old to join us for our upcoming YEPs to make a difference both at home and overseas.

Click here (http://bit.ly/ycsyepreg) to register and find out more.

'Be My Friend' 2018

Rainbow Centre Singapore is a not-for-profit Organisation that serves children and young people with a diverse range of moderate to severe developmental needs, including autism, physical, visual and/or hearing disabilities.

‘Be My Friend’ mini carnival is a day filled with sports-related station activities for students with special needs from Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School and their siblings. Do join us to bring fun and excitement to these children at the event.

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events that is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s “Different but Same Same: Let's be inclusive!” theme from July to September 2018.

Project ELF (ELderly Fitness)

Project ELF (ELderly Fitness) aims to create a community of empowered seniors living in Blk 422-430 Cheng San-Seletar area who are able to practice active aging. We intend to achieve this by designing and conducting a regular exercise programme which empowers and encourages the seniors to maintain their health through exercise. The exercises will focus on flexibility and strength training.

This is the third run of the project.

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore.

Super Explora

Formerly known as Project AUsm!, the overall programmes of Super Explora seeks to engage youths who are interested and open to learn more about individuals with intellectual disability (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), varying children to adult.

“Super” signifies that individuals with special needs has their own strengths and talent, while “Explora” consist of “explore” and “camera”. As such, the programme will focus on exploring around and taking photos with smart tablets or smartphones at selected locations in Singapore.

For various outings, Super Explora partners with more than 1 community partners or any potential cilents from the public, including an independent parent support group which consist of families and individuals with autism from all walks of life.

What are you waiting for? Join us today to be part of Super Explora with an open heart. 

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for youth leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

Super Explora is supported by an independent parent support group for individuals with autism, known as Hope of The Journey.

The Chuu Chuu Project

Imagine that you are caught in a train breakdown. How would you respond? 

  1. Complain and rant on social media 
  2. Support the frontline staff and help others 

If you believe that we should support the frontline staff, The Chuu Chuu Project is for you! 

Chuu Chuu is a ground-up initiative to appreciate our Unsung Train Heroes. Join us in thanking and hearing the stories of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our world moving

All aboard!! 

Jiak Simi

“Jiak Simi” which means “what are we eating?” is a well-known dialect among the seniors which carries forth anticipation and excitement for the seniors on the different choices of food for every outing.

The Jiak Simi Project is a 12-month initiative to enhance the quality of life of our seniors over local delicacies in Singapore. We are a passionate team who aims to bring joy and a sense of familiarity and "home" to the seniors of Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens by establishing personal relationships coupled with delicious varieties of food. We aspire to provide the seniors with a year-long regular outing of exciting ‘makan’ places for them to visit and enjoy.

This project is a Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA) project supported by Youth Corps Singapore. PIFA is available for youth leaders who have completed the Leaders Programme.

Strong Mind Fit Body

Strong Mind Fit Body (SMFB) envisions a world in which we can all age bravely, one built with compassion and empathy. We organise fitness-related experiences that bring generations together.

One of our anchor programmes is SMFB Neighbourhoods. They are fun, engaging and accessible strength-based workouts that happen in the heartlands. When you join us in SMFB Neighbourhoods, you get to discover:

  • What ageing means to you and what it means to age well in the physical sense
  • Importance of protecting lean muscle for function and balance

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore.

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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.