Our Projects

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: Trash to Treasure

Keeping the environment safe is one of the biggest concerns in the world including Singapore, we must ensure that everyone, including our seniors, know the different steps to care for our environment. One way to care for the environment is through Upcycling! Upcycling transforms waste materials or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality. It minimises the volume of discarded materials and waste which also reduces the need for production using new or raw materials and lessen the amount of waste going into landfills. This will then result in reduction in the different environmental issues such as air pollution, land pollution and waste management.

 

Youth Corps Singapore is partnering Terra SG to bring you 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 you want to pick up a new upcycling skill and learn more about the environment.

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.

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 augmented 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.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: A Walk Around Kampong Glam

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 Glam” 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 Glam. 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: 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 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: 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.

Youth Corps Service Week 2019: Experiential Booths

In order to promote greater social cohesion in our society, experiential booths at the launch aims to evoke empathy amongst the general public and create a better understanding for the causes we serve at Youth Corps Singapore.

 

Volunteers for the experiential booths can expect to meaningfully interact with the general public to increase awareness for causes such as special needs, seniors, and underprivileged children.

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

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.

 

Me to You

Fostering continual intergenerational bonding and communal bonding between seniors and youth volunteers.

Increasing mobile technology familiarity and confidence among seniors through weekly mobile usage workshops.

Engaging seniors on learning how to use basic functions of smartphone effectively through useful apps

Develop and empower youth volunteers with a passion to work with seniors and sustain the Project

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.

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 Saturday afternoon 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.

Ahoy Captain! Round 3 !

AHOY THERE ME HEARTIES!

WE ARE BACK AGAIN!!!!

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

The December 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!

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

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.

Shop for a Cause

In partnership with NTUC FairPrice, Shop for a Cause aims to reach out to seniors to engage them in meaningful activities in the community.

Youth volunteers will accompany the seniors for an afternoon of grocery shopping at FairPrice Xtra Hypermarket at Kallang Wave Mall, and interact with them through a meal and sightseeing. The youths and seniors can build inter-generational bonds, as the youths share with seniors about healthier food choices, while hearing the life stories of seniors and picking up tips on how to choose ingredients and prepare food.  

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

A Walk To Remember (Round 7)

“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 seventh 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 the Singapore River, and highlights how Singaporeans have survived and prospered despite many challenges.

 

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.

A Walk Around Kreta Ayer

Join us this November for A Walk Around Kreta Ayer (formerly know as Chinatown Trail). Be a big brother or sister to children from Life Student Centre @ Hougang and bring them on a fun and enriching learning experience to the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn about the role Chinese immigrants had in Singapore's history. Then, head back to Kreta Ayer Community Club to engage the children through craft activities and games, and go on a mini walking trail to explore parts of the Kreta Ayer vicinity.

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

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.

e-Payment Learning Journey (17th November)

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, is digital ready.  

 

Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), providing an opportunity for the youths to cultivate an inter-generational bonding with the seniors through an e-payment experiential learning journey. Through the event, the youth will introduce seniors to the various modes of e-payment and will be able to broaden their perspectives about seniors. The experiential journey includes a talk on going cashless, a trip to food establishment to make payment via QR code and a trip to the MRT station to top up MRT card electronically.

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

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.

Registration closes 23 November 2018 (Friday). Click here (http://bit.ly/ycsyepreg) to register and find out more.

18 for 80

18 for 80 is an initiative launched by team YOLDEN to commemorate the end of YOLDEN (Physio) Round 7 and welcome the 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 move your muscles during the physiotherapy session and games with the elderly. Connect and interact with the elderly through a sincere and meaningful conversation while enjoying the ever delicious and familiar hawker food.

 

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

Purple Parade 2018

The Purple Parade is a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs. The movement culminates in a huge purple parade celebration. It's an outward demonstration of solidarity and support when we all step out to come together. Let's celebrate the abilities of people with special needs, because different does not mean less!

This year, Youth Corps Singapore will be joining Singapore National Stroke Association in a Contingent. Join us for the march past, enjoy live performances and have fun at the carnival!

Buckle Up, Let’s Fly

Buckle Up, Let’s Fly! aims to provide a platform for youths to interact and engage in activities with seniors from Moral Home for the Aged Sick to strengthen intergenerational connections and understanding. Each senior will be “Buckled Up” with our friendly youth befrienders who will bring them to “Fly” around and explore the vicinity of Changi Airport Terminal 3. Through this session, volunteers will have an opportunity to forge bonds with seniors and pick up valuable lessons from them, while creating unforgettable memories at Terminal 3.

Join us as we spend a meaningful day with our lovely seniors!

This is a youth-for-youth project supported by Youth Corps Singapore, and is organised by the YOLDEN (Physio) Rd 7 EXCO.

A Day Together: Palliative Care Edition

In conjunction with Teh Tarik: Let's Talk about The End of Life, this community project allows youths to build understanding and empathy by providing an exposure to palliative care in Singapore. Palliative care focuses on providing care and relief to patients who have a serious or life threatening disease. Experience what it feels like to volunteer at a hospice and widen your perspective on the state of palliative care in Singapore. Spend quality time interacting with end-of-life patients by engaging in various activities and learn about the hospice’s day to day operations.

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

HAPPY CLUB 2.0 @ Telok Blangah Heights

Project Happy Club is back for its second run this coming August!

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.

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.​

CPR & AED Training

FREE CPR and AED Training for the First 50 Youths who sign up!

Medical skills (CPR & AED)
Learning CPR gives us that vital basic skill to help save lives. The bystander CPR rate in Singapore is extremely low at about 20 per cent, even when six out of 10 of such incidents occur in the presence of family, friends or colleagues. Therefore, 80 per cent of people who collapse do not receive any form of life-saving first aid until the arrival of emergency ambulance crew.

Cardiac arrest survival rate
The chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims decrease by about 7 per cent to 10 per cent for every minute of delay in applying life-saving first aid, such as CPR or using an AED. Only about 14 per cent out of 2,000 people who suffer cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Singapore every year manage to survive.

Unlike heart attacks, which occur when blood flow to the heart is blocked, a cardiac arrest happens when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. Death can occur within minutes if victims do not receive treatment.

Join us to stay prepared. You never know when these skills will come in handy!

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.

Art-Bilities (National Day Special)

Art-Bilities is a community service event in collaboration with National Arts Council (NAC) to bring together youths and persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) through art and fun! Join us for an inclusive day of art-making activities with PWIDs and a chance to cultivate new and special friendships! Let's work towards creating a more inclusive and creative society in Singapore!

Through Art-bilities (National Day Special), youth volunteers will celebrate National Day with residents of Thye Hua Kwan Home for the Disabled @ Eunos through arts-making activities. This will allow PWIDs to have more social interactions with our youth volunteers. Youths will also be able to gain perspectives about PWIDs and empathise with them.

Let's Play @ THK!

In collaboration with Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Thye Hua Kwan Home for Disabled @ Eunos, this event provides an opportunity for volunteers to interact with the residents at THK Home for the Disabled.

THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos provides long term residential care for children and disabled adults. They offer programs for all residents in the areas of training and development, recreational activities and employment opportunities.

For this event, YCS members will be volunteering alongside RP students to engage with the residents at THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos. It will be a fun-filled day of activities and carnival games and a meaningful time of interaction with the beneficiaries!

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.

Dragon Knights: Project Connecting

Project Connecting aims to help youth-at-risk (from ages 13 to 16) from Andrew’s and Grace’s Girls Home develop themselves, in terms of their character and connection to society by organising activities and programs, including regular dragonboating sessions. We seek to create a safe space for these youth to express themselves by forging a network of trust and support amongst themselves and the volunteers as well as the Andrew and Grace’s Girls Home staffers in hope that they will be able to build healthy relationships with others.

There will be a character theme assigned to each month and the corresponding activities will be planned. Activities include Escape Room for Team Building, and Volunteering to developing a sense of Empathy among youths.
 

We're looking for volunteers that meet the following requirements:

- Female, at least 18 years old

- English speaking

- Available to volunteer for at least six months

-Be able to commit to attending dragonboating sessions for least two Saturday morning sessions per month from June until the end of this year

 

Email us at dragonknights2018@gmail.com to find out more about our volunteer opportunities!

 

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

Befriender's Arts Toolkit

Bringing together arts and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering the National Arts Council in creating an opportunity for volunteers to reach out and bring the arts to seniors in the Marine Parade Area.

The Befriender's Arts Toolkit is a resource that provides volunteer befrienders with simple art-based activity ideas that can be used as part of their befriending home visits. Developed by artists/arts practitioners, the Tookit provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions, conversation tips and materials required to get started. The great thing is that these activities do not require volunteers to have prior training or background in the arts and anyone can use them!

The Tookit is intended to

  1. Leverage volunteers to bring arts experiences to the underserved

  2. Use the arts experience to stimulate conversations and social interaction, enriching the befriending process

If you are interested in interacting with the seniors, especially through the medium of art, join us in bringing out the creative side of seniors!

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

'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.

PSLE Study Programme

The PSLE Study Programme aims to provide the P6 students living in Spooner Road (Near Outram) with a more conducive environment to study.

The programme also aims to provide the P6 students with 1-1 academic support to better prepare for them for the upcoming PSLE.

Each session would be conducted every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm from 18th July to 19th September.

No prior experience is required as training and orientation would be provided.

 

 

 

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

Big Brother Big Sister Programme

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!

 

*YCS Members and Leaders who attended the sharing session on 29 June will be given priority

 

Amazing Heartland Race

Who says that amazing races are a thing for the young? We work to challenge that notion and change the society’s mindset – seniors too are able to have fun and take part in a variant of amazing races! The idea of the Amazing Heartland Race is to knit the community closer together by bringing forth the concept of linkages. Despite living in separate blocks, this event aims to convey the message to the elderly that they live in the same community, and as neighbours they can help and look out for one another.

Join us in engaging and interacting with the elderly at Telok Blangah Drive to bring joy and meaning to the event. Get ready to be blown away by what you will learn about seniors through working together with them as you work through the creative games in the Amazing Heartland Race. Wait no longer and sign up today!

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.  

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.

Two To Jalan Jalan

Come join Special Needs Cluster on a Farm Tour at Two to Jalan Jalan!

Calling out to all youths who are nature lovers and are interested to befriend their peers with Autism, aged 16 to 25. YCS Special Needs Cluster is looking to recruit befrienders for the upcoming Two to Jalan Jalan. We will be heading down to Kampung Kampus to harvest some crops together with our special buddies!

Two to Jalan Jalan is the second installation of a playdate series by the Special Needs Cluster, supported by Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) and in collaboration with Hope for the Journey.

The Playdate series from the Special Needs Cluster “Jalan Jalan” is a thematic platform for youths and individuals with special needs to interact and make friends with each other and at the same time, build awareness about each other and deconstructing myths of each disability.

It may be a picnic, or an outing to the museum or simply, a walk in the park and at the end of the day, we all walk away with at least one new buddy. We call out to all like-minded youths to join us and get to know more about our friends with special needs.

What are you waiting for? Join us to Jalan Jalan today!

 

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 Wheels

Project Wheels aims to encourage youths aged 13-19 from diverse background to engage more in healthy outdoor activities while inculcating positive values in them. We will be having an amazing race and recreational cycling with youths on 23 June, Saturday at East Coast Park. Join us to have a fun time!

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.

 

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.

A Walk to Remember (Round 6)

Bringing together heritage and youth volunteerism, Youth Corps Singapore is partnering the National Heritage Board (NHB) in creating the fifth run of '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. 

In this sixth run of 'A Walk to Remember', we'll be having 2 different trails:

  1. Peeking into the Past
  2. Moving Towards the Future

If you are passionate to volunteer with children and are keen to learn more about the Singapore story, come join us in this meaningful round 6 of ‘A Walk to Remember’.

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

18 for 80

18 for 80 stands for youth (denoted by 18) being there for seniors (denoted by 80). 18 for 80 Open House aims to bridge the generation gap by promoting interactions between the young and old, thus boosting our understanding for one another. It is also an opportunity for volunteers interested to join the YOLDEN family to experience a meaningful day with like-minded youths and fun interactions with the seniors from Moral Home for the Aged Sick.

Immerse yourself in a day of incredible fun by engaging in nostalgic conversations with the warm-hearted and friendly seniors. Stretch your stiff muscles during the simple physiotherapy games together, and feel a sense of happiness as the seniors savour the delicious hawker food in pure delight!

We are looking for YOU! Join us in this interactive session as you take a step away from the hustle and bustle of life.

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

Nurture in Nature

Youth Corps Singapore is partnering National Parks Board (NParks) to create Nurture in Nature - a community service event that brings together youths, underprivileged children and nature! Join us for a morning of trails and art-making activities while befriending children and learning more about the environment and the part we can play in its conservation. Let's embark on this shared biodiversity experience together!

This event is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s ‘Common Space for Common Good’ signature initiative.

Picturesque

If you are keen to learn more about person with intellectual disability , we have just the opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers who are keen to befriend the residents of Metta Home for a one-day mass outing to the S.E.A Aquarium titled " Lens Under the Sea!".

Project Picturesque aims to promote photography to the residents of Metta Home - Home for the Disabled as a way to express themselves. We wish to improve the quality of life of the residents and encourage a sense of creativity as they express themselves  through photography. There will be a photo exhibition for the photos taken to raise awareness among the public about the special needs.

During this mass outing , the residents will be engaged in various activities like crafts and photo-taking in and around S.E.A Aquarium. Through this, the residents will be able to communicate and interact with the community which will translate to greater exposure of the special needs. This will also benefit the residents as they will feel more connected and integrate better with the community.

The SEA Aquarium outing - Lens Under the Sea is part of the Aspirant Project Picturesque.

So what are you waiting for? Join us now!

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

Escape Rooms @ Festival of Biodiversity 2018

What is Festival of Biodiversity? 

The Festival of Biodiversity is an annual event organised by the National Parks Board in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable to create awareness and foster a sense of appreciation for our natural heritage.

And, why is there a need to run escape room in this festival?

To instil in Singaporeans the importance of knowing and conserving our local biodiversity through fun and engaging escape rooms.

Besides, the project aims to increase awareness of and interest in Singapore’s biodiversity among Singaporean youths and families so as to encourage their participation in local biodiversity conservation efforts.

If you would like to experience this unique escape room opportunity and have what it takes to commit to the training/events schedule, click "Apply" now!

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

Happy Club @ Telok Blangah Heights/Drive

Project Happy Club @ Telok Blangah Heights/Drive aims to encourage mobile seniors above 50 years old, to adopt an active lifestyle for the people they love through a social movement. The theme of the social movement will be ‘fits(old)’, a play on the word ‘fitspo’ that is colloquially meant to show strong and fit men and women.

Our movement comprises of:

  1. A tailored exercise programme for the seniors with 2 key milestones over the 12 weeks to encourage them to adopt an active lifestyle

  2. An exhibition and video campaign to galvanise the community and provide encouragement to the seniors

 

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

Team Capture: Project Snap

Working together with REACH Community Services (RCSS), our project aims to empower youths with basic photography and videography skills within 6 months. At the same time, we will be conducting bonding sessions in order to build rapport with the youth and create a strong peer support system. Towards the end of programme, we hope to have the youths embark on a photo exhibition project/ video project to showcase what they have learnt. By expanding this project to various centres and branching out to other skills, we hope to sustain this project and give them a platform to showcase their skills and to create potential job prospects.

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

From Me to You

Youth Corps Singapore is partnering with Lakeside Family Services for project From Me To You. From 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.

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

Art for Heart

Our project aims to promote social and emotional learning in children aged 7-12 from underprivileged backgrounds in Taman  Jurong through a series of visual arts programme.

The team has designed a curriculum 15-weekly sessions using visual arts. In each session, the team will be focusing on 3 components: individual activity for creativity exploration, class activity to cultivate the values of respect and teamwork and reflection time using creative ways such as singing and playing games.

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

YEP Indonesia

26 May to 7 June 2018
Cijayanti Sentul Village and Jakarta, Indonesia
- Conduct enrichment activities for students
- Help build a multi-purpose court for the village
- Be inspired by budding entrepreneurs

Fee: Up to $650 (after 60% funding for first-time YEP participant)
For enquires/sign-up, email kwokmengkei@gmail.com

* This expedition is open to participants aged 18 - 35 years
* All participants are required to embark on a project/event in Singapore to meet community needs within 3 months post trip

 

The Usual Place @ Henderson SAC

Calling out to all who loves games and has a heart for seniors! Come join us in a day of fun, joy and laughter, where you’ll get to engage the seniors in tabletop games like Jenga and Hua Hee, learn about their meaningful life stories and gain valuable befriending and facilitation skills!

The Usual Place (TUP) @ Henderson SAC aims to foster an attractive, caring and inclusive community of seniors in the Henderson Senior Activity Centre, in a bid to prevent isolation among them. With tabletop games as our staple, we hope to facilitate the building of social ties and the fostering of meaningful interactions among seniors.

This is a one day pilot event organised by the YCS Eldercare Cluster, held in conjunction with Youth Corps Service Week 2018, to assess the receptiveness of the seniors to our programme. Should the seniors be open to our programme, we will kickstart a series of weekly TUP sessions, lasting for 6 consecutive weeks, and we hope that you can continue to be a part of our team!

Wondering whether you have the skills to make an impact? No worries! We desire only for the heart to serve! Your presence as a friend is more than enough. So what are you waiting for? Come join us now!

Advisory - Online Repository

Advisory is building an online repository of interviews with working professionals to provide youth in Singapore free access to the resources they need to make informed education and career choices.

 

OUR VISION

A world where youth are empowered to make informed decisions about their futures.

 

OUR MISSION

To be the bridge that allows students to have a personal and in-depth understanding of industries and jobs available, by connecting them with the working world through interviews on Advisory’s online platform and communicating upcoming opportunities.

 

More information can be found on our website: www.advisory.sg

 

*This project is part of the Youth Corps Singapore's Leaders Programme.

 

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!! 

BridgePlease!

BridgePlease! aims to get engage the community over at North Bridge Road to give the Good Samaritans a platform and empower them to make a change within their neighbourhood.

The team intends to galvanise and empower Good Samaritans to cultivate a “kampong spirit”, develop active citizenship and a sense of ownership over their neighbourhood, and to demonstrate proactiveness in being the eyes and ears of the community. This committee of resident volunteers may then enable the neighbourhood to fend for itself more effectively.

Through weekly discussions and reflections about their neighbourhood, the residents will then initiate a resident-led program to either capitalise upon their community’s assets or tackle a prominent and pressing challenge in the neighbourhood.

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

Project LinkAge

At Project LinkAge, we seek to engage you -volunteers- who are interested to join us in brightening the lives of the elderly at AWWA Senior Community Home, as well as, the bubbly children from My First Skool. We hope that through this project, we can achieve our goal to overcome the social isolation that most of the elderly face in Singapore.

You will be tasked to guide the participants to do various activities planned out for each session. Volunteers who have experience handling young kids and elderly are highly recommended to join Project LinkAge.

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

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.

We Are Stronger Together

Seniors have knowledge and valuable life lessons to share, while youths possess knowledge of trends and technology. By bringing them together in a seniors’ space – Chinatown – we can promote an intergenerational exchange of wisdom and knowledge (on trends and active ageing). Over a meal in Chinatown Complex Food Centre/Maxwell Food Centre, seniors can share about their heritage, while youth can impart active ageing tips (healthy eating, regular exercising). Prompted by objects as they roam Kreta Ayer in an Amazing Race-esque activity, seniors can also reminisce and offer gems of wisdom, while youths share aspects of being a millennial, i.e. poses and mobile applications they use for photo-taking. This half-day event enables seniors to revisit a site steeped in heritage, and leave with new memories and knowledge on how to age successfully.

This project is one of the ad-hoc community service events that is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s “Uncovering Wisdom, Celebrating Seniors” theme from October to December 2017.

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.

Team Five Minutes: The Play Book

The youth in SportCares’ programmes are frequently bored and/or intimidated by academic work in school. In addition, their home environment is not supportive or conducive for studying or completing homework assignments. The youths need academic content to which they feel an immediate connection. By producing sport-based curriculum, The PlayBook makes learning more accessible for these youth. Through this program, Team Five Minutes seeks to inspire a greater desire for learning, and encourage growth in character, confidence, and communication abilities for these youth. 

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

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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.