Set in the heart of Orchard Road, The Red Box is a place for youths to congregate, exchange ideas and take action to make Singapore a better home for all.
What can youths look forward to at The Red Box?
Youth Corps provides one day or short-term opportunities for youths who wish to try out volunteering in the different sectors. You can participate in community service events organised by Youth Corps and our community partners.
Youth Corps also organises its signature event, Youth Corps Service Week, every March. It is an island-wide community service to rally youths to volunteer. Volunteers do not need prior skills as Orientation and Trainings will be provided. In March 2019, over 1,200 youth volunteers impacted the lives of 1,000 beneficiaries over 7 days of service.
There’s something for everyone! Sign up as a Member and start volunteering today!
Youth Corps Service Week 2020 is back for its 4th edition with a focus on Social Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability! From 14 to 21 March 2020, we will be rallying youths from all walks of life to participate in community service to contribute towards a more caring and cohesive society.
How can you be involved?
Community Service Project Fund*
Have an idea to ignite positive change in the community? We want to support you! Find out more about the Project Fund here, and fill in the necessary documents here, to kick-start your project with us today!
Regular service programmes provide regular interaction with a specific beneficiary group. Youths have the opportunity to deepen their skills and knowledge in that particular sector and thus, will be required to commit for a period of at least 6 months.
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Precautionary Measures in view of COVID-19
In view of the recent developments pertaining to COVID-19, the National Youth Council (NYC) is implementing a series of precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of all youth participants.
NYC is adhering closely to the travel advisories issued by Ministry of Health (MOH) and stand advised against travel to affected countries and regions. In view of this, NYC will not be accepting any applications nor approving grants for YEP/YEP+ related trips to China between January 2020 and 31 July 2020, and all YEP/YEP+ related trips between March 2020 and 31 July 2020.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused and we seek your understanding in this matter.
Apply via MCCY Grants Portal (MGP) w.e.f. 1 April 2020
Interested applicants can apply for YEP/YEP+ grant for proiects taking place from 1 August 20201 via the MCCY Grants Portal (MGP) with effect from 1 April 2020. The online portal provides a more seamless grant application process for applicants. Applicants may access the MGP using their SingPass2. Please ensure that your SingPass account is ready before you submit your application.
1 Do note that all YEP/ YEP+ trips are subject to developments pertaining to COVID-19. NYC will continue to adhere to travel advisories and necessary precautions issued by MOH.
2 For YEP Programme Funding partners, please access the MGP using your organisation’s CorpPass.
YEP Plus (YEP+) applications only w.e.f. 1 July 2020
With effect from 1 July 2020, only YEP Plus (YEP+) applications will be accepted in support of our plans to fully transit to YEP+ model by April 2021.
For further queries, you may email us at email@example.com. Thank you.
Youth Expedition Project (YEP) is a Service-Learning programme by Youth Corps Singapore for youths, involving communities in Asia with a focus on the ASEAN member states, China and India. YEP aims to nurture confident and resilient youths who are active citizens with the desire to make a difference both at home and overseas.
YEP is also a grant which supports youths aged 15 to 35 from educational institutions and registered organisations to embark on Service-Learning projects within the programme.
There are four key phases for every YEP, i.e. Preparation, Overseas Project, Local Project and Closure:
1. We are Recruiting!
Join us for our upcoming YEP+ to make a difference both at home and overseas! Click on the link to register your interest now: http://bit.ly/ycsyepreg
2. YEP Homecoming Grant
As part of YEP's 20th year celebrations in 2020, Youth Corps is inviting YEP participants and alumni to organise your own Homecoming digital gatherings to bond, celebrate and learn from one another.
The YEP Homecoming Grant is a special grant call to create opportunities for bonding and learning for YEP teams past and present. This grant is available for application until 31 December 2020 only! Submit your application 2 weeks before your Homecoming event and receive up to S$1,000! Check it out now!
How do I start a YEP?
For grant and portal related enquiries, you may email us at GrantMgmt_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg
For YEP enquiries and assistance in project scoping, you may email us at YEP_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg
Required Documents for Application
Required Documents for Project Closure
Additional Information / Resources
If you are wondering what’s next after the completion of your YEP journey, how about leading the next YEP or take part in other programmes of Youth Corps Singapore?
For more information on events and programmes by Youth Corps Singapore, click on the respective links above. Alternatively, you may also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or drop us an email at Youth_Corps_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg. See you around!
Project Track (6 months)
As a volunteer leader-in-training (also known as Aspirant) you will be empowered to conceptualise and implement your own service-learning project to address real needs on the ground, while rallying other youths to join in your cause over a period of 6 months . There will also be trainings, mentorship by social sector experts and funding support through your journey.
The programme is designed for youths 17 to 25 years old to achieve the following:
Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Project Track) commences every December. Application for the Programme will be opened in June 2020.
Immersion Track (Full-time, 10 weeks)
Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) is a full-time 10-week youth leadership programme which provides training and on-the-job developmental opportunities. This alternative Leaders Programme is designed for youths aged 18 to 25 years old to achieve the following:
For more information, click here.
Application for the Programme will be opened in the last quarter of 2020.
Upon completion of Youth Corps Leaders Programme and Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion), Aspirants are conferred as Youth Corps Leaders at the Commencement Ceremony.
YCS Leaders have multiple development pathways to continue volunteering. These include: