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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 at common spaces such as void decks and parks, under our newly launched Common Space for Common Good (CS4CG) initiative.

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 2018, over 1,500 youth volunteers impacted the lives of 1,200 beneficiaries over 7 days of service island-wide.

There’s something for everyone! Sign up as a Member and start volunteering today.

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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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Are you interested in:

  • Gaining perspectives of the local and overseas communities as a global citizen
  • Serving the local and overseas communities that you learn from
  • Building your confidence and resilience as a youth expedition leader

If you have answered 'YES' to any of the above, lead or join a Youth Expedition Project today!

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 region, 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 from educational institutions and registered organisations to embark on YEP.

There are three key phases for every YEP, i.e. Preparation, Overseas Project and Local Project:  

  • Preparation project to learn more about social issues in Singapore and overseas host community;    
  • Overseas Project with a duration of at least 10 service-learning days (i.e. 10 calendar days to be spent on service-learning activities) to be conducted in a country in Asia, with a primary focus on the ASEAN countries, China or India; and
  • Local Project that meets a local community need, with linkage to the Overseas Project to be conducted in Singapore within 3 months upon return.

For more information, please refer to the YEP Funding and Publicity Guidelines and FAQ.

What should I note?

The preparation phase may take 3 to 5 months to complete. You should start the planning process early and apply no later than 2 months before the start date of your YEP Overseas Project to be considered for funding. Ensure you have the following required documents ready when you submit your application.

For YEP enquiries and assistance in project scoping, you may email us at YEP_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg 

To apply for the YEP grant, submit “Required Documents for Application” to NYC_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg

Required Documents for Application

  1. YEP Application Form New
  2. YEP Proposal Template Updated
  3. YEP Budget Template
  4. YEP Participant List
  5. Endorsement Letter by Endorsing Organisation and Emergency Management Plan
  6. First Aid Training Certificates

Required Documents for Project Closure

  1. YEP Team Report Template
  2. YEP Statement of Accounts and Calculation Sheet Templates
  3. YEP Participant List (if there are changes to the participant list submitted at application)
  4. YEP Local Host Feedback Form
  5. YEP Overseas Host Feedback Form
  6. YEP Feedback Forms (for Leaders and Participants)

Additional Materials

  1. YEP Journal 
  2. YEP Leader Handbook
  3. YCS-YEP Leaders Training Course Details
  4. YCS-YEP High Resolution Logo
  5. Our Little Red Dot and Beyond New training programme for YEP Leaders and Members!

Document for YEP Programme Funding Partner Only

  1. PF Templates A, B & C Updated

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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?

  1. Community Service Events

  2. Regular Service Programmes

  3. Youth Expedition Project

  4. Youth Corps Leaders Programme

  5. Red Box Programmes

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 We look forward to seeing you again!

 

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Youth Corps Leaders Programme

The Leaders Programme is not for the faint-hearted. It is the most intensive programme in Youth Corps. As a volunteer leader-in-training (also known as an Aspirant), you'll get exciting opportunities to conceptualise and implement your own service-learning project with a small group of like-minded individuals from all walks of life 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:

  • Develop community leadership skills through training, mentoring and implementation of a service learning project
  • Gain insight into national issues and challenges, and the individual’s role in shaping Singapore
  • Be empowered to lead, advocate and take action on community issues that they are passionate about
  • Learn to assess community needs and develop partnerships.
  • Lead self and build high performing teams

The Public Run commences every December. Application for the Programme opens all year round.

How to apply?

1) Log in / Sign up at https://portal.youthcorps.sg/Account/Login

2) Click on "Be an Aspirant" button and select "Leaders Programme" tab

3) Complete and submit application form

Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) - NEW!  

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

  • Develop community leadership skills through training, learning journeys and on-the-job placements in the social sector
  • Gain insight into national issues and challenges, and the individual’s role in shaping Singapore
  • Gain deeper understanding of cause-based issues and social sector
  • Gain the opportunity to plan, coordinate and/or implement activities across different programmes with Social Service Organisation
  • Learn to recruit, manage and retain volunteers

For more information, click here

How to apply?

1) Log in / Sign up at https://portal.youthcorps.sg/Account/Login

2) Click on "Be an Aspirant" button and select "Leaders Programme (Immersion)" tab

3) Complete and submit application form

Leaders Pathways

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:

  • Projects: Initiate new community projects with our Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA)
  • Overseas Exposure: Gain global perspectives and learn from international best practices
  • Internship: Intern with Youth Corps Singapore or our Community Partners under the Leaders Internship Programme
  • Volunteer: Take up leadership roles at Youth Corps community service events or regular programmes as a Volunteer Coordinator or EXCO member
  • Assistant Mentor: Guide and mentor Youth Corps Aspirant teams
  • Interest-based Groups: Participate in interest-based clusters based on your areas of interests
  • Leaders Circle: Networking and gathering with other YCS Leaders

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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?

  • Welcome Tea for new Members to find out more about YCS
  • Talks, dialogues and other engagement sessions
  • Participate in hackathons or similar activities to conceptualise and execute social initiatives
  • Training workshops to equip you with useful knowledge and skills to serve the community
  • Join interest groups to further contribute in creating positive impact in the community
  • Support for youths keen to effect positive social change
  • Enriching and fun social events organised by your peers for you

Bookings

If you are interested to book The Red Box spaces, please contact youthcorps_booking@nyc.gov.sg with your event details.