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?
Community Service Events and Regular Programmes
Youths Corps provides one-day or short-term volunteering opportunities through Community Service Events for youths who are interested to try out volunteering as well as participate in workshops and training to explore the different sectors. Youths can also deepen their skills and knowledge of a beneficiary group at the Regular Programmes through a meaningful, longer-term journey.
Youth Corps Service Week
The Youth Corps Service Week is a signature event of Youth Corps Singapore. It is an island-wide community service that takes place every March. It aims to rally youth from all walks of life to participate in community service to contribute towards a more caring and cohesive society.
Each year, Youth Corps Service Week will kick off with lead-in workshops to raise awareness of volunteerism social issues and equip those who are interested to volunteer with the necessary skillsets. On the week itself, there would be a week-long slew of Community Service events, ranging from causes including Children, Environment, Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Seniors.
The Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth and the National Youth Council have launched a Youth Corps Internship Scheme (YCIS) to provide students from Institutes of Higher Learning with internship opportunities from three to six months in the community and social sectors. The objective of the YCIS is to enable youth to continue their development through on-job-training and learning experiences in the community and social sectors, and contribute back to society in this national crisis.
Organisations will be able to take in students as interns to meet organisational needs, look into business continuity plans and explore new ways to deliver services amidst this challenging period. Organisations will also be able to tap on additional funding to cover the internship monthly allowance.
Find out if you are eligible
Note: The application phase for the internship cycle between Mar – Sep 2021 has been completed and closed. Application for the next cycle (for internship period Sep 2021 – Mar 2022 would be open some time in May/Jun 2021. Should you be interested, do drop your interest/contact with us at YouthCorps_InternshipScheme@nyc.gov.sg.
Youths will be able to gain valuable skills and exposure to working in the real world, develop empathy and understanding of the social and community sector. Youths will receive monthly internship allowance and choose between the YCIS or YCIS – Leaders Programme (Immersion) path to confer as our Youth Corps Leaders upon completion of internship.
Find out more here
Prior to application, please ensure that you fulfil the following criteria:
Youth Expedition Project (YEP) is a Service-Learning programme by Youth Corps Singapore (YCS) to nurture confident and resilient youths who are active citizens with the desire to make a difference both at home and overseas.
Read more about youth overseas volunteering experience at Our YEP Story to get inspirations from all YEP teams! Be an inspiration, start your own YEP today!
Precautionary Measures in view of COVID-19
To safeguard the health and safety of all youth participants, the National Youth Council (NYC) is adhering closely to the travel advisories issued by Ministry of Health (MOH), and stand advised against travel to affected countries and regions. NYC will not be accepting any applications nor approving grants for YEP trips taking place before 31 July 2021.
As we continue to bring forth meaningful service overseas, the new YEP-GO (YEP Goes Online) provides a platform for youths to continue volunteering with the overseas communities without travel.
What is YEP-GO?
YEP-GO allows youths to connect with overseas partner organisations and develop programmes through virtual means. NYC will fund 80% of total qualifying project costs, capped at $3,000 per team. Participants of YEP-GO will still be eligible for funding to go on YEP trips when travel resumes.
For details of the criteria and requirements, please refer to the Funding & Publicity Guidelines and FAQ.
Choose which pathway suits you and embark on your own YEP-GO journey today!
Want to take part in overseas volunteering?
Wish to join a team and gain valuable experience in online servicing as a team member?
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Have an idea in mind and all ready to embark on your own project?
In need of funds to kickstart your YEP-GO project?
Want to lead your own project but no idea where to start?
Download the Leaders' Starter Kit for a step-by-step guide to your role as a leader!
LEADERS' STARTER KIT
Refer below for YEP fundings related forms.
For YEP-GO enquiries and assistance in project scoping, you may email us at YEP_Enquiries@nyc.gov.sg.
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!
*This section only applies to teams which wish to claim for their cancelled YEP trips due to COVID-19.
Youth Corps Leaders Programme is a 9-12 months community leadership development programme suitable for youths 17 to 25 years old with some experience in leadership or community service. Participants who complete the programme will be conferred as Youth Corps Leader.
The newly revised programme allows youths greater flexibility to design and customise their own leadership journey based on different social causes, partners and project pathways. Youths will be trained by Youth Corps Singapore and guided by National Agencies and/or Community Partners to implement a sustainable service-learning project tackling pressing community needs.