Leaders Programme

Hone your community leadership skills at Youth Corps Singapore

Keen to grow as a youth leader within the social service sector?

Our youth leadership programmes seek to develop youth leaders into multipliers who rally fellow youth to serve the communities.

Check out the Youth Corps Leaders Programme

Youth Corps Leaders Programme is a 9 - 12 month community leadership development programme for youths aged 17 to 25 years old with some experience in leadership or community service.

The programme allows youth 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.

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leader ship journey Customisation of leadership journey where youth can choose their social cause and how they want to conduct their project
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What's in it for you?

Lead Bold Change in the Community

Grow Community Leadership Knowledge and Skills

Connect with Like-minded People

Deepen Insights to National Issues

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What's next?

Upon completion of either leadership programme, you will be conferred as a Youth Corps Leader. You will be provided with multiple development pathways to sustain your passion for volunteerism.

  • Funding Support: Initiate new community projects with our Pay-it-Forward Award (PIFA)
  • Internships: Intern with Youth Corps Singapore, Community Partners or Companies (CSR's team)
  • Leading Initiatives: Take up leadership roles and serve at Youth Corps Singapore community service events
  • Mentor: Guide and mentor next cohort of Youth Corps Aspirant teams
  • Interest-based Cluster: Pursue passions and participate in Youth-led clusters 
  • Networks: Connect with the community of Youth Corps Leaders


"The Youth Corps Leaders Programme provided me with the opportunity to learn and grow. What began as a journey with a group of strangers, serving people who were also strangers, ended with us parting ways as great friends."

- Afzal, Cohort 7

"My biggest takeaway from the Youth Corps Leaders Programme was that the first step to planning a programme is to understand the needs of the community. This is something I hold close to my heart, and I bring this to every project that I work on."

- Shiyun, Cohort 1

"Mentoring is not just about giving, but also about receiving. Through mentoring, I get to hear the different perspectives of others and learn to be more empathetic."

- Janani, Cohort 1

"There may be a lot of obstacles along the way but it’s how you learn from them, and overcome these challenges. I think joining the Youth Corps leader programme is win-win, you can do your part for society and also develop yourself."

- Daniel, Cohort 14

"My Youth Corps Leaders Programme project – Project Happy Club, aims to promote community bonding between the seniors of Telok Blangah and youth volunteers through exercises, activities and outing. Through Happy Club, I have learned to be more organised in my thoughts and to present detailed instructions and debriefs to our volunteers."

- Jiaze Toh, Cohort 10


Registration is closed. The next recruitment period will be in July 2023.

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Youth Corps Community Partnership (YCCP) Grant is now open

Keen to initiate or enhance your community service outreach, and be part of our effort to champion for youth volunteerism? Youth Corps Singapore is here to support you!

Youth Corps is seeking to partner with Community Partners with an interest in youth development to design, scope and implement service-learning projects in the community as part of the Youth Corps Leaders Programme. These community needs should be suitable for youths and in areas that the community organisation is seeking to address or under current programme pipeline.

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Application Form

Youth Corps Singapore would recruit youth volunteers to work with the Community Partner to address these needs. Funding support on a co-funding basis would also be provided to develop these youths and address the community needs.

You can find more information about the YCCP Grant and the application form in the link below.

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Online Grant Briefing

An online briefing on this YCCP Grant will be conducted on 21 June 2023, 4pm. Please click on this link to register for this briefing by 19 June, 5pm. Community Partners are strongly encouraged to attend this briefing before submitting their application (Annex A with budget template).

Application for YCCP Grant closes on 18 July 2023, 7pm.

Should you have more questions, you may contact Ms Natasha at natasha_nowak@nyc.gov.sg

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