7 volunteering opportunities at Youth Corps Singapore’s Do Good Fest 2023

Volunteers can help out at an overnight camp with special needs students, teach stop motion to children, or bond with seniors over food and games.

Dini Qistina Binte Ali

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Published: 5 May 2023, 3:54 PM

Youth Corps Singapore is holding its third run of the Do Good Fest from May to July. 

The programme provides over 3,000 volunteering opportunities for youths to serve the community, including activities with children, seniors, and people with special needs.

Here are seven volunteering events from the Do Good Fest that you can participate in:

1. Coding games for kids

Volunteers will make the June school holidays fun for primary school children, guiding them through the online interactive coding game codeSpark.


No prior coding experience or knowledge is required for this role. PHOTO: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


All sessions will be conducted over a period of four weeks via Zoom from May 27 to Jun 22 from 9am to 12pm.

Undergraduate volunteers may also sign up for the role of a Volunteer Coordinator (VC) and undergo a training session on May 19 to facilitate a group of Volunteer Befrienders.

2. SNC Inclusive Camp 2023

Volunteers at the overnight SNC Inclusive Camp will join students from St. Andrews Autism Centre and Victoria Junior College and help promote meaningful interactions among students of all abilities.


Skills required for this programme are coaching and mentoring, event managing, befriending, first-aid, and facilitating. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


They will be involved in various activities that promote social skills, such as supper shopping, or motor-based skills.

There will be a compulsory orientation and training session for the programme on May 21 from 9am to 1pm.

The camp will commence at 3pm on May 26 and will end the day next day at 6pm.

3. Be My HealthHub Buddy

Help the elderly keep up with technology by teaching them how to use the HealthHub mobile application at the Be My HealthHub Buddy programme.

Volunteers will guide patients and caregivers in installing the application as well as educating them on its functions, such as booking polyclinic appointments and paying off their bills.


According to Youth Corps, this programme can help build up the digital literacy of seniors and reduce the waiting time at polyclinics. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


This programme will be held at three polyclinics, in Geylang, Yishun, and Woodlands.

The project spans four weeks from May 26 to Jun 17. Sessions will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 11am.

4. TechBridge DLS Stop Motion Workshop

Techbridge’s DLS Stop Motion Workshop equips disadvantaged youths with vital and relevant digital skills.

Volunteers who are between 16 and 25 years old can sign up to guide a small group of upper primary students through activities on stop motion.

They can also help in developing the workshop’s content or opt to teach the class if they are well-versed in stop motion.


Volunteers will lead small group activities with one to two students based on the content covered in the main lesson. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


The workshop will be held on Jun 3 and 4 from 1.30pm to 4pm at the Chinese Development Assistance Council in Tampines.

5. Travel Buddy for Special Needs

Sign up as a travel buddy and empower persons with intellectual disabilities to travel independently on public transport.

Held from Jul 5 to Aug 31, volunteers can choose to sign up for sessions every Wednesday or Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at MINDS Towner Gardens School.


Applicants may be contacted to go through an interview before confirmation. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


A training session on Jun 30 is compulsory for volunteers to learn how to befriend and interact meaningfully with Persons with Intellectual Disability.

6. The Greenies@PAssionWaVe

Embark on a kayaking journey and a waterway clean-up with The Greenies @ PAssion waVe and learn more about caring for the environment.


No prior certification is needed for the kayaking. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


This collaboration between Youth Corps Singapore and PAssionWaVe aims to help youths learn the importance of environmental protection and the impact of litter on our waterways.

Volunteers can choose to join sessions on May 19 or 25, from 9.30am to 1.30pm at Yuan Ching Road Passion Wave at Jurong Lake Garden.

7. Back in my Time @ GoodLife! Makan

Enjoy a day interacting with seniors over food and games and learn about their life stories at this intergenerational bonding activity. 

Volunteers will also be required to help with cleaning and maintenance work to ensure that the center is ready for GoodLife! Makan’s on-going lunch and cafe programmes.


The centre offers a place for stay-alone-seniors to prepare, cook and share their meals with one another. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


The event will be held on May 12 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at 52 Marine Terrace Haven.

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