The Singapore Red Cross Youth (RCY) is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world - the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It was first established as the Junior Red Cross in 1952 when Singapore was still a British colony. Today, the RCY has 5000 members and counting!
Red Cross Youth strives to instil the Red Cross Youth spirit and strengthen core values such as compassion, passion and professionalism in all members. By participating in providing Singapore Red Cross humanitarian services, Red Cross Youths are groomed to become good citizens with strong senses of civic responsibility. They are trained to be adaptable, resilient and confident team players.
In line with the spirit of social inclusiveness, the Red Cross Youth launched Singapore’s first Red Cross Youth Club for youth with and without intellectual disabilities at the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Delta Senior School. The club allows students with intellectual disabilities to build confidence in contributing to the community, and fosters greater understanding of people with special needs through shared experiences and activities with other Red Cross Youth schools and clubs.
Humanity In Our Hands
Our Youth Programmes & Initiatives
Red Cross Youth organises a variety of events, programmes and activities, both locally and internationally, every year to nurture compassionate leaders for humanity. Youths develop unique abilities and qualities to inspire and influence positive change in others by their own actions. Some events include:
|Competitions||First Aid Championship, Digital Media Competition, Fostering Leadership And Resilient Endeavours (FLARE), Disaster Risk Reduction Championship (DRRC), Ambassadors of Blood donation Competition (ABC)|
|Training||Youth Leadership, Psychological First Aid, Emergency Response and Incident Management, Modular Workshops, Unit Specialist Programme, Volunteer Instructors' Programme, Unit Officers' Programme, Volunteer Officers' Programme|
|Celebration/Recognition||Awards & Recognition Day, World Red Cross Day Celebrations|
|Others||Red Cross Youth Challenge, Linkamania Camp, Youth Officers' Sharing Session, Overseas Humanitarian Programme, International Youth Exchange Programme|
Youth Hub at the Red Cross Training Campsite strives to be a hub for young humanitarians to congregate and promote youth-led actions and deliverables, including humanitarian trainings and advocacy of SRC’s causes, building a base of aspiring youth, strengthen trust, instil a sense of unity among the volunteers and foster a lifelong relationship. Youth members will be engaged in experiential learning activities to further strengthen their advocacy capacity.
In 2019, SRC collaborated with Outward Bound Singapore, Workplace Safety & Health Council, and Red Cross Movement partners, to present a Humanitarian Trail featuring interactive and educational learning activities for the youth members at the Hub, equipping them with new skills and knowledge related to humanitarian setting and allowing them to discover the humanitarian operations of the Red Cross that will inspire them to do their part for the community.
Institute for Young Humanitarians
Institute for Young Humanitarians (IYH) conducted a series of training sessions, courses and webinars to induct youth members as young humanitarians, strengthening their understanding of SRC Humanitarian work and inspiring them to contribute towards serving humanity as a volunteer or as a career. Some topics included Youth Leadership, Emergency Response and Incident Management, and Overseas Humanitarian Project Deployment Preparation.
In primary and secondary schools, Red Cross Youth is a co-curricular activity (CCA) that integrates character-building, leadership, essential life saving skills and blood donation knowledge, local community service and overseas humanitarian projects in its curriculum, with the Red Cross ethos and service to humanity as a core focus.
Students from Institutes of Higher Learning (i.e. ITE, Poly, JC and University) may join the Red Cross Youth Chapter at their campus. At the RCY Chapter, Chapter Members will be exposed to opportunities to hone their skills in project management, humanitarian leadership, life saving and blood advocacy.
Beyond uniformed groups, youth volunteers can continue their Red Cross Youth journey as Volunteer Instructors, via Red Cross Youth Chapters in tertiary institutions, or as Youth Members. To get involved and make a difference, register here!
For queries or more information, please email the Youth Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteer Instructors - We are recruiting!
The Red Cross Youth Volunteer Instructors’ Programme is designed to equip Trainees with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to:
The programme also instills professionalism, responsibility and respect in Trainees, to enable them to effectively contribute to the Singapore Red Cross and Red Cross Youth communities.
To sign up for the Volunteer Instructors programme, please email to email@example.com.