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Singapore Budget 2014: First run of volunteer youth corps in June

Published on Mar 12, 2014 12:08 PM

The first intake of the new volunteer youth corps will start their training in June, after recruitment started last month.

The one-year programme, now known as Youth Corps Singapore (YCS), will see the youth embarking on a local and overseas volunteering stint, lasting three to six months each.

Another component will include a structured residential training programme to equip youths with knowledge and leadership skills, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said in Parliament on Wednesday.

The Youth Corps is the first national-level programme of its kind, and also "a first in many steps towards more impactful youth development and engagement," he added.

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