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YSS Volunteerism Clusters

In order to empower students’ participation, YSS has underlined focus areas where volunteers will contribute to the needs and priorities of host countries, and to meet the objectives of our own mission.

The Volunteerism Clusters that we are offering are as follows:

1. Education Cluster

This cluster is putting an emphasis on the proper plan and implementation of activities related to educating, motivating and carrying out projects which involve specific education fields such as academic and career counselling, campaigns and talks on education to targeted communities. The student volunteers will be trained with the appropriate skills to equip them with the skills needed. Appropriate training in motivation, technical and soft skills, management and facilitating of courses notably the English Language, counselling and communication skills will be conducted. The selected field of education/academic counselling includes English Language, Science, Mathematics/ Career Counselling, and communication skills (Lower and upper secondary students); Self-motivation Skills, Career building (Teenagers, youth); personal-development (Adults).

2. Community Development / Improvement Cluster

This cluster specialises in planning and implementing activities related to social welfare in the community, which involve social activities in the short and long term. The activities include communal voluntary work, self-development to improve the productivity of the community and individuals especially the needy, orphans and the handicapped. The activities also include cultural exchanges and enhancement of local handicrafts.

3. Medical and Health Cluster

This cluster focuses on improving and sustaining the health of the community. It maintains liaison with NGOs and Health Department to implement programmes including forestalling the spread of diseases and awareness of issues in public health.

4. Agribio and Environment Cluster

This cluster seeks to upgrade agribio levels in identified areas/locations. It will cooperate with relevant authorities to provide voluntary consultations to the local community to alleviate known agribio problems and assist in improving conditions with expert advice. The Cluster also seeks to educate the local community on environmental issues and cooperate with them to safeguard the environment.

5. Information Technology and Social Entrepreneurship Cluster

This cluster focuses on enhancing the awareness of the local community and organisations towards Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and provides training in the field of computerisation. Relevant bodies in the public and private sectors will also work together to initiate, assist and encourage entrepreneurship amongst the local community.

6. Crisis and Disaster Management Cluster

This cluster focuses on the voluntary aids and services related to the occurrence of natural disasters. It involves the aids and services given to victims of the disasters and in crime prevention programmes, which helps to bridge the public security and local community. Volunteers will cooperate with the Police, Fire and Rescue Services and other relevant authorities to provide assistance to the local community in the event of any crisis and disaster occurrences. Volunteers will also educate the public on basic skills of crime prevention and impart knowledge on giving the first aid treatment to the local community through the programmes organised.


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