• RCY VIP 2017

    Volunteer Instructors Programme, Batch 19/18

  • More than Leading

    VIs Create Opportunities

    for our links and cadets to lead and serve

    in humanitarian efforts in Singapore.

  • More than Caring

    VIs Inspire Shared Visions

    for our youths to strive towards

    as one united humanitarian force to be reckoned with.

  • More than Learning

    VIs Seize Teachable Moments

    for our youths to gain new perspectives

    and realize our better selves.


  • Volunteer Instructors

    We are Made to Lead with Pride

  • How It Works

    The 19/18 Journey towards becoming part of the RCY VI Family



    Submit Registration Form (below)

    by 15 November 2017


    Phase 1

    Experience Camp 1

    18-19 November 2017


    Phase 2

    Experience and pass Camp 2

    8-12 December 2017



    Begin your VI Unit Deployment

    2 Jan 2018


    Phase 3

    Passing Out Ceremony

    Don your ACO rank as official VIs

    3 February 2018

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have more questions, email cpd.rcy@redcross.sg

    What if I have to miss certain sessions of VIP?

    Do email us beforehand on which part of VIP you will not be able to attend. Your situation will be reviewed by the trainers on a case by case basis. However, participants who miss more than 1 day of Camp throughout Phase 1 and 2 cannot pass the programme.

    Can I be posted back to my alma mater?

    Yes, you can request to be posted back to your alma mater during school deployment. Your teacher will decide if you will be deployed there for the VI cycle of that year. You will know the results by 1 January 2018.

    What is the minimum number of hours I must commit to be a VI?

    Depending on your personal commitments, we hope that you can commit up to 30+ hours per year in order to get promoted in the following year.

    • For VIs enrolled in Junior College:
      Min 12 hours to unit
      Min 18 hours to Event/District Activities
    • For VIs enrolled in Polytechnic and ITE:
      Min 18 hours to unit

      Min 12 hours to Event/District Activities

    Can VIs be counted as a CCA in my tertiary institution?

    Different tertiary institutions have varied CCA regulations; some accept VIs as an external CCA commitment. You have to check with your respective institutions regarding this. In the event that your institution recognises external CCAs, you can claim your VI Service Hours as proof to your institution.

    Must I pay for the VI Uniform?

    The VI Uniform, Youth Leader Shirt and Vest will be provided for VIs who pass VIP and are officially deployed to a unit in 2018.

    After I join VI, I realise that I have too many commitments. What do I do?

    If you wish to take a break for that year, you do not have to apply for the VI Cycle for that year, and you can apply for the VI Cycle in the following year.


    Note that priority for HQ Events will be given to VIs who have applied for the VI Cycle. You will also not be allowed to wear the uniform during the period when you're taking a break.


    During that break period, you are still a Youth Member @ Club (All VIs are youth members). Thus you will be able to join youth events (FAC, WRCD etc) as youth members.

    Can I join if I am taking my N Levels this year, as I am not sure if I will be taking my O Levels next year depending on my results?

    Yes you can. However, you will not be deployed back to an RCY unit as a VI if you choose to take your O levels in 2018 in your secondary school. You can inform the VIP Trainers of your decision after your N level results.

    Can I be a VI and join Chapters in my tertiary school?

    Yes, you can be both a VI and Chapter member.

    How much time will I spend as a VI?

    You are required to fulfill your minimum hours in your unit. How many events and activities you decide to commit yourself to is ultimately up to you.

    Must I join all HQ events as a VI?

    No, you do not have to. You are, however, encouraged to become mentors/trainers at the workshops and camps conducted at district and national level, more than the required amount for your cycle.

    Is there a set of rules that governs VIs? Why must there be rules?

    Yes, there is a set of rules that govern VIs. It has been compiled into a booklet entitled ‘Code of Conduct for HQ Volunteers’. Rules ensure that all VIs understand and practice the common standards of discipline, thereby allowing them to serve as good role models to cadets and portray a well-respected image to the community as HQ volunteers.

  • Our Commitment to Our Youths

    The VI Cycle

    Every year in October, all VIs will apply for the VI Cycle of the following year, pledging their commitment to the school unit which they are attached to. Upon the YO's confirmation of their deployment, the cycle begins on the 1st Saturday of the year, till 31 Dec of that year.


    VIs can choose to not apply for the VI Cycle if they wish to take a break (national exams, final year projects, studying overseas), and can still apply for the VI Cycle in the following years.


    By applying for VIP this year, you are automatically applying for the VI Cycle of 2018.

  • Opportunities at HQ

    Gold Modular Workshops & Masterclasses

    As VIs, we help cadets to go beyond the standard curriculum and train them to be experts in their respective fields of interest.

    Warrant Officers Programme

    Previously called Unit Leader's Programme, the Warrant Officer Programme is a platform to develop and groom capable young leaders with great potential to influence the future of their school units.

    As VIs, we can develop the heart and minds of these young individuals so that they may bring their units to greater heights.

    Unit Specialists Programme

    VIs are crucial to ensure the standards of the RCY subjects are high across all 41 RCY cadet units. Previously called Unit Instructors' Programme, the Unit Specialist Programme will be the new platform where we teach our cadets how to conduct lessons and mentor them to have confidence in delivering lessons of their own so they can become inspiring instructors back in their units.

    First Aid Duties with Cadets

    The best place to lead beyond the confines of school while putting your first aid skills to good use by serving the public. Here is where we use our experience to hone our cadets' FA skills and inspire them to continue FA even outside unit training!

    National Day Parade, Singapore Youth Festival, National Camp

    Nation building is very important in our cadets' education. Thus, we do our part as VIs to mentor our cadets through the long training sessions and camps to keep their spirits high and remember why they're committing so much for Singapore.

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