RCY VIP 2017
Volunteer Instructors Programme, Batch 19/18
VIs Create Opportunities
for our links and cadets to lead and serve
in humanitarian efforts in Singapore.
VIs Inspire Shared Visions
for our youths to strive towards
as one united humanitarian force to be reckoned with.
VIs Seize Teachable Moments
for our youths to gain new perspectives
and realize our better selves.
The 19/18 Journey towards becoming part of the RCY VI Family
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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.