North West Youth Assembly is a volunteer group comprising youth leaders between the ages of 14 and 35. Nominated by their secondary schools within the North West , YA leaders are empowered to make a difference by organising community programmes that can benefit residents. Bringing passion and commitment, these youth volunteers generously contribute their time to foster a closer community spirit.
Get to know the North West Youth Assembly’s new exco leaders!
Recently, the YA welcomed its new Executive Committee for 2022 – 2024. They share their aspirations for YA moving forward, and what inspires them to give back to the community.
What does YA hope to achieve?
- To connect people and bring the community together
- Motivate youths to join our events and give back to society
- Inspire volunteerism amongst youths
For example, the Kayak and Clean event that we organised allowed migrant workers and members of the community to bond while working together to remove litter from the sea.
Volunteering inspires curiosity to make things better in the community. I see that in my fellow volunteers. For example, for Lagu, it’s about how to plan a project and lead people while for Joe, it’s about thinking out of the box to improve things. Personally, YA has also given me the opportunity to interact with others and improve the way I think, talk and communicate with people.
- Aubery on what volunteering means to him
Upcoming Projects in YA
There are quite a number of exciting projects coming up, including Service Weeks+ and a painting project with CampusImpact in Yishun. Look out for those!
Check out our 22nd Young Leaders Camp held on 13-15 June 2022
What it is
A platform for youths to make an impact in society
How to join
Be nominated by your secondary school within the North West District
What you will do
Run events and interact with members of the community
What you will learn
Develop project management skills including how to coordinate resources, plan, publicise and organise events.
How you will benefit
- Make new friends
- Develop valuable skills
- Gain confidence
- Develop a sense of purpose
- Be part of a community
Find out more about YA here.
You too can help!
Through our various projects, North West CDC provides opportunities for volunteers to contribute to society.
Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can join us as a volunteer.
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