Social enterprise Secondsguru is back with their popular Zero Waste Bootcamp, find out more below!
If you are looking for an eco+social volunteering opportunity in Singapore, @Secondsguru’s Zero Waste Bootcamp is for you! Targeted at 18-35 yr olds, the 12-week program allows you to:
🌟 Connect with like-minded peers
🌟 Gain skills and knowledge to carry out an eco+social project
🌟 Receive guidance from mentors while working with a local non-profit organisation
🌟 Become a #YouthForChange!
👉 Sign up now at bit.ly/zwb-6! 👈
Facebook event link: bit.ly/sgzwb6
About SecondsguruSecondsguru is a young social enterprise [registered with raiSE Singapore] on a mission to promote eco-awareness. It runs educational talks & workshops, organizes community outreach and publishes resources on Secondsguru.com. With the motto “Green Living. Made Easy.”, it focuses on solutions that make sustainable living a fun, creative and practical goal for all.
What is the Zero Waste Bootcamp?
The Zero Waste Bootcamp (ZWB) is a 12-16 week programme where youth (aged 18-35 years old) team up, create and execute sustainability projects. The ZWB not only encourages environmental stewardship, but also fosters the development of creative solutions to environmental and social problems we face in Singapore today. Moreover, the ZWB equips youth with skills and knowledge to craft meaningful projects with sustainable impacts, giving them the opportunity to gain mentorship in their engagement with Secondguru’s founders as well as partner not-for-profit organisations.
How much do the youth participants pay?
Nothing in $, they pay via their time and commitment! The 1st four bootcamps (March 2019- 2020) were powered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the bootcamps November 2020 onwards are powered by National Youth Council (NYC).
To sign up for the next bootcamp, complete this registration of interest form.
What participants can expect at the Zero Waste Bootcamp
The ZWB consists of 3 distinct sections: a 1 day kick-off event, execution of projects and a final review. The 1 day kick-off event is where participants meet and bond with their teammates, and begin to brainstorm solutions to local environmental sustainability issues in collaboration with partner organisations. After presenting their ideas, teams move on to roll out their action plans in the community for 12-16 weeks. Monthly review sessions are carried out with Secondsguru to ensure that teams are on track. Finally to conclude, the teams present their results and learning in the final review session, and the team with the best executed project gets a grant and other eco-prizes!
Participants can look forward to becoming certified Green Ambassadors, gain skills and knowledge to carry out a sustainability project and connect with other talented youth in Singapore. Their journey and projects will be showcased posters and displayed in a traveling exhibition in Singapore – here’s the showcase of the latest bootcamp cohort, which is currently moving through The National Library network!
If you’re looking to be an agent of change towards a more sustainable Singapore, join our Zero Waste Bootcamp (ZWB) where you not only learn about Singapore’s waste-scape, but also gain skills to carry out a meaningful project in the community! Indicate your interest here