The Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps is designed to teach civilians how to serve roles alongside the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Servicemen (NSFs). The goal is to help improve the peace and security of Singapore.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy if you sign up as an SAFVC:
It gives everyone equal footing.
Signing up for the SAF Volunteer Corps training gives you the chance to bond with people from all walks to life. And because one of the ground rules in the training restricts volunteers from taking about their profession, it gives everyone equal footing. This means that you could be training next to a CEO or a doctor or a bus driver or a cook.
It will test your physical endurance.
The SAFVC’s Basic Training involves teaching the new volunteers with basic skills and knowledge for soldiers. There are also regular cadence runs and circuit training that help improve and test your stamina and endurance.
It is a great way to detach from smartphones.
It may not be the best perk, but it is definitely a fulfilling way to detach oneself from the clutches of technology and even modern society. SAFVC volunteers will not have access to their smartphones during training. They are only allowed to use their smartphones during personal time. Family members can reach the volunteers through a designated phone number.
It is a great way to show your love of country.
There are many ways to show one’s love of country and SAFVC provides a great way to serve Singapore. SAFVC is an important part of the Singaporean community because serving one’s country is extremely meaningful for Singaporeans. With SAFVC, people who want to serve Singapore even without a uniform are trained to do so.
The SAFVC is not limited to Singaporeans by birth, but also to first-generation Permanent Residents as well as new citizens aged between 18 and 45 years old. If you’ve always wanted to do more for your country, consider signing up for the SAFVC and get the training you need to show your love for Singapore.