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National Citizen Service (NCS)

What is National Citizen Service (NCS)?

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an opportunity to do exciting outdoor activities, meet new people and make a real difference to your local area.

If you want to have the same experience as the thousands of 16 and 17 year olds who took part in NCS this summer, then now is your chance! Places are available for this autumn.

Doing NCS is not just great fun, you will also be able to boost your CV by learning skills and taking on challenges that employers and universities love.

You will spend a week in October (during half term) away from home getting to know your new teammates and having an amazing adventure. When you get back you will reconnect with your team and take part in skill building sessions, which will then help you to plan and deliver a project which could make a real difference to your community.

At the end of the programme, you will be presented with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister to recognise the contribution you will have made to your community and your country.

All the activities will be organised around your school and college commitments. So what are you waiting for?

How can I get involved?

This year up to 30,000 young people will have the opportunity to benefit from NCS. In the autumn, National Citizen Service will be taking place across England (open to 16-17 year olds) and Northern Ireland (open to 15-16 year olds).

Find out more on the official website and Facebook pages and register your interest for this autumn:

International Citizen Service

Age 18-22? You could take part in the International Citizen Service (ICS), a global volunteering experience for young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.