National Citizen Service (NCS) can you help?

Volunteering Counts in Dudley borough

What is NCS?

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once–in-a-lifetime part-residential experience open to all 15 to 17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland. The programme helps young people build skills for work and life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends and contributing to their community.

How does NCS work?

Personal Challenge: Participants face their fears, develop confidence and bond with team mates on an action packed residential usually in Wales, Scotland or Cumbria.

Team Challenge: Teammates work together to learn new skills. They then use this skill as a facilitation tool to interact with people different from themselves.

Real Challenge: Using their newly acquired skills, teams work in partnership with a local charity or organisation to design, implement and fundraise for a social action project alongside raising awareness for the issue.

NCS Impact in 2017

  • In 2017, 4,928 16 and 17 year olds took part in…

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