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NCS Summer Volunteer Programme

NCS is the UK’s biggest personal development programme for teenagers. NCS is open to 15-17 year-olds and we are currently recruiting for this year’s summer and autumn programmes, in schools across Leicestershire.

Each week is designed to develop different skills and champion social mobility. From leadership, project managing and team work, to building confidence or developing independence - NCS is beneficial for all! The programme involves a wide range of exciting activities; Archery, raft building, zip-lining, rock-climbing and many more. For future entrepreneurs and chefs, there are business challenges such as a Dragon’s Den and a Come Dine with Me that take place during the week living away at University (with staff supervision of course!). NCS is a chance to give back to the community and make a positive impact and it’s recognised nationally by UCAS, employers and universities.

In England and Northern Ireland almost 500,000 young people have taken part and over 12,000,000 hours of community action has been completed. This means that for every £1 spent, NCS’ summer programme in 2016 delivered between £1.15 and £2.42 back to society!  Last year, NCS had 1,360 teenagers from Leicestershire take part in summer 2018, managing to raise over £50,000 for the community, as well as providing hands- on support to many local organisations!

It costs participants just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

NCS prioritise in-school recruitment and currently work within all of Leicester’s secondary schools. Keep an eye out for the Recruitment Team and feel free to ask any questions. In order to spread the word of this incredible opportunity, the support of school staff is always appreciated.

NCS Letter to Parents - February 2019