About national Citizen Service
If you live in England or Northern Ireland and are or will soon be aged 16 - 17, NCS is a once in a lifetime experience.
Along with thousands of other people your age, you’ll take part in different outdoor activities, develop skills you didn’t even know you had, learn new things, help your local community and best of all make a load of new friends. You’ll also be given the opportunity to create a project you really care about and bring it to life in your local area.
Have a look at what some of the guys got up to last year by checking out our Facebook page.
How Does it work?
With NCS you’ll live with your team at an NCS site for two weeks (with a couple of days at home in between). While you’re there you’ll take part in a range of activities, learn loads about yourself and make new friends. At the end, you and your team head home to help out in your local community.
A huge part of your NCS experience is developing and growing your skills, but the coolest part is that you’ll have the opportunity to put them into practice when you take on projects in your community.
At the end of it all, get dressed up for the NCS graduation ceremony, where you’ll be recognised for your achievements and even get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. It doesn’t stop there though. As a graduate you'll have access to loads of other opportunities and the chance to venture overseas with the International Citizen Service.
What is NCS?
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.
Say 'yes' to get involved and make a real difference.
"I became a volunteer after hearing about the project through a family friend. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a volunteer, the experience gave me lots of confidence and made me realise how passionate I am about working with young people"
Lindsey Barrass- former NCS volunteer
"I thoroughly enjoyed the physical activities and staying in university halls"
Jonathan Hammond, 16