National Citizen Service is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity available to all young people in Year 11 and 12. This innovative scheme builds skills and confidence, and helps you grow, change and connect with new people and your local community. From the first session all the way through to graduation, you will have the summer of a lifetime, meet lots of new people and have loads of fun - and don't forget that NCS runs in the autumn, as well - alongside your school, college or apprenticeship!
Take action: Sign up for the NCS by filling in this application form and get the latest programme details at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ncs
What actually happens?
After you sign up, you will be contacted by a member of the NCS team, who will tell you all the details. You will choose together which team to go on (there are teams all over Oxfordshire, and you don't have to stick to your local area). As teams are popular and places fill fast, you will need to confirm your place. The programme itself varies, but will always include an initial meet and greet session, a residential, team-work and skills building, and planning a project to do something positive in your local area.
Autumn Challenge 2016, Summer Challenge 2017
Autumn Challenge 2016 is now underway! But if you are interested in doing the NCS, and have not completed a programme yet, you can sign up early for next summer.
Take action: Get information for your parents about Oxfordshire NCS at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ncs
Not sure what you want to do? NCS will be running again in 2017 and you can register interest to join either as a participant or helper at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Although NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there are lots of opportunities for graduates to get involved and continue their journey.