National Citizen Service Oxfordshire

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps you build skills for work and life, take on new challenges, meet new friends and have fun!
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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: Find more information, application forms and the latest programme details at

What actually happens?

After you book your place, you will be contacted by a member of the NCS team, who will tell you all the details. The experience itself varies, but will always include an initial meet and greet session, a residential, team-work and skills building, and planning a social action project to do something amazing in your local area.

Take action: Fill in this short form to get more information about the Oxfordshire NCS Programme

NCS 2019 Dates

NCS Summer 2019 dates (waves) are as follows:

  • NCS Experience 1 - Starts 1st July 2019
  • NCS Experience 2 - Starts 15th July 2019
  • NCS Experience 3 - Starts 22nd July 2019
  • NCS Experience 4 - Starts 29th July 2019
  • NCS Experience 5 - Starts 5th August 2019 (This is a 3 week experience, ending on 23rd August).

When you book your place you will be sent more information about the residential and other dates.

NCS Graduates

Although NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there are lots of opportunities for graduates to get involved and continue their journey. 

Take action: Find out more about the NCS Graduate Board and programme of events for graduates 


Hello. I was accepted to NCS half term. But i had an urgent issue that I couldn't go to the confirmation day. I am panict. I sent lots of emails and called. Haven't got a reply yet. Don't want to loose my place

Hello, if you have sent through emails and left messages with the Oxfordshire NCS staff then they should have received that. Hopefully you will hear back soon. If you would like me to chase up for you please let me know your full name, a good phone number to contact you on and which team you were expecting to attend -- the comment will be screened so no-one else will see this information.

I am a little confused about signing up. I have already signed up on the main NCS website but my friend said that it would be better to sign up here. I have not yet made the payment on the NCS website. Should I register here or continue using the main website? Thank you.

Hi Kits - when you register with the main NCS website (and everyone who does NCS needs to, so it's great you've done that already!) your details are recorded and they will be passed back to the local NCS team. Registering here as well - which as your friend says is a good idea - sends through your details straight through to the local NCS organisers in Oxfordshire (Ryan and his team) so that they can contact you and check you're fully registered, and start thinking which team you would fit into best. So both is best!

Rachel just called me about my son Tom Webber but I couldn't take her call. I said I'd call back in a few moments but got through to the council answer service as the offices were closed at 5.20pm. Can she, or one of the team call me back please.

Hi Helen, I'm sorry you couldn't get through last night. I have let Rachel know that you tried to contact her, and she will contact you back.

I have signed up for the summer session of NCS. However, it has been a while since I sent my cheque (which I am unsure whether you have received) and my friend has already received the dates for the summer. I am worried whether I have received a place. Thank you very much

Good Afternoon,
I work for a charitable organization in Oxford city center. I know from previous years participants have chosen to raise awareness and income for us as part of their NCS course and I was wondering if there was any way that I could be of help and whether the students would be interested in supporting us?
I was wondering if there is a phone number or alternative way for me to get in touch with a representative of NCS in Oxford?
Kind Regards,

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