Experience the freedom of life away from home in your first week of National Citizen Service (NCS). Learn to defy your limits as you live fearlessly to uncover a new you and work in a team that’s part of something bigger than anything you’ve ever done before! It won’t take you long to realise that life truly begins outside your comfort zone.
Next you’ll turn your new friends into family as you’re reunited to live independently. You’ll learn some huge life skills that make for a killer CV like creating a business plan, planning a project, presenting your talents and becoming a leader in the process.
Your time at NCS will give you the tools to change the world around you through fundraising and volunteering. In your final part of NCS you’ll use your new skills and friendships to invest yourself in something remarkable. We believe in the power of you, now go out and show us what you can do!
But don't take our word for it, here are some of our grads…
My NCS story starts in late July 2014, I was sat in my living room thinking about whether I'd made a good choice.
But the moment I stepped on that bus and met my group getting to know people - staff or fellow young people I felt comfortable, we found common interests, mutual friends - turns out I knew of a lot of the people, I'd just never met them!
I went into NCS without much confidence; I wasn’t great at talking to new people and introducing myself.
The only thing I was confident about was doing the different activities in the first week because I believed it was the only thing I was really good at, doing sport.
But it turns out I’m pretty good at other things too, like; cooking, carpentry and art! I came out of NCS with new skills, more confidence and a determination to do more.
Before I went I was a very stubborn character and did not like socalising with people I did not know beforehand.
However now I love to socialise with people from different backgrounds, ethnic groups, cultures, religions as it allows me the chance to seek and learn more knowledge about other societies. I am happy to say that after doing the NCS programme I am now a happy and confident character which loves to take any opportunity to meet new people and understand people from other society groups.
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