What is Action Day?

ncs 19/02/2016
What is Social Action

And…action! On 5 March 2016, NCS grads from across the UK will come together and celebrate all things social action. It’s a chance to shout out loud about your social action achievements, celebrate your passion projects, plan your publicity, and probably lots of other things beginning with P!

Action Day – in partnership with Santander – is an amazing opportunity for NCS grads to amplify all that social action activity, promoting the causes that can really make a difference. More than a thousand young people all over the country are set to get involved in Action Day 2016; there will be lots of #NCSActionDay opportunities on the suitably named Opportunity Hub, so keep your eyes peeled for what's happening in your area. Get on board with a local charity, consult our nice little two-page guide on how to promote your social action, then tell the world about your incredible achievements! With all your hard work and proper coverage from local journalists, people will start to see how social action can change the world.

NCS is all about giving young people the tools, opportunities and respect to achieve amazing things in their communities. So Action Day is a really fantastic way to give a special shout-out for all the positive work you’ve been doing in your local area. How are we getting in the spirit of things? We'll be sharing a really cool NCS video which explains how to do a brilliant social action project in a day. Oh, and we've created some amazing t-shirts too (watch this space).

This is your chance to enter the spotlight and start spreading the NCS word. So get ready to put all the skills you’ve gained from NCS to good use, assemble your star social action team and let’s do some inspiring work! And remember, actions speak louder than words! 

What are you doing for Action Day 2016? Tweet us @NCS!