Last call for young county volunteers

National Citizen Service has made a final call for volunteers
National Citizen Service has made a final call for volunteers

A nationwide voluntary initiative has made a final call for youngsters in the county to sign up for its spring programme.

National Citizen Service (NCS) has urged teenagers to get involved in the scheme, which is aimed at those aged 15 to 17.

Phil Everett from NCS said: “With just days to go before our first programme of 2014 begins, a few spaces are still available for 15 to 17-year-olds looking to make the most of their half term this year.

“Set to start on February 14, this NCS programme offers local young people a week to build important skills, like teamwork and communication, while making new friends, having fun and taking on new challenges that will help improve university and job applications.”

Costing £35, the programme includes a three-night stay at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire, three days working with local businesses to improve employability skills and a social action project that provides teens the chance to give back to their local communities.

To register interest and receive detailed information about the half term programme, click here and fill out the form before Friday, February 14.

NCS is a Government-backed initiative that takes part during summer holiday and select school half terms to provide young people the opportunity to take part in activities that help increase job prospects, develop important life skills, create lasting friendships and take in new life experiences.

The Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership (EBP) has been selected to run NCS for young people in Northamptonshire during 2014. The EBP is currently leading a team of delivery partners across the four counties, under the name of NCS EM1.