Volunteering

Make your voice heard! 

If your interested in politics and government then is opportunity is for you. Take part in our unique question and answer session where you will come face to face the those who make decision about your future.

What will you gain from this opportunity?

  • Meet an local MP Sam Gyimah face to face
  • Gain valuable insight into how local politics works;
  • Get answers to your own questions about your future;
  • Improve your public speaking and communication skills;
  • Ensure your voice and the voice of those around you is heard;
  • Networking opportunities!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where & when? 

Friday 25th Nov @ Redhill (Minibus leaving Epsom @ 4.15pm. It will return back to Epsom) 5pm- 6.30pm

Will there be food? 

We will be having a sandwich buffet with tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Can I bring a friend?  

Yes, as long as they are aged between 15-17.

Will I have to ask my question out loud?  

We would love you too but there will be a member of staff you can ask to read your question for you.

Submit your Question:

Once a month with the Elderly Companionship Program

Interested in joining us at a local care home to provide a fun activity for it residents? This is an opportunity for you to spend a few hours making someone’s day.

You will be:

  • Working with a new team of 6-12 NCS Grads
  • Research and create an activity based on the needs of the service users and the resources provided
  • Delivering an exciting and engaging activity for the service users
  • Reviewing the day and evaluating the activity which will be handed to the care home

Where and When?

Saturday 17th December 2016

1pm – 4pm

Options are care homes Guildford, Woking, Epsom & Reigate

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Represent NCS as an NCS Ambassador!

NCS Ambassadors are Grads who work with our NCS Engagement team and Central Marketing team to promote NCS to young people. They can do this via their school, onsocial media, from our offices and any other channels at their disposal.

This opportunity allows you to:

  • Work with our Marketing team to make sure we are promoting NCS the way young people will want to hear about it;
  • Help make decisions about our marketing and brand assets, what we should change and keep;
  • Come to our office and take over our social media for the day;
  • Attend events in local schools with the NCS Engagement Team to promote NCS*;
  • Talk to young people and their parents about your NCS experience and encourage them to sign up;
  • Promote NCS by word of mouth, social media through channels available toyou E.G. your school, college or social media presence!

* To be an official NCS Ambassador in schools and colleges you will need to attend a training session in October half term.

What will you gain from this role?

  • Build your experience of marketing, sales and promotion to add to your CV or UCAS form;
  • Gain evidence of volunteering for college, university or job interviews;
  • Improve your public speaking and communication skills and build your confidence;
  • Help others to benefit from taking part in NCS;
  • Help further the fastest growing youth movement since the scouts!

Express Your Interest:

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Be part of our Staff Scouters team! 

Staff Scouters are NCS graduates who assist the NCS Staffing team in attracting, recruiting and assessing seasonal staff. You’ll receive specialist training to ensure you are prepared to help recruit potential staff and observe activities during our staff assessments. You will also provide feedback on candidates to help Staff Assessors make the final decisions.

This opportunity allows you to:

  • Work with our staffing team to promote NCS to potential staff at universities and careers fairs;
  • Share your NCS experience with potential NCS staff members;
  • Work from our offices and see a professional environment at work;
  • Help recruit our seasonal staff. Attend assessments and have your say on their performance and whether or not they are right for the role!

What will you gain from this role?

  • Gain understanding of professional recruitment, how interviews and assessments operate, and learn how to impress as a candidate;
  • Improve your analytical and decision-making skills to boost your CV;
  • Improve your public speaking and communication skills
  • Gain evidence of volunteering experience for college, university or job interviews;
  • Help others to benefit from NCS by picking the best possible NCS staff!

Express Your Interest:

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Get involved with the Local Youth Board!

Local Youth Boards are a group of NCS Grads from a small region (e.g. a county or a group of boroughs) who come together to design and deliver opportunities for other NCS graduates to be involved with in their local area! Being on the Youth Board is a fantastic opportunity and a significant responsibility. 

What does the local youth board do?

  • Plan an exciting project or an event from scratch to be delivered on NCS Action Day; 
  • Have an impact on their local community and continue to reunite NCS graduates;  
  • Help promote the other opportunities by The Challenge Society including our autumn launch event; 
  • Work to promote the Youth Board to next years NCS participants and provide amazing training; 
  • Be involved in a variety of professional and personal development sessions ranging from including CV workshops! 

What will you gain from this role?

  • Gain valuable insight into how a design and deliver a large event;
  • Make a positive impact in the community and to other NCS graduates; 
  • Develop practical, transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, project planning, budgeting and more; 
  • Gain evidence for college, university or job interviews;
  • Help others to benefit from taking part in NCS;
  • Help further the fastest growing youth movement since the Scouts;
  • Access to exclusive TCS networking opportunities!
Video from the West Midlands Youth Board Project from 2015!

The Youth Board Launch is Wednesday 14th September 6.30 – 20.30 in Epsom.

If you would like to find out more about your Local Youth Board please do get in touch

Join the NCS Regional Youth Board!

Regional Youth Boards (RYBs) are a board of NCS Grads from a large region of the country for instance; Yorkshire. RYBs are responsible for awarding funding to NCS Grads who want to design and deliver projects in their communities. They also work to “youth proof” the work of The Challenge and make sure the decisions we make always have the ability to consult young people beforehand. As well as this they help create and promote large scale events put on by the Graduate team.

This role allows you to:

  • Offer feedback to Local Youth Boards on their project ideas, ensuring they meet the needs of their local community;
  • Award funding to fellow NCS Grads who want to start “Action Teams” that you believe deserve money to run their own project;
  • Work with our Graduate team to plan large scale events for up to 500 people and volunteer at these events;
  • Meet with the Board of Trustees and share your experience of NCS;
  • Work with The Challenge’s “National Leadership Team” (our directors) to youth proof important changes to the NCS programme before they present them to The Challenge Board of Trustees;
  • Get involved with large scale campaigns to promote NCS and Social Integration in the UK.

What will you gain from this role?

  • Gain valuable insight into how a large organisation works;
  • Gain experience in marketing, campaigning, budgeting and fundraising to add to your CV or UCAS form;
  • Gain evidence for college, university or job interviews;
  • Improve your teamwork, leadership, communication skills;
  • Help others to benefit from taking part in NCS;
  • Help further the fastest growing youth movement since the Scouts;
  • Access to exclusive TCS networking opportunities!

Express Your Interest:

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ICS is a once in a lifetime volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds

ICS is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The programme makes the most of the unique contribution young people can bring to development – passion, energy and the ability to reach other young people!

What is involved?

UK volunteers work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, staying with host families in the local community.

ICS isn’t a holiday. It’s demanding but hugely rewarding. It’s a great opportunity for personal development, a stepping stone to future careers and a chance to make your world a better place.

The programme is led by VSO in partnership with a hand-picked group of respected development organisations. They each offer structured support and training to help and guide you before, during and after your overseas placement.

You don’t need cash, skills or qualifications to apply for ICS – just the ambition to make a difference.

NCS graduates are guaranteed an invite to an assessment day, subject to eligibility and availability.

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TCS Presents: Question Time

Make your voice heard!  If your interested in politics and government then is opportunity is for you. Take part in our unique question and answer session where you will come face to face the those who make decision about your future. What will you gain from this opportunity? Meet an

Volunteer with Older People with ECP

Once a month with the Elderly Companionship Program Interested in joining us at a local care home to provide a fun activity for it residents? This is an opportunity for you to spend a few hours making someone's day. You will be: Working with a new team of 6-12 NCS Grads Research and create an activity based on

Be part of our Staff Scouters team!

Be part of our Staff Scouters team!  Staff Scouters are NCS graduates who assist the NCS Staffing team in attracting, recruiting and assessing seasonal staff. You’ll receive specialist training to ensure you are prepared to help recruit potential staff and observe activities during our staff assessments. You

Local Youth Board

Get involved with the Local Youth Board! Local Youth Boards are a group of NCS Grads from a small region (e.g. a county or a group of boroughs) who come together to design and deliver opportunities for other NCS graduates to be involved with in their

Join The NCS Regional Youth Board!

Join the NCS Regional Youth Board! Regional Youth Boards (RYBs) are a board of NCS Grads from a large region of the country for instance; Yorkshire. RYBs are responsible for awarding funding to NCS Grads who want to design and deliver projects in their communities. They also

Volunteer Overseas with ICS!

ICS is a once in a lifetime volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds ICS is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The programme makes the most