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NCS Teens Commit to Volunteering This Summer

NCS Continues! – Teens Commit to Volunteering This Summer

With the country starting to get back on its feet, young people in Barnstaple and Exeter have been spending their summer doing their bit to rebuild local communities and create positive change.

A small group of inspirational young people have, with support of the team of NCS staff at Petroc, opted to give up part of their summer to get involved in volunteer placements in their local area – completing 100’s of hours since lockdown restrictions were lifted! The teens are taking part in the National Citizens Service (NCS) nationwide pledge to contribute ‘One Million Hours of Doing Good’ after the traditional NCS programme had to be postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The group are using this opportunity to continue developing skills typically associated with NCS including developing independence, confidence and making a positive difference in the community. They have each worked independently and with support from a mentor to ensure their experience is positive and meaningful, and will receive a certificate of recognition once they have completed 16 hours at their placement.

The ‘Keep Doing Good’ programme is open to all young people aged 16–18, regardless of whether they have completed NCS before or not. If you would like any more information about how you can get yourself involved in volunteering this summer, feel free to email Elizabeth.stevenson@petroc.ac.uk for more information.


20 July 2020