National Citizen Service local summer opportunities

YOUNG PEOPLE in Hedon and across South Holderness are being offered the opportunity to volunteer in their community and earn valuable UCAS points during the summer holidays.

The National Citizen Service (NSC), which ran last summer with young people in Bridlington and Beverley, is now being extended this year to include Year 11 students in Haltemprice and South Holderness as well.

The NCS is run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s youth support service and funded by young people’s charity, Catch 22. It offers a fun but challenging personal development programme. Participants also have the chance to take the ASDAN community volunteering qualification to gain 30 UCAS points.

Last year, groups took part in many fund-raising and community activities, including raising money for the RNLI and a community garden project. Their work was recognised with the groups picking up a national award at a prestigious ceremony in London attended by Princess Anne.

Katherine Stoney, volunteering officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council youth support service, said:

“We are really pleased to be able to extend the opportunity to the Haltemprice and Holderness areas this year. Last year we were one of the few providers to offer the chance for participants to gain 30 valuable UCAS points, providing the young people complete the ASDAN community volunteering qualification and we will be offering the same this year. This really is a great opportunity for young people to make a difference to their community during their summer holidays.”

Anyone in this area who is interested in taking part in the scheme should contact:

Tracy Brice
Tel: 07990 518627
Email: tracy.brice@eastriding.gov.uk

Source: East Riding Council

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