Volunteering opportunities to work with young people


Cath O’Grady from Learning Parnerships has been in touch about an exciting opportunity to work with young people on the National Citizen Service project this summer.

The National Citizen Service is the government’s flagship youth policy. It’s an exciting programme supporting young people of year 11 and 12 age* from all backgrounds to work together, take on new challenges and make a difference in local communities.

“My confidence has grown so much throughout the project. I now feel more positive with new experiences and people.”

“Felt I had achieved something helping the community, really enjoyed meeting new people.”

Young people on the 2013 NCS programme
Young people on the 2013 NCS programme

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers aged 18+ who have experience of working with young people to help deliver the exciting National Citizen Service project, led by Leeds City Council in summer, and autumn 2014.

In return for your commitment and hard work you’ll gain fantastic experience to add to your CV including youth work skills, leadership, mentoring, decision-making, teamwork.

You will also have the chance in the future to apply to voluntary and/or paid opportunities within Leeds City Council for example with the Youth Service.

You’ll support young people throughout the programme, from induction and the team-building residentials, through to helping them set up social action projects in their own communities.

The National Citizen Service project works over several phases. After an induction young people go away for an outdoor activity residential. This is followed by a ‘home’ residential and then a social action phase where the young people deliver a project in their own community.

For more information please ring (0113) 380 6662 or email: info@learningpartnerships.org.uk.