Following a visit to a National Citizen Service event at Russell Fox Court retirement home last summer, Andrew Gwynne MP is this year encouraging more young people to sign up and get involved.
Over 700 young people took part in NCS across Stockport and Tameside last year, with 21,000 volunteering hours completed. Young people of all backgrounds had an input into helping their communities with 16% of participants from Tameside in receipt of Free School Meals and 3% of Stockport participants with a statement of special education needs.
NCS is a great addition to any young person’s CV. Almost three quarters of NCS graduates feel more confident about getting a job after doing NCS. All NCS graduates receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister, and moreover, UCAS recommends students put NCS in their personal statement.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for young people to not only boost their CV and make friends but to also help their communities and the lives of those around them. I would strongly encourage all young people across Denton and Reddish to take a look at the website and consider signing up.
“£44,000 was raised for social action by NCS participants; their willingness to give back to the community truly inspirational. I hope this year’s NCS projects can be even more successful than the last.”
For more information and to sign up, please visit NCS’s website at: http://www.ncsyes.co.uk