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If you're 15-17, live in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, or parts of Lancashire you've come to the right place!

Young People

If you are 15 to 17 and looking to get the most out of your summer, join the National Citizen Service for a great experience! Meet new people, make life-long friends and gain new skills for your CV.

Parents & Guardians

If you have a son, daughter or are caring for a young person, find out how the National Citizen Service could give them a summer they won’t forget.


If you work with young people, find out how the National Citizen Service could introduce them to new experiences, develop new skills and make new, life-long friends.

What is NCS?

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

The National Citizen Service helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Running during summer and half-term, this site is dedicated to NCS  in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire West Midlands and parts of North West England and Yorkshire. NCS involves a short time away from home, trying new things as well as taking part in a team project in the local community and much more!

Why do NCS?

  • Grow your confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop skills and create a killer CV
  • Experience an unforgettable summer

What’s involved?

  • A stay at an outdoor activity centre
  • The opportunity to gain new skills
  • A way to meet new people and life-long friends
  • The chance to plan & run a project
  • A great experience for a CV

Over 220,000 young people have already taken part in NCS.

75% of participants felt more confident about getting a new job.

Our NCS programme has a 94% rating on Facebook.