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National Citizen Service

Newcastle United Foundation is part of the National Citizen Service network. The National Citizen Service programme runs throughout England and Northern Ireland, and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those aged between 15 and 17. On programme, you’ll have the opportunity to jump off of waterfalls, abseil, or go kayaking, gain new skills and recognised qualifications. In your team, you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer and tackle an issue which you have identified in your local community, and make a real difference to the lives of others. You’ll get to do all of this whilst meeting new people, gaining amazing life experience, and develop the skills needed for working and future life.

We run four-week programmes during the summer holidays, and bespoke programmes during school term-times. If you want to find out some more about NCS, or you want to sign up and get involved in an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity, click here www.ncsnortheast.co.uk.

Graduate Opportunities

Your involvement in NCS doesn’t just stop after your four-week programme, we have a wide range of opportunities available once you graduate. You may have spotted our NCS graduates out and about in their white NUF tees, continuing to have a positive impact, trying to make a change within their community. Some of the opportunities our NCS graduates have been able to get involved with recently include;

  • NCS Youth Boards
  • NCS Graduate Ambassador
  • NUF’s Community Defenders Social Action
  • NUFC’s mascots Monty and Maggie
  • Helping out at NUF Charity Events
  • Volunteering on our NCS programmes

If you are an Newcastle United Foundation NCS graduate, and you would like to get involved in some of the fantastic exclusive volunteering opportunities we have available, please send us your information to the below contact , explaining what you would like to do, what experiences you would like to gain, what skills you would like to develop, or just find out what’s on offer.

We are also looking for organisations and charities who would be interested in providing both structured and ad-hoc volunteering opportunities for our graduates. If you feel you could provide an exciting opportunity for a young person to contribute to their community through your organisation, please get in touch.

NCS Residential Programme

Kit List – What to bring with you when you’re on the programme!

The following clothing and kit is recommended for your residential.
Please check to see if you have any of the items identified on this list. If not, don’t worry, please contact your provider and we will come up with a solution!!

A selection of sizes of all items marked * will be provided by Carnegie Great Outdoors but to ensure a good fit and comfortable wear it is advised to bring your own personal items.

Clothing Required:
• Waterproof Jacket *
• Waterproof Trousers *
• Walking Boots *
• T-shirts, synthetic (e.g. football tops) or thermal tops (not cotton)
• Long sleeved fleece or sweater
• Tracksuit bottoms
• Old trainers (thick soles not plimsolls – will get wet & muddy)
• Footwear for evenings
• Thick socks/walking socks (not cotton)
• Swimming costume or clothes you don’t mind getting wet
• Wellington boots
• Pyjamas
• Underwear

Kit Required:
• Small rucksack *
• Toiletries
• Towel
• Drinks bottle
• Lunchbox
• Torch
• Sun cream and insect repellent as necessary

Personal medications:
Please remember to bring any personal medication you need for the week (e.g. Inhalers, hayfever remedies, insulin etc.)

Please be advised:
• Clothing and equipment will become wet and dirty during the residential
• Denim jeans are not ideal for any of the activities
• Please bring extra synthetic t-shirts and underwear for each wet activity (Gorge Scrambling, Caving, Kayaking, Canoeing and Raft Building)
• Walking boots are recommended to have ‘good tread’ and ankle support

Important: Personal items such as (e.g. cameras, phones, jewellery etc.) are not covered by the Residential Providers insurance and although you may wish to bring valuable items, this is at your own risk

For more details on how you can get involved
Email jack.lennie@nufc.co.uk

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young people said ‘Yes’ to National Citizen Service last Summer