Published: 31st October 2018
Powered by Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, The National Citizen Service is supporting 7 dedicated graduates from their 2018 programme to fundraise for an opportunity of a lifetime.
Working in collaboration with Adventure for Students, the participants are working hard to raise funds to finance a volunteering trip to South Africa in the Easter holidays of 2019.
In partnership with Green Sleeves Children’s Trust, the participants will support the charity by working towards renovating a school building and orphanage over a 2 week period. The aim of their work is to significantly improve an education establishment that can support with the education of young children and nannies with their incredibly challenging job roles.
The Pledge to Work Scheme requires 7 businesses or organisations in Kirklees to support each young person with a 200-hour work placement and a donation of £1500 to their voluntary experience to South Africa. The role can be completely bespoke, whether it be general administration, event support or shadowing, all graduates are dedicated and keen to lend a helping hand.
NCS Manager Katy Stockdale commented, “The calibre of volunteers is overwhelming, we have aspiring aerospace technicians and engineers to mention but a few, that are passionate about lending a helping hand wherever needed. One thing they all are is dedicated, with the same end goal, to support local businesses wherever needed. The young people have each completed 30 hours plus volunteering as part of the programme and were hand-picked by NCS to further their skills through the graduates programme. ”
All graduates are aged between 17 and 18 years old and have volunteered their own time to dedicate a minimum of 200 working hours to local companies over a maximum of a 10 month period. With a mature, dedicated and incredibly strong work ethic, all graduates are on track to achieving their fundraising goal and making a difference to a worthwhile cause.
What will your business receive?
If you would like to support a graduate in taking part in a once in a lifetime opportunity, please contact NCS Manager, Katy Stockdale firstname.lastname@example.org / 01484 442238 for more details.