National Citizen Service is coming to Boston this summer, offering opportunities for 15 to 17-year-olds to develop valuable skills for work and life.
And projects they undertake could benefit local communities.
As a member of the EBP (Education Business Partnership, which delivers the National Citizen Service in this area) Boston Borough Council is providing a local base for the two-week campaign from July 29 to August 9.
The EBP wants more communities to get involved and benefit from the inspiring work completed through the scheme.
During the four-week summer programme, participants spend two weeks completing a project in their home town to support their local community.
Projects can address prominent social issues or they can be about the creation or enhancement of community spaces, including decorating village halls or youth centres, developing forestry schools or sensory areas and creating memorial spaces.
Teams can develop, fund and deliver the projects themselves, either from a completely blank canvas or from a simple objective or idea, so all that is needed is a communal space they can work from. Young volunteers do their social action Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, for the two weeks, and are supported at all times by trained, DBS-checked staff members.
If you’d like to register your interest or learn more, please contact the NCS Social Action team at The EBP on 01522 574133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, April 12.
The EBP is also recruiting enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join them for the summer NCS programme and mentor young people taking part in programmes across Lincolnshire.
Taking part will give an invaluable experience of leading, mentoring and managing groups of people and make a difference within the local community, as well as gaining various skills as part of the training programme such as receiving health and safety/safeguarding training and a nationally-recognised first-aid qualification.
There are various start dates available throughout July and August with each placement lasting three to four weeks.