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Teens urged to sign up for volunteering adventure
1:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
TEENAGERS in Tendring are being urged to sign up for a new adventure this summer.
Youngsters aged 16 and 17 are being invited to join the National Citizen Service scheme during the summer holidays and autumn half-term.
The project will see them embark on action-packed courses as well as planning, funding and completing a project which benefits their community.
Essex Boys and Girls Clubs and Essex County Council are now looking for youngsters to sign up to the initiative, which will also see youngsters take on part-time volunteer work in their community.
Stephen Castle, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “The National Citizen Service offers young people a fantastic opportunity to try a new range of experiences and activities.
“It is a great opportunity for young people to do something worthwhile with their free time and I encourage all those eligible to apply to take part.”
Students in years 11 and 12 can sign up to the scheme by texting NCS and their name and post code to 60777.