Tag Archives: Volunteering

NCS Volunteer Aisling’s Summer Challenge

It was a long summer for students waiting for their GCSE results. Volunteer Aisling McCracken gained nine GCSEs and also took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS).  For Aisling and those school leavers who have been busy taking part in NCS with Inspira in Cumbria the summer did not feel quite as long. The 16-year-old NCS students spent […]

Teenagers meet and learn about community organisations on National Citizen Service

After climbing up a mountain, cooking ration packs for their team and learning how it feels to make a meal from scratch in university halls, young people in Cumbria are now putting their skills of teamwork, confidence and ability to help others into action by putting them to the ultimate test – helping their own community. […]

Chance to have the best Summer ever with the National Citizen Service

Teenagers have the chance to snap up places on this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS) – a scheme that has led to a Cumbrian organisation creating 60 new jobs. The scheme offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15, 16 and 17-year-olds at a greatly reduced cost, due to government backing. The personal development programme runs over […]

Volunteering can give you the edge when it comes to employment.

Sarah Williams, area manager for Inspira in Furness recently talked to the North West Evening Mail about how volunteering can give you the edge when looking for a job. “When we work with people we are either helping them with career management advice or helping them with personal development. Through our National Careers Service programme […]