The HeadStart experience made getting that job opportunity so much easier because I had no work experience because I was so young

Alex Abimbola, 2015 Step Forward Graduate

Get Involved

Everyone has a role to play in our mission and a lot to gain from it.

Our programmes are for everyone and we work closely with parents and schools to encourage as many people as possible to take part. We partner with a wide range of businesses, charities, and government organisations to deliver our programmes and increase our impact. And we’re always looking for talented people to join our team in permanent or seasonal roles.

Want to get involved? Email us to find out how we can work together.

How you can help

See below to find out how you can get involved in supporting our mission
– and having a great time along the way!

Join or recommend our programmes

If you’re a young person between 15 and 19 on the lookout for your next exciting challenge, sign up to NCS or HeadStart! Or tell others about our programmes, either a young person, parent or school you know.

Create with us

Help us create new solutions and better communities. We are an entrepreneurial charity always looking for new ways to work with whole communities to deliver our mission of a more integrated society.

Learn with us

We work in partnership with others to research and understand how to build stronger, more integrated communities, whether you are a government department, researcher, sponsor.

Join our team

If you want to be inspired, supported and surrounded by friendly and dedicated colleagues, then come and work with us!

We employ over 700 staff across the country and hire over 4,500 seasonal staff a year to support the NCS programme.

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Partner with us

If you’re a business, charity or policymaker that wants to help build stronger communities, then we want to hear from you!

  • Become a major partner – we have received invaluable expertise and funding to design and scale our programmes, from organisations including the NCS Trust, Social Business Trust, Starbucks, Lendlease and the Greater London Authority.
  • Support our programme delivery – for example by providing volunteering and work opportunities, venues, delivering workshops or supporting local social action projects. You could even become one of our Local Delivery Partners for NCS.

On the Surface

An interactive social story, where your choices can keep the group together – or break it apart.

Play it here

On the surface - get invovled