National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service gives you the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make a difference.
Make your good deeds count by totting up your volunteering hours for the vInspired awards scheme
Get a volunteering CV and impress colleges, universities and potential employers with your achievements
10 hours of volunteering
Who says volunteering has to be totally selfless? Make your good deeds work for you.
All you have to do is record the hours you've spent volunteering. When you've got ten in the net, hit "apply". It's the perfect way to show what you've dedicated your time to in job and university interviews.
DON'T FORGET - You can backdate hours from previous volunteering placements to earn an award even quicker.
50 hours of volunteering
Regularly giving up your time to help out?
Choose the v50 as your goal. Same deal as v10, you'll need to add hours as you go, tell us about the difference you made and add photos if you've got some. Once you've reached 50 hours, submit your award for approval and we'll get your certificate to you ASAP.
Keep it up! Move on to the v100.
100 hours of volunteering
Seriously dedicated to changing the world?
Go after your v100. You know the score by now. Log your hours, write down what you've learned and share photos of your experiences. Once you've reached 100 hours, submit your award for approval. We'll send a shiny certificate your way.
Finished the v100? Don't stop here! Carry on adding your hours and telling us about your experiences. You can download an up-to-date Personal Volunteering Record whenever and wherever you want.
Impress employers with your volunteering
"We believe young people, if supported, can realise their dreams and make a positive contribution to society and volunteering is the perfect way to make this happen. Never has this been more important than now with unemployment soaring especially for the young population."Nigel Trood, CEO @ Red Bull
"As an employer, I'm always keen to look for things in people outside the ordinary. Exam results are important of course, but we're also looking for other skills and other attributes. If somebody has volunteering on their CV, they are more likely to be attractive to potential employers."Peter Bull, HSBC