This Autumn 2021, Leeds Rhinos Foundation will de delivering the incredible National Citizen Service (NCS) programme to hundreds of young people from across Leeds looking for unforgettable experience!

The NCS experience gives participants the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills they need to become more engaged with their communities and become active and responsible citizens, whilst having an amazing, action-packed experience.

It’s a chance for young people to say ‘no, we can’ by immersing themselves in a number of outdoor team-building activities before moving on to planning and implementing their own social action project, working with local charities to create positive, lasting change whilst gaining experience of real life project planning and delivery.

Don’t forget, NCS isn’t just a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is also a recognised National Award that is signed by the Prime Minister which will boost your CV and make you stand out above the crowd!

If you’re aged 16/17 and interested in signing up for our Autumn 2021 NCS programme, please click HERE to find out more. 

For more information about NCS, please visit https://wearencs.com/what-is-ncs or email our NCS Manager david.orourke@leedsrhinosfoundation.org.

Meet our dedicated NCS team who will be offering and delivering the amazing NCS programme to hundreds of young people this year:

DAVID O'ROURKE

David joined the Foundation as an NCS Co-ordinator in November 2019 and was promoted to role of NCS Manager following a summer season recruiting for NCS in schools across West Yorkshire.

David’s role covers all aspects of the NCS Programme. His role requires him to manage the whole NCS programme from recruiting young people through to their graduation event. We are contracted to deliver 260 places during summer and another 45 places during the autumn.

He was a lead member of the team who helped to deliver the slightly adapted NCS programmes throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including a ‘Keep Doing Good’ wave in Summer and Autumn 2020 which saw 85 young people graduate.

Aside from his work with the Foundation, David is also involved in other community projects around Leeds and works with the RNIB Youth Group, which he hopes to get involved with the NCS programme.

ARCHIE MOSS

Archie joined the Foundation as a NCS Co-ordinator in November 2019, with 4 years’ NCS experience having previously worked as an Engagement Coordinator for a different NCS provider in Leeds. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding the programme, youth work and engagement.

As part of his role, Archie is responsible for establishing lines of communication with several schools and colleges in the area; arranging events in order to promote and recruit for the Foundation’s NCS programme.

Along with the rest of our NCS team, Archie will be designing and managing the delivery of all elements of the NCS programme, including two residentials and the social action projects to benefit the community.