Action4Youth

Graduate Events Programme

Keep the fun going - below is our calendar of Action4Youth NCS graduate events for 2017/18.

If you would like to sign up to any of the events or have any queries then please contact Jasmine Smith.

E: [email protected]

T: 07391 408597 or 0300 003 2334

If you would like to be added to the NCS Graduates mailing list and receive information about Graduate events please send your email address to [email protected] or you can join the Aylesbury NCS Graduates group on Facebook for updates on dates and venues for these events.

2017 Events

Wednesday 27th September 2017: NCS Review 

This will be the first NCS Graduate event for summer 2017 Graduates. We always start the Graduate programme by having an NCS evaluation and review. It will be your chance to have a say about how we run our NCS programme and make recommendations on how you think it may be improved. We will also be discussing how the Graduate programme will work and what you would like to be involved within it. Pizza will be provided.

From: 6-8pm 

Address: The Grange YouthSpace, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH

 

Saturday 7th October 2017: Ignite

Ignite is an event run by the challenge for all NCS Graduates from the SE2 area which includes Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Slough and Reading. It will be a chance for you to meet NCS Graduates from other areas and take part in a variety of different workshops. Spaces are limited so sign up ASAP to guarantee a place!

All day event

Address: In Slough - Venue TBC - Transport will be provided 

 

Wednesday 8th November 2017: Action4Youth NCS Ambassador Training

This training session will look at what being an NCS Ambassador entails. It will cover what skills and qualities are needed to work with young people and look at best practice in a Youth work setting. You will receive a certificate for attending this Training. Pizza will be provided. 

From: 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

 

Tuesday 5th December 2017: Christmas card making for local charities 

In this session we will be making Christmas cards for the local charities Action4Youth worked with during NCS in the summer. The cards will not only go to the charities themselves but also to the users of the charities such as residents at the care homes. Pizza will be provided. 

From: 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

2018 Events

Saturday 6th January 2018: Big Winter reunion

This event will be planned by the Regional Youth Board which has members from SE2 (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Reading and Slough). It will be a reunion for all NCS graduates. When the event details are confirmed we will email it out to everyone signed up to the NCS Graduates list. Numbers will be limited so if you are interested please sign up ASAP. 

Address: Venue TBC - Transport will be provided 

 

Wednesday 24th January 2018: Safeguarding Training

This training session will look at what safeguarding is and how it can affect you when working with young people. It will give you a greater understanding of how volunteers can protect children/young people and themselves regarding safeguarding issues. It will also look at reporting procedures of Safeguarding and identify policies and good practice.  You will get a certificate for attending this training. Pizza will be provided. 

From: 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

 

Thursday 15th February 2018: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

This session will be run by Addaction. The course will provide you with information and guidance on drugs and alcohol, covering a wide range of different topics. You will receive a certificate for attending this session. Pizza will be provided.

From: 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

 

Monday 5th March 2018: Action Day planning

The NCS Action day is a national event day that takes place on Saturday 17th March 2017. The theme for the SE2 region is equality and we would like your input on what event we should run and invite NCS Graduates too. Pizza will be provided.

From 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

 

Saturday 17th March 2018:  Action Day 2018 (Equality theme)

This event will be organised by the NCS Graduates. Once it is confirmed what the event will be and where/ what time it will be emailed out to everyone on the NCS Graduates list. 

Address: Venue TBC

 

Wednesday 11th April 2018: Leadership Training

This training session will look at what skills and qualities a leader needs and the impact a good leader can have. It will also focus on the three different leadership styles and look at what positive and negative qualities the three styles have. You will get a certificate for completing this training session. Pizza will be provided. 

From: 6-8pm

Address: Action4Youth, Momentous House, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8UN

 

Thursday 17th May 2018: Graduate celebration Event – ‘You decide’

As this will be one of the last Graduate events we would like you to plan and run the event. We would like it to be a celebration of everything you have achieved over the past ‘graduate year’. 

Address: TBC depending on event planned

 

Saturday 16th June 2018: NCS BBQ Induction event 

We would like a group of graduates to help us at the introduction event for the young people who are signed up for NCS Summer 2018. This will entail you having a stand where young people can come and ask you questions and have a chat about NCS. It will also involve helping us with the running of the day.

From: 10-3pm

Address: Caldecotte Xperience, George Amey Centre, Simpson, Milton Keynes, MK6 3AG

The benefits of NCS Graduate Events

By attending these NCS Graduate events not only do you receive certificates, get to socialise with your friends and gain volunteer experience but you can also receive employment points. We have many NCS Graduates who come and work with us as Assistant Leaders when they turn 18 and it is the second summer after they graduate. By attending the graduate events you will receive points which we will use alongside your application form to decide if you qualify for an interview. This is a great way of putting yourself ahead if you would like to work on NCS with us in the future. However, please be aware that attending the graduate events does not guarantee you a job. 

Some NCS Graduates will be selected to apply for the Regional Youth Board and they will then sit on the board at each session. However, some board meetings will be open to all graduates. The dates for the Regional Youth board meetings are: 

Saturday 18th November: Regional Youth Board meeting 1 in Oxford

Tuesday 13th February: Regional Youth Board meeting 2 in Milton Keynes

Saturday 5th May: Regional Youth Board meeting 3 in Aylesbury

Tuesday 31st July: Regional Youth Board meeting 4 in Reading

Updates on the Regional Youth board will be sent out to everyone signed up to the Graduate mailing list. 

We will also need graduates at our NCS 2017 recruiting events. If you are interested in speaking at a school assembly, helping at a recruiting event or being on the young people panel at staff interviews then please contact Jasmine Smith. 

 If you would like to be added to the NCS Graduates mailing list and receive information about Graduate events please send your email address to [email protected] or you can join the Aylesbury NCS Graduates group on Facebook for updates on dates and venues for these events. 

If you would like to sign up to any of the events or have any queries then please contact Jasmine Smith.

E: [email protected]

T: 07391 408597 or 0300 003 2334