Graduate Opportunities


Graduated from NCS? Here are just a few of our partners who are offering amazing opportunities for you to get involved in. Get stuck in, you don’t have to choose just one!

2017 NCS Peer Assessors - Apply now!


As a Peer Assessor for NCS North East, you will play a key part in developing the quality and effectiveness of the NCS programme.

Your role will include:

  • evaluating the quality of the activities
  • reviewing the effectiveness of the staff team
  • judging the suitability of the residential/community venues
  • Interviewing young people and finding out how engaged they are

Peer assessors need to demonstrate:

  • high levels or responsibility and maturity
  • A willingness to get involved and speak to staff and young people
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Friendly and cheerful attitude

You will be required to need to be able to commit to:

  • 1 half-day training session in June
  • a minimum of two days of quality assessing throughout the summer
  • you will be paired up to work with another NCS graduate and all travel costs will be covered.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop professional work skills in an fun and supportive environment! All Peer Assessors will be invited to attend a celebration event at the end of summer and will be given a letter of recommendation from the NCS North East team. APPLY HERE


vInspired are the nation's leading youth volunteering charity with range of fantastic projects to cater for everyounes interest. They believe that young people can change the world. They provide young people with opportunities to gain new experiences and skills for life by taking action on causes they care about.
vInspired have created more than one million volunteering opportunities. So far, over 164,000 young people have used to volunteer with more than 4,400 charities.


YHA offer fantastic volunteering opportunities to have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, boost your CV and give something back. We can offer help with travel expenses, discounted meals and even free stays for volunteers taking part in residential opportunities. We have a variety of different volunteering opportunities so you can choose when, where and how you give your time to support us.
The great thing about volunteering with YHA is the choice of locations you can help at, and the support we give you to make your volunteering possible.

Student Hubs

Student Hubs believe that students should be supported to find out what they’re passionate about and then they help them to shape a better world. They’ve got a variety of volunteering opportunities for students on their website and they also have hubs in different cities around the UK.


UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation that offers a range of leadership and employability programmes for 16-25 year olds. Their mission is to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. UpRising equips young people with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential, find new opportunities and transform the world around them through social action.

Year Here

Year Here is where brilliant graduates get serious about making society better. Their Fellowship is an ambitious, creative and rigorous 9-month course in social innovation. Year Here Fellows build brilliant solutions to social problems supported by a world-leading network including Citizens UK, FutureGov, Bain & Company and The Cabinet Office. From gathering frontline insight to building a portfolio of creative and enterprise ventures, Year Here is an action-packed programme.

Join In

Join In - Sport your thing? Join in connects people with their local sports clubs. This site covers a variety of ages, so it’s best to check in advance by calling ahead to find out whether it’s something for you.


Plotr exists to help young people discover careers they may not know exist and to explore the world of work.

Get Connected

If you’re under 25, Get Connected are here for you, 365 days a year, for absolutely anything you’re going through. If you want to talk about your feelings, stuff going on at home, bullying in school, or anything, just ask for help. They are free, confidential, and you can contact them however you’d prefer - by phone, email, text or webchat. Freephone 0808 808 4994 or access their website. They also have volunteering opportunities for young people over 18 which can be found on our Opportunity Hub or on their site directly.

Street League

Street League is the national charity which uses the power of football to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into work, training and education. It provides a 10-week football and education programme which develops key employability skills such as communication and teamwork, and offers several nationally-recognised qualifications. Over the next year, more than a 1000 young people will graduate from the Street League ‘Academy’, moving into work, training or education.

International Citizen Service

ICS is a UK government funded development programme that brings together 18-25 year olds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities. If you’ve finished NCS, or even if you haven’t, it’s an amazing experience that is open to all.

The National Youth Agency (For Youth Workers)

The National Youth Agency is the leading national youth work charity in England. Youth workers dedicate their time and expertise to helping young people in their personal and social development, equipping them with the practical skills they need to be resilient in challenging times, which is what NYA supports them to do more effectively, for young people.