With the country starting to get back on its feet, and lockdown slowly being lifted, everyone - from national organisations to local food banks, charities to corner shops, your neighbours to care homes - needed a little more help to get back to the new normal.
That’s why we encouraged thousands of young people all over the country to take part in volunteering and social action projects in their communities over the summer. They worked in charity shops, helped out at food banks, started their own passion projects and even registered to become blood donors. Every bit of action they took part in helped rebuild their communities, gave them some new skills and helped create positive change to get all of our futures off to a good start!
Here's what young people who've already been doing good had to say about their experience.
To get the ball rolling, teens had the opportunity to collaborate with the Charity Retail Association (CRA) and pledge their time to volunteer at a number of charity shops across the country like Oxfam, The Air Ambulance Service and Barnardo's, as they reopened and got back in business.
Teens could also help look after the nation by volunteering at their local food banks and care homes.
Got an idea for improving your local community? Get your pals involved, start your own social action project and make a positive impact. Check out how NCS Grad’s on team Bee Happy made positive changes in their area.