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NCS Programme - Volunteer as Pitch Adviser in Summer 2019!

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UCLan

Various locations across Lancashire

Preston

PR1 2HE

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Be a Pitch Advisor on National Citizen Service (NCS) next Summer - 2019!

As a Pitch Advisor for one of our Dragons’ Den style pitches on our NCS programme you will see teams of 15 to 17 year olds who will pitch their ideas for improving their community (all funding is provided by NCS). Your role will be to give the teams guidance and feedback to allow them to make sure their projects are as impactful as can be.

The pitch comes at the end of an intense few days of planning in which the young people have learnt new skills such as public speaking, storytelling, leadership, strategy, logistics and communication. Alongside this, each team has been planning a social action project in aide of a local charity or organisation within their local community. They now have the chance to present their strategy and ideas to you so they can turn their plans into a reality. On this day you make a huge difference in two ways:

- Your questions & feedback help improve the quality of Social Action projects.

- Your presence as part of an influential panel demonstrates to the young people that their Social Action projects are important, and this encourages accountability.


Preliminary timetable for the day

14:30 - 15:00: Arrival & briefing

A member of staff will run through your role and will be available to answer any questions you have.


15:00 – 16:00: The Pitch

Teams present their Social Action Projects to you. During the pitch you will have:

· A scoring sheet to help structure your notes.

· Time to ask questions after each presentation.


16:00 – 16:30: Deliberation

As Pitch Advisors, you will make a group decision about:

· How much money to give the teams to deliver their projects. The amount you agree to award a team depends on how convincing the team’s pitch is.

(The money given to teams will be funded by NCS - there is ZERO financial cost to yourself - we want your valuable opinions & a little of your valuable time)

· Any conditions you want to place on the teams’ funding.


16:30 – 17:00: The Decision

Provide feedback to teams and communicate your financial decision.


If interested, please book onto the event by choosing one of the available dates. We run these events in a number of boroughs across Lancashire, and so a member of the team will then be in touch in the near future to discuss areas and answer any questions you may have.

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UCLan

Various locations across Lancashire

Preston

PR1 2HE

United Kingdom

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