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Want a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? 
Then ICS is for you. 

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK Government funded programme providing volunteer placements to 18-25 year olds.

ICS is a life-changing opportunity. It will open you up to new friends, experiences and ideas while helping you to build your CV and gain leadership and teamwork skills. Its an opportunity for you to go overseas for 10-12 weeks and work side-by-side with local volunteers on sustainable development projects that create lasting impact. Placements are always part of a wider development programme, where objectives are set in partnership with communities.

As an ICS volunteer you'll be supported every step of the way.

Part of that support includes us paying for the things you need to do before you go overseas, like travel and accommodation for assessment days and training.

It isn't a holiday. It's demanding but hugely rewarding.

What you need to know:

  • 18-25 year olds can volunteer
  • 23-35 year olds can be Team Leaders
  • UK Government funded
  • Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Working with local volunteers and communities
  • Staying in host homes
  • No qualifications required
  • 10-12 weeks spent in developing countries

There are 20 countries you could volunteer in.

All you need to apply for ICS is the ambition to make a difference. Apply today.

All volunteers needs are taken care of: flights, accommodation, visas, insurance and vaccinations. 

There are departures throughout the year. We're currently recruiting for September.

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