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"I’d encourage anyone who is thinking about it to just go for it!"

Naomi, ICS Team Leader, Bolivia

ICS (youth volunteering)

International Citizen Service. Volunteer in Africa, Asia or Latin America for 10-12 weeks

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VSO ICS in Tanzania

ICS is a volunteering programme for 18-35 year olds, led by VSO and funded by the UK Government.

You don’t need cash, skills or qualifications – just the ambition to make a difference.

  • Live and work in local communities with other volunteers
  • Comprehensive training before you go
  • All travel, vaccinations, expenses, insurance and accommodation organised and paid for
  • Full support from our local office

You'll need to be living in the UK and a UK, EU or EEA citizen. If not, you may be able to take part in ICS if there are programmes running in your country.


ICS is funded by DFID which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.