ICS (youth volunteering)
International Citizen Service. Volunteer in Africa, Asia or Latin America for 10-12 weeks
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.
Who can be an ICS volunteer?
ICS is open to 18 to 25-year olds regardless of income, qualifications, disability and work history. But there are a couple of requirements.
ICS is funded by DFID which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.