Why we're different
ICS is run by VSO, the ethical volunteering experts, in partnership with respected development organisations.
There are lots of companies offering volunteering opportunities abroad for young people. But our volunteer placements are not run for profit or tourism.
All placements are fully funded by the UK Department for International Development, the government ministry leading the UK's work to end extreme poverty.
This means that you'll only work on projects that are genuinely helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. Projects that aim to:
- Lower youth unemployment
- Grow small businesses
- Increase access to education
- Give young people more influence
- Raise awareness of health issues
- Tackle climate change
So what are you waiting for?
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.
Team Leader opportunities
We need good team leaders (aged 23 - 35) to keep people focused and motivated.