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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.

ICS team leaders Thai Long Phlai and Ross McCaffrey. Banteay Char, near Battambang, Cambodia.

ICS team leaders Thai Long Phlai and Ross McCaffrey. Banteay Char, near Battambang, Cambodia.

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? 

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