ICS – voluntary development work abroad
International Citizen Service (ICS) is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work abroad.
ICS brings together young people from different countries to fight poverty – with volunteers from the UK working alongside volunteers from the developing world.
We only work with projects that have specifically requested our help – and where the energy and skills of young volunteers can make a direct impact.
Each project is designed to fight poverty and make a lasting difference by working with local people to meet local needs. So when you volunteer with ICS you won’t just think you will make a difference, you’ll know you will.
Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), ICS is run by six of the most respected names in international volunteering, led by VSO. All of these organisations have a wealth of experience in youth volunteering and offer you a wide range of volunteering opportunities.
Launched in 2011, ICS has sent 1,250 UK volunteers overseas in its first year. Over the next three years we will be sending 7,000 young people from the UK to over 28 of the world’s poorest countries to work alongside national volunteers in these countries.
We're actively recruiting for September and October 2013 placements now. So, If you are aged 18-25 and want to make a real difference in some of the world’s poorest countries, find out how ICS works or apply online now.