Volunteer with International Service ICS
International Service supports people in developing countries to understand their rights, and put them into action, so they can change their lives for the better.
International Service is one of six organisations sending International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers.
We work to protect and promote the rights of women, people with disabilities, children and young people, and people living with HIV and AIDS.
Where we work
If you volunteer for ICS with International Service you could work in:
- Burkina Faso
- Ghana (from 2013)
- occupied Palestinian territory
You'll only work with projects that have specifically requested the help of ICS to meet local needs, so you know your contribution will make a real difference.
What you'll do
As an ICS volunteer with International Service, you could do practical and hands-on work, for example helping local people and getting involved with activities and workshops.
Or you might be more ‘office-based’, for example doing research or designing training and contributing to strategic work that reaches hundreds or even thousands of people.
When you arrive you will work with International Service, your team and local partner to design your projects. This approach means you can contribute your skills and ideas in helping our partners work towards their goals.
How it works
You will be in a small group of around five volunteers, headed by a team leader and working with one of our local partners.
Placements last for 12 weeks, and depart four times per year in January, April, July and September.
Our team leader placements last up to 12 months, and it is essential that you can speak the language of the country you are working in.