|Overseas Volunteering Programme: International Citizen Service (ICS)|
|What countries/regions to you send volunteers to? India, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.|
|How long are your international volunteer placements? 10-12 weeks, Team leaders 6 months|
|What age do you have to be to volunteer? 18-25|
|Can you volunteer as a group? No - but you will be in a group of both UK and National volunteers.|
|When do your volunteering projects take place? Throughout the year|
|What kind of activities to volunteers undertake?|
|Working in international development projects with young people, mainly focusing 2 areas: livelihoods and unemployment, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. A range of activities are included, from organising workshops and events, to building skills or raise awareness around sexual health (with a focus on HIV/AIDS). Activities are run in local communities, either in schools or youth centres.|
|Do you provide training before/during the placement? One residential training week-end before departure and up to 2 weeks training when in country.|
|Is there an upfront cost to volunteering with you? Volunteers are expected to fundraise a minimum of £800 before departure, and you will be provided with training 1:1 professional support for that. Everything else is funded by the UK Government, from visas and vaccinations, to flights and accommodation.|
|What's it all about?|
ICS is a government funded overseas volunteering programme. It's an opportunity to work with other passionate young people who are bringing about change in communities around the world. Our placements are 10 - 12 weeks in Africa and Asia and we work in partnership with local volunteers to make sure you become an integral part of the community and make a new network of friends.
ICS is a chance to build your CV and gain leadership and teamwork skills, and you don’t need previous qualifications to apply – but you will get lots of new ones!
ICS doesn't end when your overseas placement is over. You’ll be part of a movement of young active citizens, who are contributing to their communities, committed to fighting poverty, and campaigning for global justice.
ICS is the chance to challenge yourself to change your world.