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Apply For The VSO International Citizen Service (ICS) Volunteering Program 2019/2020

Brief Description

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK Government funded programme providing volunteer placements to 18-25 year olds, and Team Leader placements to 23-35 year olds in a number of countries around the world.

ICS makes the most of the unique contribution young people can bring to development – passion, energy and the ability to reach other young people.The programmes are in Livelihoods, Health and Education.

Team Member Eligibility

  • Be aged 18-25.

  • Be committed to living and volunteering away from home for 10-12 weeks.

  • Be willing to live in a family in the local community whilst on placement.

  • Be committed to continuing your work in your home community after your placement.

  • Not have taken part in ICS before.

  • Be resident in the country you’re applying from.

Team Leader Eligibility

  • Be aged 23 – 35.

  • Have strong facilitation skills to help teams overcome challenges and achieve results.

  • Be able to build trust to support individuals through difficult times.

  • Be able to take an organised approach to project planning.

  • Have communication skills to maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.

  • Bring a mature and positive approach to challenges and realities of volunteering on ICS.


As part of your preparation you will be invited to a residential training session. This will include:

an introduction to ICS and the agency you will be working with an introduction to international development. An introduction to how the project works and how it contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You will receive all travel, food and accommodation, as well as a small living allowance. There is no cost to you to volunteer.

Registration is ongoing.

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