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Thinking About Volunteering Abroad? Opportunities available in Africa, Asia & Latin America with The International Citizen Service




International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds, funded by the UK Government. It’s a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. UK volunteers work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, staying with host families in the local community.

For full details of this opportunity, including up-to-date information, you should consult the opportunity provider’s website. This link is provided by British Council for your information only and should not be considered a recommendation or an endorsement by us in relation to the opportunity, content and views contained in the linked website. See our Terms of Use for more information.

ICS is funded by the UK Government so it doesn’t cost you anything, however if accepted onto the programme you’ll be expected to fundraise at least £800.

To go on an ICS volunteer placement, you must be:

  • A UK, EU or EEA citizens with a current UK address
  • Have lived in the UK for at least the last 12 months
  • Aged 18-25 years old when you go overseas (23-35 for Team Leaders)
  • Are committed to fundraising at least £800
  • Can commit to 10-12 weeks overseas

More information is available on the British Council website.

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