We are ICS
We work with the local community to make long-lasting improvements in developing countries across Africa and Asia.
Watch below to see some of the amazing things Naseem did on placement in Kenya - compared to life back at home in Newcastle.
What we do
We offer young people in the UK the chance to change their life - and many others' - forever. With a presence in 10 countries worldwide, we work with local volunteers to support community projects that provide communities with better education, opportunities to earn a decent living, and access to effective health care and services as well as protecting their environment.
Volunteer personal development is a key part of ICS, alongside making a difference overseas, we work to build and develop our volunteers. Volunteers benefit from comprehensive training as part of the programme, they take part in a challenging overseas placement and support work at home. This builds vital transferable skills that contribute towards personal development and finding a job.
ICS is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change your world.
In a recent survey of our volunteers:
• 98% say that the experience has been very useful for their professional development
• 99% say the experience has been very useful for their personal development
• 97% keep in touch with their ICS teammates after placement
• 96% would recommend the programme to others
At ICS we are committed to delivering an inclusive programme and will make reasonable adjustments throughout the journey to ensure that all volunteers have a positive experience of international volunteering.
Like what you see? Apply now to be overseas in January 2019.