About ICS

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government.

It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with you long after the 12-week placement is complete.

ICS is demanding but hugely rewarding – both in its own right and as a stepping stone to future job opportunities and to help you play a part in making your world a better place.

ICS is led by VSO in partnership with a hand-picked group of respected development organisations. They each offer structured support and training to help and guide you – before, during and after your overseas placement.

All UK-based 18 to 25-year-olds are welcome to apply, regardless of background, qualifications, disability and work history. So if you’re up for a challenge and willing to work hard, find out how it works.

Are you…
Motivated?
Positive and realistic?
Flexible and adaptable?
Good at working with others?
Up for the challenge of a lifetime?