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About ICS

ICS is an overseas volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds (23-35 for Team Leaders), led by VSO and funded by the UK Government.

ICS is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia.

The programme launched in 2011 and since then more than 35,000 young people have volunteered across the world.

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Funded by the UK Government

ICS is funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.

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