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Thank you for your interest in ICS. ICS placements are currently on pause – please read our programme update (October 2020) for more detail.

The current contract for ICS, delivered by VSO in partnership with Restless Development and Raleigh International, will come to its planned end in December 2020. This means that we cannot accept further applications for the scheme at this time.

Conversations are ongoing in the UK's new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) about what a new phase of the scheme might look like and how we can operate this safely in a post-COVID world. The exact timing and structure of any future placements is unconfirmed.

In the meantime, you can still join our National Youth Engagement Networks, and find out more about ICS’ achievements.

You can find more information in our frequently asked questions.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

ICS is led by VSO and funded by the UK Government.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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Funded by the UK Government.

ICS is funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which projects the UK as a force for good in the world, including reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.

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