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Sharing your ICS story with your local media is a great way to let people know what you’re doing and why.

This can help boost your fundraising, get support for your Action at Home, demonstrate the importance of international development and inspire others to tackle poverty.

Online press release templates for volunteers

We can help you write a press release to get your story in front of journalists. It’s really simple and only takes 10 minutes to complete.

  • Choose one of the five templates below to start building your bespoke press release
  • Once you’re happy with it, your story will be sent directly to the news desks of your local newspapers

If you have any problems, please email us.

Select the press release template you require:


Reach your fundraising target more quickly by getting your appeal into your local paper

Before placement

Tell people why you’re volunteering with ICS and what you’ll be doing

On placement

Get everyone back at home engaged and explain why volunteering is important

Action at Home

Explain how you’re using the skills from your ICS placement to make a difference at home

After placement

Share your stories from your placement and encourage more young people to volunteer

Are you a journalist?

Click here for media enquiries

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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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