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ICS impact

Supporting development work on the ground, developing young volunteers and building a legacy of active citizenship. We're proud of the difference we're making.

Since 2011, a total of 40,167 young people have volunteered in 32 countries across the world, as a part of the International Citizen Service (ICS). They have made positive changes in the communities where they have volunteered, developed skills and personal resilience to face an ever-changing world and started a lifelong journey of active citizenship.

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Programme impact

92% of project partners say that they are better able to bring about change as a result of working with ICS volunteers.
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Volunteer development

74% of volunteers say the experience has been very useful for their career development.
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Lasting impact of ICS

Two thirds of volunteers remain involved in volunteering and social action after their placement has finished.
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Social return on investment

For every £1 spent on the programme, an estimated £4.64 in social value is created as a result of the skills and experiences volunteers gain from ICS.
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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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