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ICS quality principle: Project impact

VSO ICS volunteers in Cambodia
VSO ICS volunteers in Banteay Char, Cambodia meet with the leaders of the local Agriculture Co-operative

"Every ICS project must aim to achieve some kind of development impact."

ICS works with communities and partners who value the contribution of younger volunteers and your ability to engage your peers and improve community participation.

This make sure that development is not just the preserve of ‘external experts’.

We’ll give you the tools you need to work in partnership with local communities, setting objectives and researching community needs.

“I worked really closely with my counterpart Nicaraguan team leader and our community partner organisation.

"We wanted to make sure the volunteers had a strong team leading them so it was vital we communicated effectively and established clear project objectives and included the local community in our decision making.

"By involving everyone in the planning stages it gave the volunteers a real sense of purpose.”
Hannah Howard
Raleigh ICS Team Leader, Nicaragua
Hannah Howard

Our quality principles

Project impact is one of the seven ICS quality principles. These principles ensure all our different projects, partners and volunteers bring about positive change.

The other principles are:





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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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