"Volunteer learning is supported and encouraged through all parts of the journey."
ICS volunteers receive training before they start their work placement to support cross-cultural understanding and learning.
On-going guidance and mentoring on placement helps you to reflect on your experiences and learning and increases the skills and motivation you can utilise once your work placement finishes.
"I learned a lot about myself and my attitudes to other people. I gained confidence by completing tasks I would usually have been uncomfortable doing and purposefully throwing myself in at the deep-end.”
Our quality principles
Supported learning 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: