ICS is committed to empowering young people to contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and continue their journey as active citizens after their ICS placement.
One way we’re doing this is through ‘National Youth Engagement Networks (NYEN)’. These are national groups of returned volunteers who are really enthusiastic about carrying on the work of ICS.
They're co-designed and co-delivered by ICS returned volunteers. So far we've set them up in Tanzania, Nepal, Bangladesh - and next will be the UK!
Volunteers have achieved some amazing things by being part of the network. Like Atika in Bangladesh, who put stickers on 500 buses across her capital city to raise awareness of a phone line for women and children who've been abused.
Now it's your turn.
We’re looking for a core group of young people to explore what this network might look like, how it might be structured and what it might focus on.
We’ll be running interactive sessions, either online or face-to-face, to gather input over the next few months. The approach will be decided in consultation with the participants - we know you’re busy!
This is an exciting opportunity to shape how ICS can support active citizens after their volunteering placement. If you're interested in finding out more, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch in the next few months.