ICS volunteers are ideally placed to reach out to other young people, particularly on issues like sexual health. Projects also focus on making sure people have decent toilet and washing facilities, which can hugely reduce sickness and diarrhoea.
Many projects tackle sexual and reproductive health issues - including HIV and AIDS - head-on. Volunteers share information, raise awareness and help young people to access vital services.
Volunteers working on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects could be involved in a range of activities, including: carrying out community surveys to understand local health issues, raising awareness of the importance of good hygiene, developing resources to provide information, or helping develop essential infrastructure like gravity fed water systems.