Team Leaders are vital.
Spending between three and eight months on placement, you’ll manage a group of young volunteers, supporting a diverse group of young people to work together to benefit your host community.
Team Leaders work in pairs. One UK volunteer with an in-country counterpart.
Being a Team Leader can be a demanding role and as such requires more experience than a being a team member. Team Leaders should:
Be aged 23-35
Be fluent in English, both written and spoken
Have a clear interest in international development work
Be responsible, organised and good at taking the initiative
Have some leadership experience
Some placements also require fluent Spanish or French
Being a Team Leader is demanding. We'll give you specific training and you'll be supported throughout your placement to help you guide your team wherever you are in the world.
Benefits of being a Team Leader
Volunteering as an ICS Team Leader is a fantastic opportunity for personal development.
In additional to building on existing skills like facilitation and communication you’ll gain new skills and experience.
Many of the skills you gain are transferable to employment, so you’ll be able to demonstrate with real world examples how you dealt with things like reporting and evaluation, crisis and conflict management, and solving problems with creative thinking.