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Volunteer development

Volunteer personal development is a key part of ICS.

Alongside making a difference overseas, we work to build and develop our volunteers. 

Volunteers benefit from comprehensive training as part of the programme, they take part in a challenging overseas placement and support work at home. This builds vital transferable skills that contribute towards personal development and finding a job. 

In a recent survey of our volunteers:

  • 98% say that the experience has been very useful for their professional development
  • 99% say the experience has been very useful for their personal development
  • 97% keep in touch with their ICS teammates after placement
  • 96% would recommend the programme to others

At ICS we are committed to delivering an inclusive programme and will make reasonable adjustments throughout the journey to ensure that all volunteers have a positive experience of international volunteering.

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Funded by the UK Government.

ICS is funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which projects the UK as a force for good in the world, including reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.

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