Skip to main content

Volunteer journey

ICS is more than just a 12 week placement overseas.

As an ICS volunteer you'll join a community of people just like you working towards a fairer world. From fundraising and training, to living overseas and making a difference in your community on your return, you’ll need to be committed to every aspect of ICS.

We're here to help and you'll be supported every step of the way. See below for more information on the whole ICS volunteer journey.


Are you ready to apply?
Find out more


To make sure this is the right programme for you, all applicants will be invited to take part in a selection day.
Find out more


Fundraising is a big part of your placement. We're to help you reach your target.
Find out more

Getting ready

Training, travelling and staying healthy. We're here to help.
Find out more

Volunteering overseas

Your placement overseas will last 10-12 weeks.
Find out more

After your placement

Being part of ICS doesn't finish when your placement does. You'll need to carry on making change
Find out more

Staying involved with ICS

ICS is a global network of 35,000 youth volunteers. Make sure you stay connected with our opportunities
Find out more

Dfid Logo

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.

Find out more