Take the road less travelled

volunteer on International citizen service (Ics)

Apply now!

So you want to travel overseas? You want to meet new people? Experience new cultures? Get a couple of fantastic new profile pictures?

Then save up some money, and go backpacking.

ICS is not a ‘gap yah’. It’s not a trip, or a holiday.

What it is, is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, 10-12 week placement where you will learn new skills and develop ones you already have. To have a real, lasting impact in developing communities in Africa and Asia. And to take your first steps on a life-long journey of taking social action through a 6 month Action At Home phase. 

To be a General Participant you need to be 18-35. Aged 23-35? Apply to be a Team Leader

Young people are the most affected by the most persistent problems in the world, yet are frequently overlooked as part of the solution. This is why, at Restless Development, we place young people at the forefront of everything we do.

And this is where you come in.

So come with us. Meet new people with us, experience new cultures with us, take some amazing photos with us (including several amazing profile pictures), all whilst having an incredible, positive impact on yourself and the world we all inhabit.

Rest less. Change more.

apply now

Want to hear more about impact on placement? 

Or perhaps you want to hear a little more about what ICS is all about...

If you'd like to find out more before applying, click the link below, fill out the short form and someone will be in touch shortly. Please be aware that applications for ICS in the UK are only accepted from UK, EU or EEA citizens.


If you've got all the information you need and would like to apply, click below to be taken to the full ICS online form. (Don't worry, you don't have to fill it all out in one go - you can save your progress and come back later!)


*Please note that all applications go through the central ICS Hub, not through Restless Development.

For more information read our FAQs, 
call or email Restless Development on:
T: 0207 633 3372 
E: ics@restlessdevelopment.org

Or ICS on: 
T: 0208 780 7400
E: enquiries@volunteerics.org

International Citizen Service (ICS) is led by VSO and funded by the UK Government. Our consortium partners include: Balloon VenturesChallenges Worldwide, Pravah, Raleigh International, Tearfund, International Service, VSO and YCare.



We are the Youth Collective. If you believe in the power of young people, join our movement.