International Citizen Service (ICS) is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a difference to global poverty. Funded by the Department for International Development, Restless Development’s ICS programme is building a generation of active citizens across the UK and in developing countries.
On a 10+ week placement with Restless Development, volunteers work directly with young people on exciting and valuable programmes that focus on one of our three goal areas: livelihoods and employment, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and civic participation.
When they return to the UK, volunteers are involved in social action projects to raise awareness of the issues they encountered on placement overseas.
Our ICS volunteers work alongside local volunteers in: India, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
ICS is open to UK and EU 18-25 year olds, with limited places available for Team Leaders aged 23+.
You don’t need cash, experience or qualifications to take part in ICS – just the ambition to make a difference.
Both our general participants and team leaders gain a huge amount from doing ICS, in terms of both personal and professional development. You will walk away with skills that are featured in almost all job specifications from leadership, project management and communication skills, to incident management and training and facilitation skills.
To be away THIS SUMMER, applications should be submitted by April 30th.
Alternatively, we have placements throughout the year until July 2015. Applications must be submitted several months before departure.
If you want to hear more about this opportunity, either by email or by a call from our staff, register your interest here.
“My time in Nepal with Restless Development was amazing. It’s difficult to express my experience in writing.” Shahin, Restless Development ICS volunteer.