ICS is a volunteering overseas programme that delivers more impact and creates more change.
It’s for the changemakers who can contribute to long-term, sustainable projects in partnership with national volunteers and members of the community.
It’s for the restless - those who are constantly pushing themselves to learn more, do more and change more.
We Are Restless
Join Restless Development ICS and become one of thousands of young people delivering vital programmes across Africa and Asia for 10-12 week placements.
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.
You’ll work on projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, employability and livelihoods, and civic participation. Working with schools, youth groups, health centres and other organisations, you’ll deliver workshops and presentations to make a real difference.
You’ll live with a host family in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, India or Nepal, immersing yourself in new cultures and becoming a full-time member of the community.
And it’s at no cost to you. We’ll cover the cost of your flights, accommodation, food, visas, passport, travel and training. All you have to do is fundraise a minimum of £800 before you depart - which goes straight to Restless Development.
When you get back to the UK, you'll embark on a life-long journey of taking social action through our six month Action At Home phase.
So join us. Work with young people around the world and have an incredible, positive impact
Rest less. Change more.
Are you eligible?
If you’re a UK, EU, or EEA citizen living in the UK, then this is the volunteering opportunity for you. To be a General Participant you need to be 18-25. Aged 23-35? Apply to be a Team Leader!
You don't need a degree to be a great volunteer, so we recruit based on what traits and skills you can bring to the programme. We look for a drive to change the world, not what you've got on your CV.
Apply today and be overseas by January 2018.
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.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE OF ICS, PLEASE DO SO USING THIS LINK.
For more information read our FAQs,
call or email Restless Development on:
T: 020 8017 2890
Or ICS on:
T: 0208 780 7400