Our ICS is an experience that allows you to make a huge difference to some of the world’s poorest young people while giving yourself the best preparation for your future career.
Before, during and after your trip you will be given training and guidance on a range of valuable skills, including team-working, communication, responding to emergencies, and how to campaign on the issues you’re passionate about.
Your volunteering itself will give you the chance to tackle some of the biggest challenges young people face today, such as finding ways to challenge discrimination, earn a living and increase awareness of neglected health issues. By working alongside local volunteers from our partner YMCAs and staying with a local family, you will also get to experience a new culture in a way that tourists never will.
When you return home, you’ll be supported to unleash your creativity and do something that you care most about, by carrying out your own action to seek a fairer and more just world and raising awareness about the challenges you have seen first-hand.
But we hope it won’t stop there. You’ll stay involved with Y Care International to help us give other young people the same opportunity you had and share your new skills and experience.
Along the way you’ll meet other amazing young volunteers from both the UK and the country you visit and no doubt make friends for life.
Our ICS programme could transform your life; give you a stand-out CV and equip you with skills and knowledge to succeed for the rest of your life.