We are currently unable to accept any new applications for International Service ICS for 2018-19.* Places are available with:

*If you have already been placed, your placement will continue as normal. 

Creating opportunities for young people in the UK to become active citizens and bring about positive change globally.

For five years, Y Care International has offered young people from across the UK the chance to volunteer on International Citizen Service (ICS) and make a difference in some of the world’s poorest communities.

ICS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go overseas, experience another culture, challenge yourself, gain new skills essential for the world of work and spend time with other young volunteers.

Together with young volunteers from the local community, our UK volunteers have worked on development projects that improve the lives of vulnerable young people around the world. The contributions of the volunteer’s feeds into a real, sustainable and long-term impact for these communities.

Once back in the UK, Y Care International supports the volunteers to complete a project in their home community to raise awareness of global poverty, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and inspire a new generation to help join our fight for a fairer and just world.

Not only is ICS a once in a lifetime experience, but all the volunteers have joined a global youth movement that, like Y Care International, believes young people have the power to make changes in their local communities and towards tackling big global challenges.

Y Care International will be sharing the impact of our ICS volunteers, both in the communities around the world and in their Action at Home in the UK, throughout the rest of the year. Until then, be inspired by the experiences of the previous Y Care International ICS volunteers here.

Y Care International is not currently taking applications for ICS volunteering opportunities. Follow the links above to find out how to volunteer with Raleigh International, Restless Development or VSO.

If you have any questions, email: ics@ycareinternational.org

About ICS

This project is funded by the Department for International DevelopmentICS is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and is an investment in young people by the UK government. ICS is led by VSO in partnership with respected development organisations that work to agreed quality principles and standards. Y Care International is one of the agencies delivering ICS overseas.

For more information you can visit the main ICS website, call the general enquiry line on 0208 780 7400 or email enquiries@volunteerics.org.