Sourcing your own international volunteering

International Citizen Service

The International Citizen Service (ICS) supports all of the opportunities below.  ICS is the UK's leading global volunteering programme for young people aged between 18 and 25 who want to do voluntary development work abroad.

ICS brings together young people from different countries to fight poverty, with volunteers from the UK working alongside volunteers from the developing world.

Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), ICS is run by a small number of organisations, all of which are regarded as some of the most respected names in international volunteering. All of these organisations have a wealth of experience in youth volunteering, and offer you a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

You can find out more information on each of these organisation through the ICS website.




Student Volunteers in Fiji
Volunteer walking down railway in Sri Lanka
Student Volunteers in Fiji
Student Volunteer with child in Uganda