Raleigh ICS

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Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) is an overseas volunteering programme, funded by the UK Government. It brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia. You don’t need cash or qualifications to take part, just the ambition to make a difference.

As a Raleigh ICS volunteer (aged 18-25) or Team Leader (aged 23-35) you could spend 10-12 weeks living overseas in a community in Nepal or Tanzania. You will be part of a team of UK and local volunteers helping to improve people’s access to safe water and sanitation or supporting young people to set up local businesses and enterprises. We’ll choose the best placement for you based on your skills and interests, and the needs of the community.

As well as structured training and support, Raleigh ICS volunteers receive their visas, flights, travel and medical insurance, medication, vaccines, food and accommodation.

Raleigh ICS isn’t a holiday. It’s demanding but hugely rewarding. It’s a great opportunity for personal development, a stepping stone to future careers and a chance to make your world a better place.

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Get information on completing your Action at Home project

Just returned from your Raleigh ICS placement? Complete the ICS programme successfully: complete your Action at Home project and submit a short report about what you have done.