Join Raleigh International Citizen Service and challenge yourself to change your world
Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) brings young people together to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities. We need leaders to motivate and support our young volunteers to create lasting change.
ICS is led by VSO and funded by the UK government, you can only complete one placement as a volunteer and one as a team leader, so this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
What will I be doing?
As a team leader you’ll be volunteering from 3-9 months in rural communities. There are two types of projects you could be involved with. You could help improve people’s safe water and sanitation. These are known as our WASH projects; they stand for water, sanitation and hygiene. Or you could support local young people to create small businesses or social enterprises. These will help reduce youth unemployment and we refer to them as our ICS Entrepreneur projects. If you have relevant skills and experience for either of these, please make it known when you apply and we will try to allocate you to the most appropriate project.
Whether you’re a volunteer or a team leader on Raleigh ICS you’ll have a positive impact on the communities and individuals you work with. You will also gain valuable skills that you can use in the future. And you will be inspired to take what you’ve learnt from your placement and continue to influence positive change in your own community.
Are you a natural leader?
Then you could be the perfect person for Raleigh ICS. If you believe you have the ability to inspire and motivate a group of young volunteers from different backgrounds then you may be who we’re looking for. You won’t be alone. You’ll work with a local team leader and a group of around 12 young volunteers. These volunteers will be from the UK and the local country. You’ll make new friends, learn new skills and make impact on the lives of others.
Are you a Spanish speaker?
Fantastic! We also need conversational to fluent Spanish speaking team leaders for our projects based in Nicaragua.