International Service are offering fully-funded volunteer work placements for 10-12 weeks in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Rwanda and Malawi as part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
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.
ICS is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds regardless of background, income, qualifications, disability and work experience.
Many of the skills you gain are transferable to employment, so you'll be able to demonstrate with real world examples how you dealt with things like reporting and evaluation, crisis and conflict management, and solving problems with creative thinking.
There is a fundraising target of £800. Our dedicated fundraising officer will support you on a one to one basis to reach the target before you depart.
What’s in it for you?
It won’t cost you a penny - your flights, visas, vaccines, training, food, medical insurance and accommodation are all covered.
You’ll have a completely unique experience - 10-12 weeks living with a host family, experiencing a new culture and working with local volunteers. You’ll be part of the community.
You’ll be more employable as a result - you’ll gain teamwork, leadership and communication skills, which will make you stand out, and better prepare you for whichever career you choose.
We have departures throughout the year - January, April, July and September. We are currently recruiting for January 2018 departures.
We encourage all young adults aged 18-25, whatever their background, financial circumstances or additional support needs to apply. At ICS we are committed to delivering an inclusive programme and will make reasonable adjustments throughout the journey to ensure that all volunteers have a positive experience of international volunteering.
International Service is a York-based human rights organisation protecting and promoting the rights of the most marginalised people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and one of the organisations delivering the International Citizen Service (ICS) scheme. ICS is a once-in-a-lifetime, UK government funded volunteering overseas opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds (General Volunteers) and 23-35 year olds (Team Leaders).
We are committed to making ICS as accessible as possible. But you must fulfil the following requirements:
- You are a UK, EU or EEA citizen, or you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and you have lived in the UK for the past year and currently have a UK address;
- You are 18-25 years old when you go overseas (23-35 for Team Leaders);
- You are committed to spending 10-12 weeks overseas;
- You are willing to live with a host family whilst on placement;
- You are committed to fundraising – this shows your commitment and we will support you.
Qualifications and experience requirements
No qualifications required
Accepted degree subjects
Government-funded overseas volunteer work placements; allowance provided during the placement
Burkina Faso · Ghana · Malawi · Rwanda
How to apply
Closing date: 30/09/2017
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/09/2017