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Volunteer Overseas

Looking to volunteer overseas?

Do something life-changing

Aged 18-25? Apply today to spend three life-changing months in Lesotho, Botswana or South Africa. 

Applications are now open for our June 2016 departures!

We also need Team Leaders, aged 23-35, to volunteer for between 3 - 8 months.

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds. It is funded by the UK government and is inspiring a generation of young people to make a difference in some of the world's poorest communities. 

You don't need qualifications, experience or cash to take part - just the passion and determination to make a difference. If you are over 23-35 and have experience of working with young people, you can apply to be a team leader.  





What will I do?



Where will I go? 


Children taking part in an ICS session

Skillshare ICS will give you the opportunity to volunteer in Southern Africa alongside both UK and local volunteers, on projects that make a real difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest communities.


Skillshare ICS volunteer in South Africa

You will be placed with one of our partner organisations in Botswana, Lesotho or South



 Lead a team 



Meet our volunteers 

ICS volunteers in South Africa

If you are aged 23-35 and have experience of working with young people, you can apply to be a team leader.


Skillshare ICS volunteers Lesotho  

 Find out more about our past ICS volunteers.


Apply Now

On the application form there is a drop-down box asking where you heard about ICS. Make sure that you select 'Skillshare International'!


Want to speak to someone?

Call us at Skillshare International on: 0116 254 1862 

Call ICS enquiries on: 0208 780 7400 or email enquiries@volunteerics.org


Are you from Botswana, Lesotho or South Africa and want to volunteer in your own community? Get in touch via the email addresses below:

Botswana: Wairimu.Gachungi@coachingforhope.org

Lesotho: Maboitelo.Jobo@coachingforhope.org

South Africa: Leslie.Inso@skillshare.org

SKI ICS lock upUK AID logo

International Citizen Service (ICS) is led by VSO and funded by the UK Government. ICS is delivered by a consortium of respected development organisations, including Balloon Ventures, Challenges Worldwide, International Service, Pravah, Progressio, Raleigh International, Restless Development, Skillshare International, Tearfund, VSO and Y Care International.

This means that whatever your interests, passions or availability, between us we'll be able to find the right placement for you.