VSO is one of the biggest and most respected names in volunteering for international development. The organisation has a 50-year track record of recruiting volunteers to live and work in developing countries and of bringing their skills, commitment and enthusiasm to play a major part in tackling poverty.
VSO ICS is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development, giving UK young people the opportunity to live overseas for 10 -12 weeks, and work on impactful development programmes.
All costs are covered including flights, accommodation, visas, vaccinations and an allowance whilst on placement. We do ask volunteers to fundraise around £800 prior to the placement and are given extensive 1 to 1 fundraising support from ICS staff. There are also many grants and bursaries available. No young person will be excluded for financial reasons.