Apply to ICS

Apply to ICS

Click here to apply to ICS and do something amazing. 

What is ICS?

International Citizen Service (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, Latin America and Asia.

ICS is open to all 18 to 25 year olds and it's funded by the UK Government so, although we ask volunteers to fundraise, no one will be excluded on cost. Sounds good? Apply now. 

If you are aged 23 - 35 with the ability to lead a diverse group of young adults, you can apply to be a team leader.

As a Progressio ICS volunteer you will be part of a team of UK and local volunteers, and will work alongside a partner organisation adding value to their ongoing work. Your project will focus on either HIV and AIDS, sustainable environment or effective governance. The placements have a duration of 12 weeks and are based in El Salvador, Honduras, Malawi, Nicaragua or Zimbabwe.

ICS is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and led by VSO in partnership with respected development organisations such as Progressio, International ServiceRaleighRestless DevelopmentTearfund, Challenges Wordwide, Balloon Ventures, Y Care International and Pravah


ICS Journey

Pre-departure trainingWant to find out how everything works? Here's all you need to know about your application, how to prepare for your placement and what happens after you come back. 


These are the countries Progressio ICS works in. Where will your skills and passion take you? 


Are you 23+ and have what it takes to lead a group of ICS volunteers overseas? Then this is the opportunity you were waiting for.


Have a question? Contact or call 02073262018.