Volunteer sustainably. Drive real change.
Would you like the chance to change your world? The chance to build a future not only for yourself, but for people everywhere? The chance to work with other committed young people to ensure that some of the world’s poorest communities have a future?
We need enthusiastic and motivated volunteers for the Raleigh ICS programme. As a volunteer, you will spend 12 weeks overseas in Tanzania or Nicaragua, living and working with local communities.
Volunteers need to be aged 18-25, but if you are over 23 (there is no upper age limit) you can become a Team Leader, and undertake a 15-week placement supporting a team of volunteers.
Programmes are focused either on supporting rural communities to access safe water and sanitation, or on building sustainable livelihoods by supporting young entrepreneurs and social enterprises. For instance, you could:
· Work with local experts to build vital community resources, such as ecolatrines, gravity-fed water systems and tippy taps
· Teach schoolchildren about the importance of hygiene and sanitation, boosting their and their families’ future health prospects
· Support a young entrepreneur to develop a business plan for a local shop, bakery or tailor
· Develop a social enterprise, using sustainable water technology to generate income and employment
Anyone can apply to join Raleigh ICS. You don’t need any specific skills or qualifications.
Raleigh ICS is funded by the UK government, so your flights, travel, visas, vaccinations, food and accommodation are covered.
To find out more about Raleigh ICS, visit volunteerics.org/raleigh-ics