Volunteering opportunities

We receive a selection of interesting opportunities for volunteering that aren’t properly job ads but may be of interest to staff.  We’ll feature them here.

Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (Closes 26 Mar 2018)

Volunteering with ICYE UK provides a transformational experience with real impact.

Our ethical programme promotes peace and intercultural awareness, helping to fulfil our mission through culture sharing and by encouraging young people to live, learn and work together.

Whether you join us for 6 or 12 months, you’ll work with local NGOs in countries throughout Africa, (Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda), Latin America, (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Asia, (India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam) and Europe, (Russia). http://www.icye.org.uk/where-can-i-go/.

Our volunteers support impactful projects that matter. These include:
– Promoting human and women’s rights
– Supporting those with disabilities or affected by HIV/AIDS
– Working on education projects or environmental conservation
– Rehabilitating street children
– Creating community development programmes.
Through your project, you’ll benefit from personal and professional development, giving you the chance to share cultures and ideas, and gain new skills and experience. In fact, many of our volunteers develop ongoing relationships with their projects and continue to offer support after the placement.

This is a truly immersive experience where you get to fully experience a new culture. You will live in a homestay with a host family, helping you to develop language skills, alongside language lessons to help you become fluent. By living as part of the community, you’ll also meet new people and make international friends.

We know that volunteering overseas can seem daunting, but we’re supportive every step of the way. Before your placement, we offer 3-day residential training with fellow volunteers in intercultural awareness and we provide extensive pre- and post-trip support, including how to fundraise for your travels. To make life easier, our all-inclusive placement fee includes flights, transfers, accommodation, food, and insurance, so you know that everything is covered.

What are you waiting for? Start your transformation now – who knows where it might take you?

To find out more and to make an appointment for an informal interview, please contact Cat at info@icye.org.uk. The interview will enable us to find out more about what you are looking for and after which, we will invite you to submit an application form.

For further information please visit http://www.icye.org.uk/long-term-volunteering/.

For our 6 months and 12 months programme, start dates are August and February each year. The closing date for August departure is April 30th and the closing date for a February departure is November 30th. Interview dates are ongoing.