Volunteering opportunities

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

Raleigh International Citizen Service (closes 15 December)

Are you 18-25 and a UK citizen or an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for 12 months?

If so, then Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) could be the volunteering programme for you! ICS is funded by the UK government. This means your flights, visas, vaccines, training, food, accommodation and travel are all covered.

Currently, we are recruiting for our 10-week Nepal placement, starting in April. Places are filling fast so apply as soon as possible to secure a place.

Volunteering in Nepal

As one of the world’s poorest countries, Nepal took a huge hit following the earthquake in 2015. Thousands of people lost their lives and much of its infrastructure was damaged.

Our work in the country focuses on strengthening the lives of people in regions badly impacted by the earthquake. You will live with local families and work in a team of UK and Nepali volunteers to create a better future for the community.

“I have experienced many things from seeing destroyed houses still filled with possessions, to being embraced into families even though you’re from a different background. It has really opened myself up to the world and put life into perspective”, Charlotte, ICS Volunteer in Nepal

You could work on the following projects:

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

On our WASH projects you will be working with the community to improve access to clean water and sanitation facilities. During your placement you could be involved in a variety of activities such as research into current hygiene practises, awareness raising sessions or the construction of handwashing stations and toilet blocks.

Livelihoods

On our Livelihoods projects you will be working with women and young people who are interested in setting up their own sustainable businesses. You will help them research supply and demand, work on their business plans and cash flows and write a pitch with them so they can request money from investors.

Don’t worry if you are not an expert in either of these areas, full training will be given before you go.

ICS isn’t a holiday. It’s demanding but hugely rewarding. It’s a great opportunity for personal development, a stepping stone to future careers and a chance to make your world a better place.

Apply on https://goo.gl/vD52X5 and we’ll invite you to a relaxed assessment day.