Progressio ICS

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A once in a life time opportunity to volunteer overseas, have a lasting impact in developing countries, gain new skills, meet incredible people and use your experiences to inspire a new generation of active citizens. What's more... It's funded by the UK government so, although we ask volunteers to fundraise, it's open to all and no one will be excluded on cost.

Progressio, Units 9-12
London, SW9 9TL
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Are you looking to build some international development sector experience? Do you want to partner with grassroots organisations fighting poverty in their communities? International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government funded programme that brings together young adults aged 18-25 to fight poverty overseas.You can gain new skills and experience valued by employers and you can help make a real difference! You?ll develop skills such as team work, media and events planning and monitoring and evaluation. You?ll also increase your confidence and gain unique experience for your CV. If you're over 23 and have what it takes to lead a team, we're also looking for Team Leaders who can help manage projects and motivate others. You will? ? Volunteer in a team of UK and local volunteers, led by Group Leaders, alongside local organisations. ? Choose a role in your team which is suited to you and your interests, including media, visual media, community liaison, monitoring and evaluation and language/interpreter. ? Make a difference and help communities improve their lives through sustainable community development projects that cater to their specific needs. ? Inspire social action on global issues back in the UK. The basics? ? Placements are in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua) and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zimbabwe). ? You?ll volunteer for 10 weeks overseas and become an active citizen once you are back in the UK. ? You?ll get lots of training and support. ? Flights, accommodation, insurance, food and pocket money will be provided. ? To apply you must be living in the UK and have either a UK passport, indefinite leave to remain in the UK or be an EU/EEA citizen who has been living in the UK for the last 12 months Apply now for our departures in October 2015 and January 2016 and April 2016!

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