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International Citizen Service

We're all volunteering in developing countries as part of International Citizen Service (ICS). ICS is funded by DFID and supports young people from all backgrounds who want to join the fight against global poverty. Find out more about ICS here:

The Power of Young People #YouthSummit

Last Saturday, I joined the Tanzanian Youth Summit, one of several such events happening across the world, that will culminate in London in a few days (check out the #YouthSummit site). It was a room full of young Tanzanians who …

Diary of an ICS volunteer: host families, hard work and hot chai

International Citizen Service volunteer Vix in her sari

Romana was a young girl when her family told her she was getting married. This is not unusual in Bangladesh; according to UNICEF, nearly two-thirds of girls are married before the age of 18 and more than a quarter of …

A Big Thank You to our International Citizen Service Volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Today is International Volunteer Day – an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of volunteers who give up their time to make a difference in communities around the world. This year, International Volunteer Day will acknowledge in particular the …