Come and Meet us at the Volunteer Abroad Event at Royal Holloway, University of London on the 3rd February 2016.

As part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) Challenges Worldwide are considered experts in the field of International development and Enterprise Volunteering.

We will be in attendance with our Alumni who will be speaking to young people about their experiences on an ICS placement. Also in attendance will be members of our partner organisation International Service so we will have plenty of stories to tell; from the perspective of a volunteer.

Volunteering in another country can have considerable impact on you as an individual as you experience a different culture and engage with the needs of people. However, we would urge all potential volunteers who wish to work on volunteering abroad projects to ask themselves whether their volunteering fills a genuine need in the local community and whether it merits the often considerable amount of money spent and distance travelled. It is important that overseas volunteering is planned well in advance and that you can commit to a significant length of time.

The International Citizen Service (ICS) is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work abroad. The scheme is funded by DFID (The UK’s Department For International Development) and led by VSO in partnership with respected development organisations which adhere to the good policy mentioned above. ICS partners with: International Service, Lattitude, Pravah, Progressio, Raleigh Development, Restless Development, Skillshare International, Tearfund, VSO, and Y Care International. ICS entrepreneur partners with; Ballon Ventures, Challenges Worldwide, Rayleigh, and VSO. Find more information about ICS on their website.