What is ICS?

Please note: Whilst Progressio is no-longer seeking volunteers for the ICS programme due to our closure, there are still opportunities with other agencies.

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

ICS is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and led by VSO in partnership with respected development organisations such as Progressio, International ServiceRaleighRestless DevelopmentTearfund, Challenges Wordwide, Balloon Ventures, Y Care International and Pravah


ICS Journey

Pre-departure trainingWant to find out how everything works? Here's all you need to know about your application, how to prepare for your placement and what happens after you come back. 


These are the countries Progressio ICS works in. Where will your skills and passion take you? 


Are you 23+ and have what it takes to lead a group of ICS volunteers overseas? Then this is the opportunity you were waiting for.