Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE UK) is an international volunteering charity working in the field of intercultural learning and youth development.
Established in 1993, we work with a network of local partners to organise overseas NGO placements throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We also arrange provide placements in the UK for international volunteers to support local charities here, meaning ours is a truly unique cultural exchange!
Volunteering with ICYE-UK is a transformational experience with real impact. Our ethical programme promotes peace and intercultural awareness, helping to fulfil our mission through culture sharing and by encouraging young people to live, learn and work together.
A world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.
At ICYE-UK, we work in partnership with an international network of locally managed ICYE organisations and partners to:
Provide supported international volunteer opportunities that directly benefit local communities
Encourage young people from around the world to live, learn and work together
Engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation
We care about the volunteers, partners and communities we work with and take steps to ensure our influence is a positive one.
People are at the heart of our organisation; we help develop their skills and experiences, respect their opinions and seek their active input to improve our organisation.
Working in Partnership
We are stronger by working with a range of local and international partners and benefit from their expertise and assistance
We’re passionate about each one of our volunteers and partners and invest time and resources to ensure they have the best possible experience