Would you like to volunteer in the UK?
Volunteers come to the UK for 6 or 12 months with placements starting in August and February of each year. We have a wide range of placements these can include volunteering in residential homes for people with disabilities, assisting at outdoor activity centres with delivering activities and maintenance, supporting students with disabilities in educational settings, providing respite care for elderly people, helping out at a service for young homeless people, etc.
If you would like to see more about what it is like to volunteer in the UK with ICYE then please check out the volunteer stories.
We don’t ask for any specific skills just enthusiasm and a motivation to learn about a new culture and to be actively involved with the work of the host project. You will also need to be able to communicate in English and please note that there are certain placements which require volunteers to have a high level of English.
In order to apply for a placement in the UK with ICYE you will need to contact ICYE in your home country. The contact details for all the ICYE offices worldwide can be found on the ICYE International website: www.icye.org
European Voluntary Service
ICYE UK is also a coordinating organisation for the EVS programme – part of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme. EVS provides non-formal learning opportunities through international voluntary service in countries throughout Europe and is open to European Citizens aged between 18 and 30 years old. For more information about the programme please see: (link to website)
Each year we coordinate the EVS places for 3 different receiving organisations in the UK. These placements start at the end of August each year and are for 11 months. More information about the placements can be found on the EVS database:
Treloar Trust: http://europa.eu/youth/vp/vol_organisation/12001225621_en
The Orpheus Centre – to be confirmed
If you would be interested in applying for an EVS placement with one of these receiving organisations then you would need to send your CV and a placement specific motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org in December.