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International Volunteer Day 2013


International Volunteering Day5th December 2013

International Volunteer Day is...

  • Opportunity for volunteers and organisations to raise awareness of the contribution they make to communities across the globe

  • Opportunity to pay tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development

  • Opportunity to celebrate young people as the agents of positive social change.

A Little About Me

What is ICS?

  • UK government funded development programme

  • UK & local volunteers, aged 18-25

  • Focused on three things:

    • Project impact

    • Volunteer personal development

    • Creation of active citizens

Who is Raleigh International?

  • Sustainable development charity

  • Raleigh challenges and inspires young people and communities living in poverty to create a sustainable future

  • Programmes focus on water & sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments & building resilient communities

  • Established in 1984

  • 36,000 alumni from over 40 countries worldwide

Why Volunteer?

  • Make an impact

  • Meet new people and share ideas

  • Help others and learn about and their way of life

  • Reassess your values and what matters to you

  • Develop skills and confidence

  • Enhance your CV

Why Volunteer with Raleigh?

  • Raleigh believes:

    • The world is living beyond its economic and environmental needs

    • All communities have the right to develop but we all need to innovate to do it sustainably

    • The passion, energy and creativity of young people can achieve change

    • By working together communities and young people are inspired to build a better future

  • As well as making a sustainable impact internationally, Raleigh challenges its volunteers will to develop transferable skills for their future

  • ICS is an opportunity to help fight poverty and experience a cultural exchange by working alongside volunteers from the UK and the placement country

Millennium Development Goals

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  • 72% of Indians lack access to sanitation facilities

  • 186,000 children under 5 die from preventable diarrhoeal diseases every year

  • Health projects: improve access to water & sanitation.

  • Livelihoods/ Natural Resource Development: promote sustainable agricultural livelihoods in rural communities


  • 67.9% of the population live below the income poverty line

  • 21 million do not have access to safe water

  • 20,000 children under five die each year from preventable diarrhoeal disease

  • Health projects: improve access to water & sanitation


  • 2.8 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation

  • Health projects: improve access to water & sanitation

  • Natural Resource Development projects: develop skills and capacities to manage natural resources and improve sustainable livelihoods in rural communities

My ICS Placement


Action at Home

  • As part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers are required to deliver an Action at Home project.

  • The aims of this project are to raise awareness about development issues and inspire others to create positive change.

  • By sharing their experience and what they have learned during their ICS placement, volunteers take the first step in becoming active global citizens.

My Action at Home


Getting Involved with Volunteering

  • Sign up to Raleigh ICS

  • Fundraise for Raleigh International

  • Visit websites like these to get involved in volunteering opportunities in your local area:

    Get involved with organisations that support and raise awareness of food poverty, hunger and consumption

  • Pop in to your local charity shop to see how you can get involved

  • Sign up to volunteer with charity campaigns/stewarding at music festivals

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