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International volunteering day 5 th december 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.

What is ics
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
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
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
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

Please read
Please Read



  • 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
My ICS Placement


Action at home
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
My Action at Home


Getting involved with volunteering
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