International Citizen Service (ICS) is a unique opportunity for you to work with communities in Latin America, making a real difference to the lives of people in Nicaragua, and more locally in the UK.
Raleigh International is recruiting team leaders to manage their ICS programme in Nicaragua. Whilst overseas with Raleigh ICS you'll be working in teams of UK and Nicaraguan volunteers contributing to development projects that tackle issues around education, health, livelihoods, strengthening civil society, natural resources and the environment.
On Raleigh ICS, activities will cover infrastructure building, resource development, peer to peer education, action research, awareness raising and training. You will work with local NGO partners, trades people and community groups to ensure projects are sustainable and the impact will be felt for a long time after the projects are completed.Becoming an ICS leader with Raleigh International is your opportunity to lead and inspire a group of young people (volunteers aged 18-25) on a unique international development programme. Team Leaders in Nicaragua are required to have advanced Spanish language skills. If you do not speak Spanish, but you are interested in the programme then you could still go to India or Tanzania with Raleigh ICS.
To join the summer programme in Nicaragua you must be available from 17th June – 12th September. Later dates are also available.
You can apply to join ICS as a team leader if you are aged 23 or over. You will need to attend a selection day in the UK before being offered a role. Each overseas placement lasts 12 ½ weeks. The team leader role is funded by the Department for International Development but team leaders are required to fundraise a minimum of £800 towards the cost of their placement. If you are offered an ICS leader role, your flights, visas, travel and medical insurance, medication and vaccines, food and accommodation will be provided.
Complete the online application form now, so that you can attend a Raleigh ICS selection day as soon as possible. If you are selected for a team leader role, you can go away as soon as June 2012. Apply now!