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5 volunteers who are redefining poverty

The Impact Issue.

Dear Supporter,

Two years ago the UN resolved to end poverty - everywhere - by 2030.

This month, we shine a spotlight on five in-country volunteers who are redefining poverty. From Bibek's mushroom farming training for rural Nepalese women to Sukanya's crafts workshops for Indian teenage girls - 30,000 alumni like you are committed to smashing the UN target.

Have a great month.
Jack and the ICS team

Find out more >
Conor Russell, VSO marathon runner

I fought pneumonia and won

When Conor Russell contracted pneumonia while on placement in Bangladesh, his team supported him round the clock. This year he ran the London Marathon to give back to VSO.

Run the marathon for VSO >
Challenges ICS volunteer Rosie

I've come back home to a new job in dev

Rosie, 25, left a high-flying job in London to take on a Challenges ICS placement. When she returned, her professional qualification from placement landed her a role in government.

Learn how you can do the same >
ICS volunteers

Sign our open letter on UK Aid

As volunteers we've seen the impact of UK aid spending with our own eyes. But our perspectives are being drowned out by negative media stories. Help to make sure volunteer voices are heard.

Add your name to the letter >
ICS volunteer, Bangladesh

Know someone perfect for ICS?

We're looking for volunteers to start their New Year on placement. You've joined a global network of volunteers. Now we'd love you to help us grow. Please recommend ICS to a friend using the sharing buttons below.



Skilled writer? Looking to get into development? We're hiring a copywriter to communicate the work of volunteers to the rest of the world. Deadline: 1 Nov

Manchester / Bristol / Edinburgh-based? Want a free campaigning 101 from the best in the sector? UNICEF are putting on free workshops this weekend. Register ASAP

Keen to work in a creative social enterprise? Worthwhile's UK Graduate Scheme is open for applications - and you don't need a degree. Apply ASAP

Want to get your foot in the charity sector door? This foundation course runs alongside your day job or studies and starts in January. 250 places available. Apply ASAP

Are you an SDG champion? The UN are looking for 17 of the world's greatest young change-makers. Join their UN Young Leaders programme for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Deadline: 3 Nov

Care about young people in Britain who don't have a stable home? Want a new challenging career? Frontline will train you up to be a social worker. But it won't be easy. Deadline: 20 Nov

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