Apply For 2015 Q14 VSO-ICS Youth Volunteer Program And Share Your Story With RuralReporters

Did you get a chance to read Ezinne’s youth volunteer experience that took her from Nigeria’s capital city in Abuja to  Nigeria’s commercial city in Lagos, but in rural Lagos? Another participant, Uzoamaka also shared her story of guided learning gained during ICS.

Well we have some exciting news! VSO has announced the opening of Q14 applications!

About VSO Q14 ICS Cycle

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place. VSO is accepting applications for the 2015 Q14 VSO-ICS Program in Nigeria. This is a three (3) months youth centered community development program that brings together young people (aged 18-25) from the UK and Nigeria. Each team will typically consist of 20 young people with equal numbers coming from the UK and Nigeria.

In carefully selected communities, volunteers work in placements fully supported by our implementing partner organization(s), 2 Team Leaders and a Project Officer. Together in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, volunteers live with host families and work in the host communities. The type of work varies depending upon the needs of the community, but can include service delivery, advocacy work, and peer-to-peer education programs. Through a programme of structured personal development and learning, VSO-ICS aims to create a cadre of young people who will make lifelong contributions as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities.

ELIGIBILITY
· Should be between 18-25 years.
· Positive and realistic commitment to the program
· A genuine commitment to learning
· Ability to solve problems
· Flexibility and adaptability
· Self-confidence
· Ability to work with others in a team
· Sensitivity to the needs of others

The ICS Q14 volunteering cycle will commence from OCTOBER 2015.

NOTE: Educational qualification is not a criterion for application. We seek people from all backgrounds.

Completed forms should be returned to the VSO-ICS Team by email to icsprogramnigeria@gmail.com Or submit hardcopy to 9B, Sangha Street, off Mississippi Crescent, Maitama – Abuja (If you do not have access to internet/email services)The deadline for submission is midnight 31st August, 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Click the link to download the application form:Q14-Cycle-VSO-ICS-application-form-2015 FINAL

We look forward to receiving your stories on how the programme impacted your life or just your opinion on the communities where you serve.

All the best!

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