"I'm a Young Volunteer..."

Article by Alice Bird from Entrepreneur - May 18,  2018


" For years I had thought about volunteering abroad, but it can be expensive flying to the other side of the world, and even though several charities provide accommodation, the cost of travel puts many young people off.

I was grappling with this when I went to a fundraising day held by the International Citizen Service. They told me about the Jack Petchey Foundation, which supports young people from London and Essex and which has grants for volunteers that support up to half the costs of someone travelling abroad to volunteer, to a maximum of £400.

Knowing I could apply for this money made the difference. I went on to the foundation’s website and filled in an application. I was awarded £400, which meant I could go to Cambodia to take part in an ICS scheme that also involved Voluntary Services Overseas..."

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