ICYE’s 70th Anniversary

ICYE turned 70 this year and to celebrate our anniversary we have planned a few global events

Tell an ICYE Life-changing Tale

A writing competition with two award categories.

The first award is open to all ICYE alumni and calls for short ICYE short stories narrating a unique, moving, humorous or life-changing volunteering experience. The winner will be invited to attend ICYE’s anniversary celebrations at its General Assembly in Vietnam in November 2019.

The second award is open to the general public and calls for short stories that narrate fictional experience of volunteering in a country abroad. The award offer a free flight ticket and all expenses paid volunteering experience in one of ICYE 40 volunteering countries (the country will be announced later together with submission and selection criteria).

The competition will open from 2nd May – 15th July 2019.

Best Of ICYE

A special edition of the ICYE Federation newsletter will present a selection of the best articles by volunteers from the ICYE Newsletter “Worlds of Experience” from its first issue in published in February 2003 to the very last issue of February 2019. The Best Of will be published in July in 2019 and the print version available in November 2019.

Celebrations at the 31st ICYE General Assembly

A public event in central Vietnam with local youth and 70th anniversary party will be the final events of the anniversary year.

Look out for more information about our anniversary events as the celebrations evolve.