ICYE in the World
Wise up to the world!
2-16 weeks - Over 200 STePs into a World of Experiences & Culture
For information regarding dates, venues, programmes and participation fees of short-term exchange activities, please contact the ICYE Office in your country or visit its website!
Get involved in ICYE STePs
Just imagine sharing your time, enthusiasm and life skills:
- with children in an orphanage in Ghana,
- building a nursery school in Nepal,
- coaching a soccer team of street children in Morocco,
- doing HIV-AIDS prevention & outreach work in Uganda or Vietnam
- protecting wildlife in Kenya,
- teaching IT to disabled in Mozambique,
- learning arts and crafts in Nigeria
Building on its long standing long term programme, ICYE STePs are designed to offer you a combination of reliable and meaningful volunteer work with a direct exposure to the rich cultures of the host countries.
To find out about the type of voluntary service opportunities offered in the distinct countries, check the STePs Database, where you can browse through available work placements.
And if your travelling time is tight, you want to find out about the culture of the country where you will volunteer, but want to avoid mainstream tourist routes and activities, the ICYE receiving National Committees can offer you a wide range of opportunities to immerse yourself into the local culture in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Traditional Costume Making ( weaving ) in Nigeria – Kiswahili classes in Uganda, Drumming course in Ghana, Tribal visit and trekking in Mount Kenya, Moroccan cookery course, etc.
For how long can I volunteer?
STePs projects can last between 2 and 16 weeks - all year round
How old do I have to be?
Placements are open to all persons aged 18 years and older – no maximum age limit
Where will I live?
Most STePs volunteers will live with local host families selected by the host country ICYE staff. A few placements are at live-in projects, or at independent or shared living arrangements with other foreign volunteers. Breakfast and dinner are usually provided by the Host Family, while lunch by the Voluntary Service Placement. Food allowance for self-catering is provided by the ICYE Host Country office to volunteers with an independent or shared living arrangement.
What do I get besides the volunteer placement?
Our host country ICYE Staff will:
- pick you up at the airport and provide you with an in-country orientation,
- take you and introduce you to your host family and voluntary service placement,
- stay in touch and provide assistance throughout your stay - emergency numbers provided
- evaluate your project and drop you off at the airport at the end of your stay.