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Y Care

Y Care International – Volunteering Opportunities for Young People

 Y Care International is the international relief and development agency of the YMCA movement in the UK and Ireland.

Y Care International is a youth-driven organisation that exists for vulnerable young people to help them free themselves from poverty and unleash their skills, capability, and resilience.

The focus is creating opportunities through enterprise and employability for young women and men aged 15-24 made vulnerable by inequality and injustice. We provide support for practical, inclusive and local action mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and a limited number of other countries.


 Do you want to volunteer overseas to bring about positive change while gaining new skills and experiences?

Y Care International offers young people the chance to volunteer on International Citizen Service (ICS) and make a difference in some of the world’s poorest communities.ICS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go overseas, experience another culture, challenge yourself, gain new skills essential for the world of work and spend time with other young volunteers. To find out more about YCare International click here or to find out more about volunteering on ICS click here http://www.ycareinternational.org/get-involved/ics/

Josh, an active YMCA Volunteer spent 12 weeks in Togo on an ICS volunteering project and has attended a Global climate change conference in Paris as a result of getting involved with YMCA Swansea and YCare International. Find out more about Josh’s experiences;

From Wales to West Africa: Josh’s ICS Journey link to http://www.ycareinternational.org/story/from-wales-to-west-africa-joshs-ics-journey/

My Time at Camp Climate link to http://www.ycareinternational.org/2015/12/11/guest-blog-my-time-at-camp-climate-standing-up-for-young-people/

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