In Episode 5 of Volunteer Stories I talk to Funto who has volunteered on two International Citizen Service (ICS) projects in Nigeria. I met Funto on the first ICS project he volunteered on in Kwali, Nigeria. Funto then went on to become a Team Leader and led a team in Ifelodun, Nigeria.

During the interview Funto discusses what it’s like volunteering on Education-themed community development projects, his experience being a Team Leader, his favourite memories, his toughest challenges and the skills he gained through ICS.


Episode 5 features music by musicians who have been ICS volunteers including Impact Kwali, Kasovicious, With Sun, and Team Kang.


International Citizen Service (ICS)

Impact Kwali

VSO ICS Ifelodun

VSO Nigeria

Back 2 School project

More Episodes

Episode 1: Georgina and the environment
Episode 2: Oliver and European Voluntary Service in Wales
Episode 3: Connie and Scouting in Vienna
Episode 4: Kiryl, Winnie and Damir and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 5: Funto and International Citizen Service in Nigeria
Episode 6: Volunteering with animals in the UK and New Zealand
Episode 7: Refugees in St. Pölten, Austria
Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association in Austria
Episode 9: Arun and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 10: Volunteering for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Episode 11: Calum, sports, jam making and International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe
Episode 12: Volunteering at a Library and university Social Work placements

Get involved

If you would like to share your volunteering story on Volunteer Stories email Interviews are recorded using Skype.