33 Years of Volunteering Overseas

Charity & Non profit organisation

WHY Volunteer Overseas with IVI?


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Proud Charity & Non Profit Org

Established in 1989, Involvement Volunteers International are pioneers of Volunteer Overseas experiences. Together with our many partners worldwide, our mission is to Educate, fight poverty, improve health and empower change through sustainable volunteer work in developing communities abroad.

As a Non Profit Org, we're not motivated by profits, we're focussed on helping people. We fund-raise for materials so that our impact is significant and lasting in the communities we work with.

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33 Years of Volunteering Abroad....

And still going strong thanks to the 25000+ volunteers we've successfully placed worldwide since 1989. IVI offer a range of standard and specialized programs in childcare, teaching, medicine, nutrition, public health, construction, conservation, agriculture and more!

A volunteer travel experience offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow and can be truly life changing for all involved. Our carefully selected programs are designed to help you actually make a difference.

Travel with purpose

Explore. Enjoy. Give Back with IVI

Volunteer Projects

100+ projects | 20 Countries. Learn new skills and make a lasting impact in development communities


Volunteer Internships

Get an edge on your competition with credits toward your uni courses. Build your C.V and get hands on experience in the field


Our Top 20 Projects

Check out IVI's most popular projects


School Groups

Experience the world and have an adventure with your school mates. Rite of Passage programs for school students aged 15-18

Youth Programs with a Difference

Paid Internships

Obtain TESOL accreditation and get paid a good salary to Teach English Overseas in various Asian countries. Award winning training provided

Get Paid to Teach English Abroad

Tailored Groups

Affordable tailor made placements for groups of nutrition, medical. Construction, Teaching & Corporate teams


Why Choose IVI?

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Make a Real Impact

We focus on projects with genuine needs. Community, Healthcare, Education, Childcare, Construction etc. You'll leave feeling like you truly achieved something

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33+ Years in Operation

IVI is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering. Established in 1989 we have trustworthy partners that know the local needs and treat every volunteer with love

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Top Rated

We were voted 'Top Overseas Volunteering Organisation 2019' by APAC insider Australia awards. We have thousands of positive testimonies. Click Here to see some!

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Charity & Non Profit

We don't just send volunteers overseas, we run campaigns and fundraise for materials so that our impact is significant and lasting in communities that need it.

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Affordable Placements

Why pay thousands to volunteer abroad? It shouldn't cost that much. We're a non-profit org so we're not focussed on profits. We're focussed on helping people

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Flexibility & Choice

We have over 100+ projects in 20 countries. Most of our programs start every week so you have options around destinations, projects and start dates.

Featured Project

Community School Development Bodhgaya, India
$ 225
USD p/person
+ Application fee
1 week includes:
  • Accommodation
  • In Country Transportation
  • 3 meals p/day
  • In-country 24/7 Support
  • Meaningful Volunteer Projects

Help educate & feed children living in one of the poorest regions in India. Experience Bodhgaya, the most sacred buddhist pilgrimage site in the world!

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"My volunteer placement in Bodhgaya was a profoundly rich experience, which I’m quite sure has altered my path in life to align more closely with my soul’s purpose. I spent a lot of time……"
Sophie Blackwell
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I cannot put into words my experience here, the children, the villages, the people, the staff are some of the best people I have met in my life so far. I am very sad to be leaving, as I’m sure everyone is.
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"I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living...."
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Ready to Volunteer abroad? Complete your application in about 5 min

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Not sure which program is right for you? Contact us for more info

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Some of Our Partners

IVI Volunteer Lauren in Fiji

Nutrition Project Review – Fiji

Highlights of the trip: Travelling with Carrun and just a small group of girls who were all amazing….going around the Mamanuca Islands and working in different communities each day was really cool. Comments on the team, food and accommodation: Epic team and i’d love to volunteer again with the same group of amazing girls if I could! Carrun was a

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Remote Teaching in Fiji Review

Highlights of the trip: – The highlight of the trip for me where just the children and the people. Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel included into there community immediately. I became absolutely besotted with all the kids. My favourite part was after school hours playing rugby or soccer with them, or going for swims in the ocean.

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A Nutrition Project Review in Vanuatu

Highlights: Visiting pele island and interacting with the community there. Seeing the local champions be so interested in nutrition and want to learn how to help their community. Experiencing the culture of vanuatu, even island time and understanding their circumstances and culture more the provide better advice e.g. using their healthy plate model Comments: Lynne and Marysan were amazing, super

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Review of Indigenous Community Project Peru

Staying in Umasbamba was one of the greatest times I have had. I got to truly experience the culture and the family I stayed with was amazing. I helped out around the house and learned new things such as weaving and how to get a donkey out of a fence. I would do it all over again, even though I

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Amazon Jungle Conservation Review

A real funny and interesting immersion in the jungle (Tierra Linda) where I learnt a lot of things about reforestation. A perfect mix between work and fun!!! You can have the possibility of living a unique experience without internet and electricity. You will eat healthy a delicious dishes made by fruits and vegetables of the greenhouse. You will plant primary

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Teaching in Peru Review

Overall it was a great time, with learning from great Spanish teachers and the mentors. Everyone was welcoming the program was organised and I was very pleased with the great I obtained in terms of language, socialising, and the rewarding impact I had working with the kids and teaching English. Overall I learned a great deal and the people here

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Dog Shelter in Peru Review

I loved working with the dogs. My experience was incredibly rewarding and the time I spent there felt impactful. The dogs were very receptive to any love and attention they received, and it was made apparent that a little would go a long way. I was able to work with individuals from all around the world and learn more about

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Review of Alpaca Farm in Peru!

My experience was so amazing and enriching. The staff that they have in the office was helpful and willing to answer any of my touristy questions about the city and needs as a volunteer at their placement. Overall they were so hospitable and ready to welcome new volunteers, and work with them to provide help to the surrounding communities in

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Fiji Healthcare

Review of Nutrition Projects in Fiji

Thank you! I had the most amazing time, Fiji is absolutely beautiful and I loved experiencing the culture and doing the health checks! Also, what other places do you do the nutrition volunteering just so I know for future ? Highlights of the trip: The highlight for me was seeing how they really do live in Fiji and experiencing the

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