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
Why Choose IVI?
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
30 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
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.
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
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 ProjectCommunity School Development Bodhgaya, India
+ Application fee
1 week includes:
- 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!
Some of Our Partners
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
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
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
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
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