Here is Rosie’s review of the culture week, in preparation for her stray dog project in the beautiful Nepal! … What did you accomplish in your program this week? Getting to know more about the culture and city. Explored less touristy areas and prepared for volunteering program. How was your coordinator? Did they provide you with enough accurate information about
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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.
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.
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We focus on projects with genuine needs. Community, Healthcare, Education, Childcare, Construction etc. You'll leave feeling like you truly achieved something
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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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
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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
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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!
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My experience has been great so far me and Amelia have really enjoyed it being able to teach the kids art and English, play football with the students and even did swimming lessons for the kindergarten children in the sea. We definitely feel at home with the family here in Fiji too. We’ve been fishing Fiji style, swimming in the
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
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.
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
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