Highlights of the trip: – Meeting all the children. In particular joining them at meals times and getting to know them. – I had collected 22.5kgs of craft supplies to take over for the children. We had craft sessions together where we let our imagination run wild and created all sorts! It was great to see the children being creative
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
Highlight – “Meeting the kids and locals Food was really good and there was always a lot of it and the accommodation was exactly what I expected , it was fine Can’t think of anything that needs to be improved 👍🏼 Also Sem was a legend and very helpful ” Jack Cambodia Construction Project Related Posts:IVI construction program review Cambodia2017Rural
I had the pleasure to work in a kindergarten in Kenya. I am 21 years old and from Hamburg, Germany. The project is located in Central Kenya. It takes about one hour to get there from Nairobi by car. The volunteers live in a flat together. Monica is the local manager and she helps everyone a lot to get to
Since the day I had decided to visit Kenya and participate in the agriculture program, I was very excited and this feeling grew with each day. It was in a good way – with excitement, although I did not really know what to expect. I only knew that I might need some time for it to feel like home –
It has been an amazing stay in this project. Since the first day, I felt like this is my home. The team was very friendly and helpful. I arrived on Sunday and the coordinator picked me up. I met the other volunteers and there was another coordinator. They explained to me all about the project and the house rules. On
These past 2 weeks have been nothing but eye-opening for me. Nepal is a country based on deeply-rooted faith, tradition and welcoming attitude towards guests. Coming from a Christian society, I have been exposed to a variety of Hindu and Buddhist places of worship during my cultural week. The first week provided me with opportunities to grow, learn and immerse