As a non profit org, we are not motivated by shareholder profits. Involvement Volunteers ensure all our programs are ethical, sustainable, and responsible. We are committed to keeping our projects focused on positively benefitting the local communities and environment.
From planting essential mangrove trees in Cambodia, to educating Maasai women on making an income, or performing health checks in Fiji, the lasting effects of volunteers makes a difference to communities worldwide and can help them to sustain a better future.
Volunteers are encouraged to practice constraint when consuming water and energy while travelling abroad. We help enforce this prior to departure through the welcome pack and also during placement within the operational guides provided during orientation.
This provides more jobs for the locals, including transport drivers, project coordinators, cooks, cleaning staff, private taxis, small independent shops, local restaurants etc. The local teams are directly benefitted (no jobs are replaced by volunteers), plus the local team knows where the help is needed most.
We reguarly review our programs, communicate with local teams and listen to volunteer feedback.
Our in-country coordinators can help with translation, explaining the culture to volunteers, as well as showing you around the local area.
Some of the ways we manage our projects, to make sure they are meeting the correct guidelines and policies.
Volunteers working in childcare related fields must provide a criminal background check before they travel.
Safety & Inspections
The local teams are highly experienced and qualified to manage emergency situations. All IVI projects have been personally inspected to ensure the standards meet necessary guidelines for quality and safety. In addition, we monitor and maintain communication with local embassies to oversee potential issues in order to notify volunteers and their families accordingly.