Transforming people's lives
through cross cultural
learning. IVP establishes
paths to PEACE.


Everyday actions of ordinary
people contribute to a
common purpose.


Explore a challenging world,
meet new friends,
make a difference.


We undertake conservation work
to protect wildlife corridors
that are endangered by
climate change.





What makes volunteering with us so special?

We see volunteering as a way of achieving social change.

Bringing people from around the world together to do something practical and learn about each other is a great start. As an IVP volunteer you should be ready to ask and be asked; to question and explain your values and those of your society; to share information and to teach and be taught.

Our activities encourage understanding, promote discussion and an appreciation of the problems that different communities face in their struggles for social justice and environmental harmony.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.

In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Volunteer Stories

Australia Volunteer Project
Olivier Lozano and Ysabeau Rycx took a year out from their jobs in France to volunteer in workcamps in Australia and Africa. Their two weeks spent on a workcamp at Shalom College in Townsville opened their eyes and their hearts…


How Can I Help

Thank you for your interest in IVP. There are so many ways you can help. We are a community of ordinary people making a real difference. Not only do we help others, that sense of accomplishment you feel from volunteering is simply indescribable.