AGM Notice – 17 May 2020

All IVP members and friends are invited to attend
Saturday 2pm, 17 May 2020
Place: JOIN US on Google Meet!

1. Minutes of the last AGM
2. Annual reports
3. Election of new Committee
The following positions are declared vacant and nominations are called:
– Convenors (2)
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Webmaster/Promotion
– Up to 3 Ordinary members
– Public Officer

We look forward to meeting you online. Keep up the volunteering!

IVP Newsletter – April 2020

The latest edition of IVP’s newsletter, The Flying Penguin, is now available! Click here to view.

– What is International Voluntary Service (IVS)?
– Australian Workcamps and Projects
– International Peace News from SCI


Mile High in Mongolia: a workcamp story

by Monica Kampfer

Attending a work camp near Ulaanbaatar gave Monica Kampfer a chance to help Mongolia’s orphans and experience the nomadic lifestyle.

After spending a day sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s polluted and overcrowded capital, it was a relief to arrive at the camp. The campsite at Buhug was in a very remote and beautiful location, surrounded by green hills and blue sky.

The children gave us a warm welcome and the more outgoing ones wanted to talk to us straight away. They were from the government-run orphanage. During the summer the orphans stay in two summer camps. This one is a vegetable farm and houses 150 children aged from eight to 18. It grows food for the kids to eat in the winter.

Getting to know the sea turtle: a workcamp story from Mexico

By Jade Herriman

“For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth” – Henry Beston

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