Vanuatu Cyclone & Disaster Relief Donations
Cyclone Harold Emergency Relief, Vanuatu
What is this fundraiser for?
The money raised for this cause will go to where it is needed most. IVI will be arranging a volunteer mission later in the year, to the North of the island where it was most badly hit. We will help in any way we can by distributing essential food supplies and water for those that have lost everything, to buying important materials such as tarpaulins, essential building supplies (hammers, nails, rope etc) in the hope to rebuild to homes that have been torn completely apart or severely damaged.
The most important needs will be met first, such as the health and safety of the community, and then moving on to helping rebuild homes, schools and community buildings. Any donation, big or small will be greatly appreciated by the local people. ♥
How can I help?
If you would like to get involved in this volunteer project on the ground, then please do get in contact. You do not need prior experience, just a willingness to get stuck in, whichever way you can. This project focusses around re-building, renovating and decorating buildings that have been damaged or destroyed in Vanuatu’s cyclone season.
You can help laying tiles, bricks & cement, landscaping (depending on experience), clearing and building new gutters and drains, making the buildings look nicer by painting and decorating. Your efforts will help the community get back on their feet and have a lasting impact. Find out more below.
Why Involvement Volunteers International?
- IVI are dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged communities worldwide
- We are a Charity and Non Profit Organisation, with over 30 years experience
- Over 25,000 volunteers have been sent around the globe each year to impactful and sustainable causes
- We provide volunteer opportunites in medicine, nutrition, education, empowerment , animal welfare, environmental conservation, farming, construction, special needs care and more.
- We have DGR status – donate to a charitable cause, whilst saving on your tax return
Our core values
To be Globally Responsible
To work with local partners to make a meaningful impact
To provide free education & healthcare to developing communities
To co-create change
Our vision is to improve food security and empower communities through sustainable, life changing development programs. IVI aims to encourage volunteers to become social entrepreneurs who understand the complexities of poverty and play an active role to improve the quality of life in the most vulnerable populations in the world. Our volunteers seek to contribute and catalyse the efforts of local partners on the ground.
We send specialised and non specialised teams to help with Medical and Health projects, Rebuilding and Emergency relief work, Environmental and Agricultural projects and Childcare Education support.
Where does my donation money go?
The money will go directly to the project and where it is best placed to have the most impact. We will be using the funds to contribute towards material and supplies need for the rebuilding of homes, such as hammers, ropes, etc, as well as being used for local labour and vital food and water supplies.
Any donations over $2 in Australia, to a charity which has DGR status, are tax deductable. This means that you can give money to a worthwhile charity, whilst helping to save money on your next tax return.
Does the charity still get all the money I have donated?
Yes! IVI will still recieve all of the money you donate, which will then go to our worthy causes. DGR means that when it’s time to do your tax return, your donaction can count to how much of your income is taxed. You won’t get any money directly back, but you will pay less tax, therefore saving you money.
30 Years Experience
IVI is an Australian charity & non profit organisation founded in 1989 and is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering successfully placing over 20,000 volunteers globally. We accept volunteers from all over the world and place them in meaningful overseas missions.
Affordable Volunteer Travel
We’re not motivated by shareholder profits. Our fees are fully transparent to ensure maximum benefit where it is most needed.
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All projects include a dedicated 24/7 in-country management team, operational & risk assessment & overseas support contact. All projects are personally inspected to ensure very high quality.
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We place thousands of Uni students and can assist you with course credits and in-field experience points. Many of our project coordinators are qualified practitioners in their respective fields allowing unique in-field supervision and Uni accreditation options
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