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Group Volunteering

Many of IVI’s projects are suitable for volunteering in groups, whether that be a large group of friends, school group, university group or working on our Fiji nutrition projects. We also have travel and volunteer trips that include sightseeing as well as volunteering. These trips can be a great way to make friends if you are travelling solo but want to be part of a group along the way.

group at renovation project

What is so good about group volunteering?

Volunteering with a large group of people can really make you feel like you are part of something and makes everyone come together to finish an end goal. Being part of a large group means working as part of a team, communicating with others and taking in everyones viewpoints. It can be a great learning opportunity for younger travellers (and older ones too!), to really explore how they work with others, overcome problems and find a suitable outcome.


How Do I Start?

Many of our projects are great for large groups of people, for example some of our construction projects in the past have managed to build entire schools, due to the amount of volunteers, working together!

If you want to volunteer as part of a group, get in touch with your school, uni or friends and see what opportunites are available to you. Volunteering as a group is so much fun and you will get to meet so many people and be able to really make and impact on your program. 

IVI Volunteers with group of children in Fiji

What does group volunteering involve?

Our group projects abroad will vary on location and the type of work involved. Some project types such as construction, conservation, and farming, are naturally more suited to group volunteering.

Whether you have a group gathered from home, or you join a group on a project abroad, you will be working with people from around the world, and contributing to a short or long-term goal.

Group volunteering is a fantastic way to feel part of something bigger, and you can see results much quicker when working as a team!


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Why 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​.

Top Rated

We were voted 'Top Overseas Volunteering Organisation 2019' by APAC insider Australia awards. We have thousands of positive testimonies

35+ 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.

Affordable Placements​​

Why pay thousands to volunteer abroad? It shouldn't cost that much. We're a non-profit org so we're not focused on profits, we're focused 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. 


Temple Restoration, Sri Lanka
"I had a wonderful experience in Sri Lanka and I can’t thank the Hemantha and the team enough for what they gave me. I’ve learned so much and I was able to discover a different country and culture, in a way this experience alone was enough to teach me many things."

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