Volunteering for Teens in Groups

Volunteering Abroad for Teens

IVI work with schools to provide group volunteering for students aged 15-18

Through a Rites of Passage inspired program, teens will engage in workshops and volunteering designed to inspire, develop confidence, independence, creating meaningful and impactful experiences. 

What is a Rite of Passage?

A Rite of Passage is when a person goes through a life-changing stage, transforming from one identity, to a new life stage. Examples of Rites of Passage include the transition from childhood to adulthood, getting married, becoming a parent, discovering a religion (e.g. being baptised). 

A ceromony or celebration is usually performed for this transitioning moment. IVI has utilised this framework to create specifically designed programs for groups of teens aged 15-18 years. This is a structured program with activities designed to expand awareness and confidence through self discovery, connectedness and giving back to those less fortunate.  

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Rite of Passage Stages

The Rites of Passage will usually consist of 3 stages: Separation, Transition and Integration.

The separation stage is recognising that a new life stage is about to happen and being open to this new change. 

The transition stage is the process of learning, discovering, being challenged and of ceromony. 

The final stage is the integration of the persons new found skills or knowledge and regognition/ will of a new life stage. 

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Dr Arne Rubinsten

Dr. Arne Rubinstein,
Founder and CEO

A Rite of Passage is a transformational experience.
Rites of Passage Institute has delivered impactful programs to students, staff and parents for 25+ years.
Designed to equip young people with confidence and tools.
Helping build awareness of themselves, the world around them, and their unique place within.
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Destinations for 15-18 Year Olds

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How it Works

During School

Working with schools throughout Australia & New Zealand, we run set in-takes during school holiday periods.


We work in under-priviledged communities with genuine needs, where students give back in a meaningful way.  

Groups of 10
or More

Our intakes range from 10 to 20 students per group with dedicated IVI coordinators trained in Rites of Passage.

Safe, Secure

IVI have a long & proven track record delivering safe, quality & meaningful experiences overseas. 

Volunteer Together

We're a non-profit org & charity with over 30 years experience  supporting overseas volunteer missions.    

Rite of Passage

Our accredited in-country coordinators facilitate Rites of Passage workshops to engage & inspire students.  

Teen Group Experiences...


Experience the authentic way of life on this remote island in Fiji.


Share with your group members in beauty and culture that is Thailand!


Help make a difference in poorer villages of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.


Experience life in a rural community near the fascinating temples of Anchor Wat.


Work in stunning Port Vila in community construction, education and healthcare.


Take part in a true humanitarian effort in one of the poorest regions of India.

"Best Overseas Volunteering Organisation 2019"
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Indicative Cost

Rites of Passage 2 week program for Students 15-18 yrs
$ 990
from p/person
USD includes:
  • Accommodation
  • In Country Transportation
  • 3 meals p/day
  • Rites of Passage Coordinator
  • In-country 24/7 Support
  • Meaningful Volunteer Project
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Why Involvement Volunteers?

Rite of Passage Accredited

Specifically designed programs for teens aged 15-18.

24/7 Support

Excellent safety record, in-country round the clock support & emergency assistance.

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Amazing Record

Successfully placed over 25,000 volunteers in overseas projects.

Meaningful Volunteering

Our sustainable volunteer programs directly impact the local communities.

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Quality Projects

We audit our projects to make sure they are ethical and meet long-term goals.


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Bodhgaya, India
My volunteer placement in Bodhgaya was a profoundly rich experience, which I’m quite sure has altered my path in life to align more closely with my soul’s purpose. I spent a lot of time……
Maria Edelskov
Maria Edelskov
Kindergarten, Nepal
I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living....
Remote Island Teaching, Fiji
Honestly my entire trip was a highlight. Being in the school compound fully immersed on a local remote island made everyday full of indescribable experiences that I will cherish forever.
Dog & Cat Rehabilitation, Guatemala
Guatemala was amazing! I got to really bond with the people and the dogs at my placement and loved going there everyday. I was also able to contribute by helping rebuild parts of the shelter and providing them with food and medicine.
Sophie Blackwell
Sophie Blackwell
Bodghaya, India
I cannot put into words my experience here, the children, the villages, the people, the staff are some of the best people I have met in my life so far. I am very sad to be leaving, as I’m sure everyone is.
Asia Rosso
Asia Rosso
Nutrition, Bali
Thank you for the amazing program! The experience in Bali was one of the most amazing adventures I’ve lived in my life. Highlights of the trip: The introduction week was really helpful in order to gain a right approach to the Indonesian culture.
Medical, Cambodia
The volunteering experience in the hospital was fabulous. The doctors and nurses were so helpful and so kind and Mr. Eaw our guide was very very helpful — he managed to get us to see most of the operations and speak to several doctors.
Turtle Conservation, Sri Lanka
My favorite thing was that baby turtles hatched while I was there and returning them to the ocean was a life-changing experience I was able to witness twice. Also living and working directly at the beach was the best and most of my free time I was spending there. Ambalangoda is such a nice place and I can’t recommend going there enough!