InterVol is an international volunteering charity in the United Kingdom that offers university students the opportunity to volunteer with ethical organisations overseas on poverty reduction projects.
Since 2003 over 500 student volunteers have taken part in international projects through InterVol. Our volunteers have provided more than 350,000 hours of hard work in developing countries focusing on education, conservation and poverty reduction projects in partnership with local organisations and have raised well over £100,000 for grass-roots causes.
InterVol runs a selection process each year to find volunteers who have the enthusiasm and ability to succeed on an international project. There is no fee for volunteers to take part in an InterVol project, volunteers are expected to pay for their own travel, insurance and accommodation expenses. Each team has a fundraising target to cover the costs of their main project objective. All of this money is spent on the project itself, there are no administration costs.
InterVol is in place to give a sustainable, transparent and ethical structure to connect young people in the United Kingdom with trustworthy, community-owned projects in the developing world. We want to make international volunteering projects accessible, affordable and rewarding for students; we aim to maximise the impact that young volunteers can make globally.
InterVol currently has branches at the University of Birmingham, Lancaster University, Imperial College London and the University of Nottingham and is in the process of expanding to more universities over the coming year.
InterVol aims to:
- Supporting poverty reduction, conservation and education projects in developing countries.
- Providing opportunities, skills and experience to students in the United Kingdom.
Established: March 2003
Registered Charity Number: 1136099
Board members: 8
Phone number: -
Address: 1 Pondcroft, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3XJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website