Project information

International Voluntary Projects

The International Voluntary Service is the UK's oldest international volunteering organisation. Since 1931, IVS has been by providing groups of volunteers to deliver practical short or long-term work, responding to immediate needs of local charities and local community groups around the world.

January 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: International Voluntary Service

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  • Need

    Need

    International Voluntary Service is a charity dedicated to promoting a culture of peace through international volunteering projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our volunteers work for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world.

    Solution

    We bring together teams of volunteers from all over the world and different backgrounds, which helps break down barriers and prejudices. Our volunteers live and work together, benefit from peace training, and learn mutual respect and cooperation while helping a community towards sustainable development.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Foster peace and understanding between people and nations through voluntary work.

    Activities

    » IVS volunteers benefit from peace training, and learn mutual respect and cooperation whilst developing a sustainable project.

    Feedback demonstrates an improved mental attitude from all parties involved.


    Aim 2

    Provide volunteer help to international projects and organisations.

    Activities

    » IVS currently supports over 900 sustainable projects and peace organisations in 90 countries.

    Send over 200 UK volunteers abroad in 2017.


    Aim 3

    Organise international projects in the UK.

    Activities

    » IVS deliver an annual programme of international voluntary projects in the UK.

    Host over 20 international projects within the UK during 2017.


  • Impact

    Impact

    94% of volunteers report an improvement in mood, whilst 80% of employers value volunteering on a CV. Volunteers bring economic benefits, improved health and active citizenship to local communities.

    Risk

    The International Voluntary Service has been exchanging volunteers for 85 years so has a long history of overcoming problems. The current political climate within the UK poses a risk to our ability to easily exchange volunteers with other European nations. However, throughout 2017, all European partners will continue to exchange volunteers.

    Reporting

    Donors will receivly quarterly progress updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,600 Education & outreach & travel. Field-based and classroom based peace education training sessions. Project monitoring.
      £5,900 Staff Costs Staff delivery costs.
  • Background

    Location

    The International Voluntary Service currently supports over 900 projects in 90 countries. Within the UK IVS has 30 partners who regularly host international volunteers.

    Beneficiaries

    Local communities receive the direct and immediate benefit of international volunteering. Volunteers bring economic benefits, improved health and active citizenship to local communities. 94% of volunteers report an improvement in mood. 80% of employers value volunteering on a CV.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Recognised by the UN as the UK's oldest international volunteering organisation, IVS has a long proud history of successfully exchanging volunteers.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Chris Pettigrew

    Chris is responsible for ensuring succesfull deployment of project funds and reporting project results back to donors.