IVP Australia (IVP)
IVP is the Australian contact for
Service Civil International (SCI).
IVP is a local community group, with an international perspective, having
contact branches in 50 countries world wide. IVP focuses on organising work
camps around worthwhile community needs and causes, for which they recruit
participants from the rest of the world (via their network). IVP
activities are meant to encourage understanding amongst different peoples
and promote discussion and an appreciation of problems different
communities face in their struggles for social justice and environmental
Full Name: International Volunteers for Peace
Staff of IVP Australia (IVP) may
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IVP Australia offers short-term volunteering opportunities worldwide.
Groups of international volunteers (5-15 volunteers) live and work together on
projects for 2-4 weeks. These projects benefit local communities and voluntary
organisations. The majority of the workcamps take place from May to August. The Australian workcamps take place from November to February.
Generally, you have to be at least 18 to participate in a workcamps, and 21
for developing countries. There is no upper age limit except where a
project states specific age requirements.
Applicants must apply through the SCI branch in the country in which they
Each branch of the SCI has it's own fee schedule. For Australian residents
you have to be a member of IVP Australia (Membership AUD35, Concession
AUD25) to apply for a workcamp.
Workcamp application fee:
in Australia AUD250
in other countries AUD350
for Africa, Asia, South and Central America, extra fees are payable on arrival
additional camps in the same season AUS200
Workcamp fees cover food and accommodation during the camp. You must cover your transport to and from the camp.
Web Site: www.ivp.org.au
499 Elizabeth Street
Phone: 61.2.9699 1129
Fax: 61.2.9699 9182
Registration / Application
You can get an Annual Workcamp Handbook for AUD10 by calling the IVP office (+612 9699 1129).
The IVP web site has information on IVP Australia. There is a listing of current and upcoming projects at the SCI Camps site.
History: The United Nations awarded SCI the title "Messenger of Peace" in 1987 in
recognition of its work for peace and international understanding. IVP
Australia was established as part of SCI network in Australia in 1988.
Current age range of advisors: 18 to 60 years
Volunteers registered: 200 (as of 28-Nov-01).
Field Projects executed: 550 in 2001.
Advisors sent on field projects: 100 in 2001.
IVP Australia currently has projects in 121 countries in 11 Regions (Africa: 30, Asia: 14, Australia-Oceania: 12, Central America: 4, Caribbean: 13, Eastern Europe: 10, Middle East: 8, North America: 3, South America: 7, Southeast Asia: 6, Western Europe: 14)
The aims of IVP Australia is to promote peace, international understanding
and solidarity, social justice, sustainable development, and respect for