Who We Are
International Volunteers for Peace (IVP) is the Australian branch for Service Civil International (SCI), one of the
world’s largest Global Volunteering Networks with Branches in 44 countries and 106 Partners and Contacts in Africa,
Asia, Europe and the Americas. More than 5000 volunteers participate in hundreds of volunteer projects each year.
In 1987, SCI received the title of “Messenger of peace” from the General Secretary of the United Nations in recognition
of SCI’s efforts to promote peace and international understanding and for activities developed during the International
year of Peace in 1985.
IVP is a non-profit local community group. it focuses on organising volunteering opportunities around worthwhile
community needs and causes, for which it recruits participants from Australia and all across the world through its global
IVP activities are aimed at encouraging understanding among peoples and promoting discussion and an appreciation
of the problems that different communities face in their struggles for social justice and environmental harmony.