About us

SVPI is a non-profit volunteer organisation based in NSW, Australia. Our aim is to provide volunteer opportunities for adventurous people of all ages and levels of experience to participate in ethical community development projects throughout Asia.

Why choose SVPI?

Because we genuinely care about our friends and family in Nepal and Cambodia and we endeavour to share that with our volunteers.

The SVPI team are all former volunteers and includes senior leaders from our sister organization, CWON (Australia), who have been visiting Nepal and working with locals in community development projects for over 7 years. By staying small and true to our roots we are able to tailor the volunteer experience to enable our volunteers and the communities in which we work to gain as much as possible from the program. We have also recently partnered  Rural School Cambodia.

Please see our ‘Partners‘ page for more information about the organizations that we currently work with.

SVPI is currently running volunteer programs in Nepal and Cambodia. See Programs at a glance for more information.

SVPI volunteer helps blind lady in Nepal.

SantaMaya in Nepal receives help from SVPI co-founder, Benita Morris.

The SVPI team believe the skills and confidence gained through the SVPI program is an invaluable experience for anyone from any walk of life.

Our motto:

The future belongs to those of us still willing to get our hands dirty.”

Although our program is primarily targeted at university students, we are seeking volunteers from a diverse range backgrounds unified by a desire to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, challenge their own boundaries and help to make the world a better place.