Why choose SVPI?

  • We are one of the only ‘not-for-profit’ volunteer organisations in operation.
  • We are a family and consider our community partners in Nepal and Cambodia, as well as our volunteers, to be part of our extended family.
  • We work with local charities and community groups to help them with the projects they identify as important in their communities.
  • We don’t spend money on fancy offices or on promotion. Our overheads are kept to a bare minimum. We work from home and rely mostly on word of mouth and social media to spread the word about our work.
  • There will always be a friendly face to greet you at the airport and look after you during your stay. You will be among friends from the time you arrive until the time you depart.
  • We encourage our volunteers to be involved in the projects before, during and after the placement.
  • We can assist the volunteer with fundraising prior to the trip.
  • Student learning and empowerment is important to us and we endeavour to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills.
  • A large portion of the program fee is donated directly to reputable local charities to fund community development programs.
  • Our management team has an academic background and can supervise students undertaking electives or placements related to their course.
  • Because we are making a difference!
SVPI volunteer with children in Nepal.

SVPI volunteer in Nepal, 2015.