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“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” - U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Impact your world and support the life-changing volunteer work
ISV participants around the globe.

The ISV Mission
The mission of International Student Volunteers is "to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing student volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.

The Foundation
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on two core beliefs: students are our planet’s greatest resource, and student volunteers should never be discouraged from giving their time and talents to impact the world because of their ability to pay. The opportunity to volunteer is a life-changing experience for both the participant and the recipient which should be available for all.

Award Winning Experience
ISV projects are internationally recognized and awarded with a commitment to sustainability, positive change, and providing extraordinary volunteer experiences. Recognized by the U.S. State department and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, and endorsed by over 30 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, ISV continues its tradition of being the highest rated student volunteer travel organization.

ISV partners with local and international host organizations to provide a diversity of projects that provide meaningful hands-on volunteer experiences with local community support.  

The cumulative efforts of ISV program participants produce outstanding results that truly make a difference. Since 2002, 40,000 ISV volunteers have contributed nearly 4 million hours of volunteer service on six continents in environmental management, wildlife conservation, and community development.

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” - Anne Frank

Every gift matters
Each dollar becomes part of the fabric of change for our planet by supporting ISV student volunteers who devote their time and energy to making a difference around the globe. And each student volunteer, in return, is changed forever.

“ISV ignited my passion to make a difference in this world.” - Andrea Beebe, U. of Toronto

 “Taking this trip through ISV was one of the most life-changing and most rewarding decisions I have ever made.” - Madeline Davis, Texas A&M

"ISV changed the way I see the world and opened my eyes to a new future for myself."  - Michaela O'Brien, U. of North Carolina

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