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ISV Mission Statement

ISV's mission 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 cumulative efforts of ISV volunteers produce outstanding results that truly make a difference. Since 2002, ISV volunteers have contributed over 3 million hours of volunteer service, and we continue to support many of the projects we partnered with more than 10 years ago. Each year, ISV also seeks out new projects and host organizations to support, increasing the variety and breadth of our global difference. Below is just a snapshot of the contribution our volunteers make each year around the world.


nest boxes built for wild animal shelters


    • 3,500,000+ hrs volunteering on six continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America)

    • 27,614 hrs teaching English, Music, Recreation, Conservation & Health programs to 4,102 children

    • 8,570 endangered sea turtle eggs protected & relocated

    • 220,016,265 seeds potted for planting

    • 237,230 native trees, grasses & shrubs planted

    • 26,773 hrs surveying & monitoring native & endangered species

    • 2,545 hrs composting & waste management initiatives

    • 6,292 kg / 13,871 lbs Trash materials collected

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