International Student Volunteers is committed to developing active global citizens who embrace a lifestyle of volunteering. When a participant takes part in an ISV Program, they complete over 80 hours of meaningful volunteer service in countries such as Costa Rica, Thailand or South Africa. There is a variety of project placements to choose from (such as protecting and conserving endangered or rescued wildlife, children’s and youth-at-risk programs, water and sanitation projects, scientific research and developing infrastructure in underprivileged communities) and we know that participants return home from their ISV Program inspired. Their experience has given them a new appreciation for the sustainability issues facing the world and some of the ways they can get involved to make a difference back home. Once returning home, ISV volunteers can now channel that motivation into their local community with the opportunity of being honoured with an ISV Global Volunteer Citizen Award Certificate for their efforts!
What is the ISV Global Volunteer Citizen Award?
The ISV Global Volunteer Citizen Award is granted to volunteers who take their ISV experience to the next level by completing an additional 20 hours of volunteering when they return home from their overseas adventure. Recipients will receive a certificate (signed by ISV’s Founder and International Director) in recognition of their service, and their name will be featured on the ISV website along with other successful ISV Global Citizens.
How do ISV participants earn the award?
To be granted the award, students must complete an additional 20 hours of volunteering with a reputable charitable organisation of their choice. Students may volunteer directly through their ISV Campus Club at their own university, or through various other community-based organisations such as the Red Cross, the Wilderness Society, Conservation Volunteers and Amnesty International.
To receive the certificate, upon returning home from their ISV Program, participants will need to provide ISV with the following:
- A short description of the work that they undertook, outlining why they chose this type of volunteer experience and its value to the local community and/or the environmental impact. (Under 300 words.)
- An official signed letter from the organisation that they have volunteered with to certify that at least 20 hours of service has been completed.
- A high-resolution photograph of the student volunteering in their local community.
The above must be emailed to email@example.com or posted to PO Box 2169, Bondi Junction NSW 1355.
Why sign up to an ISV Program?
Volunteer with a recognised industry leader in volunteerism and adventure travel. ISV has been selected as one of the top ten student volunteer programs in the world by the U.S. Centre for Citizen Diplomacy, in conjunction with the U.S State Department. It’s the world's largest and highest rated volunteer and adventure program for participants, receiving global recognition for the outstanding efforts of our 30,000+ alumni and has been featured on the Discovery Channel's ‘In View’ with Larry King. ISV has partnered with over one hundred volunteer organisations (government, academic institutions, private and grass roots organizations/NGOs) globally, including organisations like the Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
Given ISV’s international reputation, the Global Volunteer Citizen Award is an enormous achievement for participants - they gain invaluable new skills, make a meaningful difference to the world and receive formal recognition that’s not only a great resume booster, but can open up new career and education pathways for the future.
For more information on how to earn the award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for new volunteers apply online today at www.isvolunteers.org.
ISV’s Mission Statement
ISV’s mission statement is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs that educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens. By volunteering overseas and at home, please accept our appreciation for being an active global citizen.
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