ISV Partnerships with Local Host Organizations
ISV partners with more than 100 local and international organizations to provide meaningful, hands-on volunteer experiences that really do make a difference!
The many challenges of sustainability are daunting, but voluntary partnerships between organisations and communities are proving that together we can accelerate change towards a brighter future for our planet and its people. The collective contribution of our areas of expertise and strengths mean that together with our local project partners, ISV is achieving significantly more globally than we could if operating independently.
In each host country, ISV project managers carefully research and hand-pick local host organization (project) partners so that we can work together to facilitate life-changing conservation and community development volunteer programs.
Our partners range from large, international groups to local, grassroots community organizations, government and non-government agencies, research institutions and many others.
We have close working relationships built on the principles of teamwork, open communication and respect. ISV conducts thorough site inspections and risk assessments of our projects. We have strong systems for feedback and evaluation, and we meet regularly to assess the progress made toward achieving the project’s goals, and the impacts on the local communities or environment.
With more than 100 partners worldwide, ISV is able to offer a diversity of volunteer projects that are locally-driven, have community buy-in and take advantage of local knowledge. We believe in working with local communities and host organizations to customize programs for ISV groups according to the needs of the local community.
We use a set of at least eight criteria (as below) to develop effective partnerships with host organizations and provide high quality volunteer projects.