International Voluntary Service
International Voluntary Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC039585

International Voluntary Service GB promotes peace, justice and understanding between people and nations through voluntary work, at home and abroad. IVS GB projects bring together volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicity, faiths, countries, and cultures, to live and volunteer together for the benefit of local communities around the world. We help support small, local community projects by sending volunteers to provide practical work on a wide range of tasks, e.g. environmental tasks, supporting people with disabilities, young homeless people, heritage sites, intercultural projects, interfaith projects, community development projects and many more. We are the British branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide network of voluntary organisations promoting peace and justice through voluntary work.

Current vacancies

Programmes Administrator

  • Part time
  • £15,925 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th January 2019

International Voluntary Service (IVS) is a peace organisation working for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world. We are a leading charity which has existed since 1931, involving volunteers in international exchanges at home and abroad.

Over the past two years we have undertaken a review of our projects here in the UK and overseas and we are now looking to recruit an administrator to support the long-term development of our volunteering programmes. The post holder will support the team to carry out the administrative aspects of volunteer management on both short-term and long-term international volunteering projects. The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, reliable and with strong attention to detail.

A full Job Description is available for download below.


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IVS Volunteer Mentor

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Befriending / Mentoring

5th July 2018

Mentors will receive free concessionary membership with IVS. Mentor's travel expenses are reimbursed for volunteer visits. An appropriate police check is required. Mentor's tasks include: To welcome the volunteer on arrival - by email/letter, then in person if required; To be ava… Read more

IVS Mentor

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Befriending / Mentoring

22nd May 2017

Every year, IVS welcomes 20-30 international volunteers of all ages and backgrounds on long-term placements (up to 12 months) with its partners in Great Britain. IVS is looking for local volunteer mentors who will provide one-to-one support to the volunteers by helping them integ… Read more

International Volunteers

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Community / Economic Development

9th March 2004

IVS projects offer you a unique opportunity to make a difference to the world around you. By taking part in an international project, you will be working and living alongside other volunteers from all over the world and contributing to local community development. Projects are … Read more

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