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Last modified: September 10, 2013, 6:15 AM
The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is an association of non-governmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges.
IVPA is an association of volunteer sending organizations but does not organize or run its own volunteer programs.
IVPA stands for responsibility in the field of international volunteer abroad programs and the IVPA seal is a distinguished mark of excellence. Our members are expected to uphold the IVPA's Principles and Practices as guidelines for good programming as well as meet stringent membership criteria.
IVPA promotes awareness and access to valuable volunteer programs abroad. IVPA can serve as a guide to anyone considering volunteering abroad or developing international service opportunities.