International Volunteers Student Organization
Who We Are
International Volunteers (IV) is a UI student-led organization that gives students the opportunity to volunteer abroad, while acquiring international experience and expanding knowledge of other cultures. The experience extends far beyond hands-on service, with many opportunities for cultural exchange and personal transformation. And the engagement impacts both students and the community served. Membership is open to students of all majors.
2012-2013 Student Leaders
Angie Romme, President
Gina Battista, Vice President
Nicole Peevey, Secretary
What We Do
IV partners with Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS), a non-profit organization recognized and respected as a leader in international volunteering. The ultimate goal of IV is to volunteer internationally as a group for 2-4 weeks during the summer at one of the CCS locations. Throughout the year, members of this organization will prepare for their international volunteering experience, including choosing their location and area of impact and learning about the community they will volunteer in, as well as organizing service work and fundraising events locally to increase awareness of international issues. During the volunteer experience abroad, members will have the opportunity to work on important community initiatives related to healthcare, education, children and youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, women's empowerment, or others.
Summer 2013 Destination
Lima, Peru: May 19 - June 9, 2013
- Help increase awareness of international issues
- Provide guidance for future students to engage in international issues
- Develop leadership and teamwork skills
- Gain practical, hands-on experience abroad to add to a resume
- Explore personal and professional interest areas
- Engage and learn with friends and peers
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Come learn more about this student organization, help with fundraisers, and meet group leaders and members!
Orientation Manual tips_manual.pdf
IV Email: IPemail@example.com
Advisor, Study Abroad