“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP) is a program of the participating members of Federation EIL, offering volunteer opportunities in 18 countries around the world. VIP programs distinguish themselves by offering a full-spectrum experience of language immersion, homestay, and host project placements with local engagement.
VIP partner organizations have cultivated decades of national and international leadership in cultural exchange, providing individuals and groups with endless opportunities for international community service in the fields of health, social services, environment, education and more. Our National Directors work with community organizations, in-country agencies, local officials and host families to select volunteer placement opportunities which will have the maximum positive impact, while respecting the dignity and long-term needs of everyone involved.
In 2008, the German UNESCO commission recognized VIP as an official contributor to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) and the fostering of education for sustainable development. The MDGs form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions–galvanizing unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Federation EIL has held consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1978, and was recognized in 1989 as a Peace Messenger by the Secretary-General of the UN.
Explore volunteer opportunities with Federation EIL and VIP in 18 countries around the world:
Find out more here: Volunteers for International Partnership.