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An international community-based program for people aged 19+, lasting 14-23 days

International People’s Projects (IPPs) are locally run projects that benefit a community and its environment. In partnership with local organizations, a group of volunteers from at least four different countries work together on a community project, such as combating environmental degradation, support for immigrants or an arts-based regeneration scheme.

IPPs are personally fulfilling, giving you the chance to learn new skills and ways of thinking and make lasting friendships. They are an opportunity to live and work as part of a community, in an authentic cultural experience that will make a genuine difference.

Around 25 volunteers participate in each IPP, including staff.

CISV Jacksonville hosted its first International People’s Project in 2016. The international CISV volunteers from Spain, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Portugal, Austria, Denmark and the USA did the following during their 18 day project:

Click here to read more about our IPP,
here to view great photos and
here to read article in Times-Union.

What happens in an IPP?

Read about some of our innovative projects in IPP stories.

Want to take part in an IPP?

To find out more about specific IPPs and how you can apply to take part, look at our upcoming IPPs and see how you can get involved.