Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.
International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) Overview
At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful assistance to disaster affected and at risk communities around the world we have to do more than construct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that make communities vulnerable to disaster. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so that we can affect change that far outlives our presence. Furthermore, we will make this information available to all volunteers so that they will be empowered to affect positive, long-term change in their day-to-day lives as well as while volunteering.
Between June 2010 and December 2011, EDV worked in Port au Prince Haiti. We raised £137,000 ($221,492), recruited 190 volunteers who donated more than 51,000 man hours to complete 20 projects. Those projects ranged from classroom reconstruction to health care and education for earthquake affected orphans. Together, our projects in Haiti directly affected the lives of more than 3,000 earthquake survivors.
Thanks to the Vodafone Foundation Grahame Mayer Award, we're now working in the Philippines where we're helping a flood prone community prepare for the inevitable disasters it will face. This programme has just started, but we aim to help hundreds of families prepare for disaster by building an evacuation centre, rescue boats, investing in local capacity, and much more! Learn more http://www.idvolunteers.org/philippines
Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
I have been thinking of working as a volunteer for a very long time but I found it difficult to find the right place or organisation. After a bit of travelling I wanted to do something for others and I found EDV through a friend that has been working with them when they were in Haiti. I have been in...
I joined EDV in the Philippines a couple of weeks ago. EDV is momentarily supporting a local organisation (Buklod Tao) which is supporting people in areas vulnerable to flooding and disasters by running a program in disaster risk reduction and prevention management.
From the very first moment I ...
See all 7 reviews »
I can't speak highly enough about volunteering with EDV in the Philippines. I have been here for just over a month now and can't wait to see what my next two months bring!
Filipinos are some of the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever met. I have felt comfortable and at home here since I ...
Support This Nonprofit
Promote This Nonprofit
Great Nonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite organizations on your own web sites. for text link or graphic badge.