Impact Your World


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ISV Program Overview

ISV is excited to restart our student, life changing programs after a temporary Covid shutdown!

Get excited about making a significant impact on our planet while experiencing first-hand this life-changing program. ISV has chosen three of the most amazing and diverse countries on the planet, to re-launch our programs and ensure you the absolute best volunteer and adventure experience imaginable!

Summer Program 2023 Costa Rica

Summer Program 2024 Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Australia students will, no doubt, fall in love with these beautiful countries and their unique and festive cultures.

You will witness exciting cultures while visiting some of the most gorgeous and famous beaches, mountains, underground cave systems, and rainforests on Earth. All three of these ISV countries give you the opportunity to experience, firsthand, their vibrant cultures and warm friendly people.

 Conservation/Research & Community Development


Work in local communities with children and families, supporting sustainable livelihoods while helping protect the delicate balance of nature by researching and monitoring endangered species and habitats. Past volunteers have been tasked with observing feeding behavior of spider monkeys, toucans and other tropical species.

Participate in beach patrols to protect the nests of leatherback, green and hawksbill sea turtles, while monitoring turtle egg hatcheries.

ISV volunteers also help support alternative sustainable tourism and income generation by participating in family home stays.

Changing Lives Since 2002

We began offering our unique volunteer abroad and adventure travel programs in 2002. Since then, over 40,000 participants have completed ISV’s amazing volunteer projects in conservation and community development.

Impact your world! Volunteer in Costa Rica with ISV. Learn why we are #1 for volunteer travel programs and action packed adventure.

ISV was selected as a TOP 10 Voluntary Service Organization by the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and was awarded ‘Outstanding Project of the Year’ from the World Youth and Student Travel (WYSTC).

Learn what makes ISV’s projects the best!


ISV’s story is an inspiring one that weaves together a vision for change, teamwork across many continents, and a sound belief that we can make a positive impact on our planet, while experiencing life-changing volunteer work and adrenaline filled adventure travel!

Adventure tour activities may include waterfall repelling, zip-lining thru jungles and 3 days of white water rafting!

Impact Your World

As you volunteer, you will experience the incredible fulfillment to which tens of thousands of past ISV students have testified. Due to this life-changing opportunity, you will significantly make a phenomenal difference in humanitarian or environmental initiatives.

Give of yourself to help improve quality of life through community building and children’s programs, including arts and crafts, music, recreation and health education. You could also participate in volunteer projects designed to support endangered species management and habitat restoration.  

+ Years

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+ student volunteers


Discover an enormous variety of landscapes, environments and animals as you work to make a difference in Costa Rica!

Community Development

Be rewarded with smiles and laughter as you help to improve the quality of life for children and families in Costa Rica.

ISV gives students the chance to impact our world with meaningful travel by combining a perfect balance of life-changing volunteer work with adrenaline filled adventure.

Academic Credits

Former students describe earning academic credit for their ISV program as an incredibly effective and worthwhile learning experience.

Why ISV?

Learn why 40,000+ students all over the world have rated ISV’s volunteer program and average
of 4.85 out of 5 stars.

Volunteer Abroad

ISV’s projects are internationally recognized and awarded. We have a commitment to sustainability & positive change.