The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)?is a 501c3 nonprofit association dedicated to promoting awareness and access to quality volunteer abroad programs.

IVPA is committed to standards of excellence in the field of international volunteering and IVPA member organizations must uphold the IVPA’s Principles and Practices as guidelines for good programming as well as meet stringent membership criteria.

IVPA is an association of volunteer sending organizations but does not organize or run its own volunteer programs.