Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation which exists to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop community and human capacity in order to improve their quality of life, health, social and economic wellbeing.
ICV works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to harness opportunities and overcome disadvantage through community and human development projects. ICV works nationally with Indigenous communities, organisations, businesses, families and individuals to facilitate community development projects.
Community development projects create a two-way exchange. The projects provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with community development opportunities and access to skilled people and high quality services.
They also give non-Indigenous volunteers the chance to live and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and learn first-hand about their issues and culture. ICV provides opportunities for communities and volunteers to share knowledge, culture and understanding.
The Australian Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is a major sponsor of Indigenous Community Volunteers.
See the ICV website for more information about Indigenous Community Volunteers