CCIVS Initiatives

CCIVS activities & programmes are underpinned by the principles of Non-Formal Learning: learner-centeredness, voluntary participation, challenge -by- choice, a holistic approach & by the use of diversity as a resource

Current projects

Partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) to mobilize and involve young people and youth organizations in World Heritage preservation and promotion.

CCIVS was responsible for the global coordination of the Initiative from 2008 – 2022. In 2021 a decision was taken by the CCIVS General Assembly to hand over coordination to the Asia Coordination, Better World who since January 2023 is responsible for the global coordination.

Former projects since 2016

Regenerate Reconcile Youth Advocacy for Peace and the Environment (2023)


Always ON for Youth (2020-2022)


Youth Green Deal


EMpowering Youth

Involve INtegration of migrants as VOLunteers for the safeguard of Vulnerable Environments

Raising Peace

#IVS4Peace Inclusive Voluntary Service for Peace (2017-2020)

STEPS to the Future (2019)

Step to Change

IVS for Climate Justice

Volunteer Path

Build Peace