ICV exists to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop human and community capacity in order to improve their quality of life, health, social and economic well-being and participation in Australian society.
We work with Indigenous communities that request support to raise their health, wellbeing and self-sufficiency.
ICV Community Development Officers explore a community’s vision and assets through face to face engagement.
If a project is approved by a regional manager, the scope of the project; its aims and objectives are prepared with the community.
Next, we match a community with a volunteer who can meet the particular needs of a project.
The best available volunteer from our skilled pool, for each project, is chosen in consultation with the community.
The volunteer works with the community and is supported with transport and accommodation needs by ICV and the hosting community. The Community Development Officer monitors a project’s progress from start to finish. Projects vary in length.
Donations allow us to fund the projects by supplying suitably skilled volunteers.