about IVOLO

IVOLO is a not for profit youth organisation located in the United Kingdom established by visionary individuals, with the aim of the provision of community participation and informal learning in the field of social support of youth, family and children. IVOLO has developed contacts with a wide range of similar organisations who share our values and beliefs throughout Europe and especially in Eastern Europe including the Baltic Countries and The Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Armenia in particular. IVOLO is committed to building on cultural links between young people through informal educational opportunities and using a range of non formal educational methods in our work based around the principles of youth work.

We work in partnership with educational establishments, youth centres, and the local community to strengthen relationships and offer opportunities to young people especially those facing some form of disadvantage whilst ensuring that young people at the centre of everything we do.

We have established a Europe wide network in over 20 countries offering quality training, conferences, seminars, youth exchanges and cultural experiences for the benefit of young people and youth organisations. During the past year much of our work reflected and celebrated the EU European Year of Volunteering objectives.

Our longer term vision and goals include developing a wide scale active citizenship approach among children and youth, mainstreaming, promoting and highlighting new and progressive pedagogical technologies and methods, championing community action and actively supporting community beneficial social – economic initiatives in the field of upbringing education, culture and education.