What we're about

Let's help those in need!

Meet new international friends!

Learn other language and culture!

Wherever we are, there are people who are undergoing difficult times of life, and let's be there when they need us.

Let's look up for different types of volunteer opportunities in which we can participate across Korea.

Wouldn't it be nice to meet new people who are like-minded, and travel to new places and cities, to help those in need together?

Also, we just started our facebook. If you're a facebook user, please go visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/koreavolunteers/ and stay in touch with our volunteer friends!

[Our group on media]

Youtube: If you'd like to take a look at how one of our volunteering days looks like, visit youtube.com and watch a short film taken by one of our members at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq12LcvQ0vA&feature=youtu.be

SBS TV - World's Most Beautiful Journey 세상에서 가장 아름다운 여행 - July, 2013 - Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVO0aqWwd20

Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoPtgAyGpMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoPtgAyGpM) Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B45-OGt5pc

Or visit http://vod.sbs.co.kr/sw13/vod/player/vod_player.jsp?vodid=V0000247741&order=DESC&cPage=1&filename=cu0141f0049500&mode=bill

KBS WORLD Radio's Touchbase in Seoul hosted by Mark Broome featuring our group and two devoted volunteers, on Christmas, 2013: Joe Xu, Tina Marie Rodvong, Korea International Volunteers l KBS WORLD Radio - http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/contents_vie... (http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/contents_view.htm?lang=e&menu_cate=people&id=&board_seq=155642&page=0)

Korea Herald "Expats step up to help nuns connect with runaway teens" - http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20120606000491

동아일보 Dong A Ilbo (in Korean): https://www.donga.com/ISSUE/Vote2016/News?m=view&date=20150616&gid=71883750

Thanks and cheers!

“We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness” -- Albert Schweitzer

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain!" -- Vivian Greene

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give." -- Winston Churchill

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."

-- Lily Tomlin

"Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals." -- Unknown

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Being loved genuinely by someone gives you strength, while genuinely loving someone gives you courage. -- Lao Tzu

德不孤 必有隣

-- 孔子, 論語 里仁篇

We're not alone. They're not alone. You're not alone. -- James Kim

Note: Korea International Volunteers is strictly a non-religious, non-political, and non-profit volunteer organization. We go help those people going through difficult times of their life anywhere our help is needed but are not affiliated with any religious, political, and/or commercial entity. Thank you.

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's feed homeless people! - EASTERN Seoul Location

Location visible to members

Hello Volunteers,

Let's feed hundreds of homeless people at Garak Market Homeless Shelter together.

We've been regularly volunteering at this shelter, and shall go back on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Time: 9AM - 1:30PM, 3rd Saturday

Venue: Karak Market Homeless Shelter next to Karak Market 119 Safety Center

Meeting point: Exit 2, Karak Market Station, Line 3/Line 8

Our tasks: Cleaning, cooking, serving, doing dishes, garbage disposal, and more dirty jobs.

Confirmation: RSVP confirmation requests may be sent via email, messengers, text messages on your phone/kakao talk, etc. Please make sure to provide your contact info we can reach you when you RSVP. Your RSVP may be cancelled if not confirmed within a certain given timeframe. Thanks for your kind understanding.

Working in the kitchen is a hard work. We'll have to roll up our sleeves, and soak ourself in dirt and sweat if you're coming.

CONTACT: James Kim, Organizer at[masked]

FYI

The shelter's run by a Catholic Church and the City of Seoul. Just in case you'd like to know, no, I'm not affiliated with Catholic church in any way.

This is going to be one of our ongoing meetups. I'm planning and coordinating on multiple events with asylums, shelters, and so on. I'll post another couple of volunteer opportunities you may join sooner or later.

  • Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

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Let's feed homeless people - WESTERN Seoul Location - PART I

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Hello Volunteers,

Let's feed hundreds of homeless people.

We'll be feeding roughly 450 to 500 homeless peole at this center this time.

This is PART I of this date's meetup. The participants will help prepare food and cook some food, clean, etc. If you're an early bird, this meetup will be great for you. You may leave around noon before serving's started and our PART II team starts working.

If you may not make it, please make sure to update your RSVP for all other volunteers at your earliest convenience. Because we'll be a primary volunteer group for this date, we MUST have a certain number of volunteers joining us this time.

Important Logistics: PART I

Time: 845AM - 11AM

Venue: Thomas Homeless Shelter,[masked], Yeongdeungpo Dong, Yeongdeungpo Gu, next to Yeongdeungpo Subway Station on Line 1 (Please do not get confused with Yeongdeungpo Gu Office Station on Line 2 or Yeongdeungpo Market Station on Line 5)

Meeting point: Exit 6, Yeongdeungpo Subway Station, Line 1 at 845AM

Our task: Preparing and cooking food, cleaning, doing dishes, some dirty jobs, etc.

Confirmation: RSVP confirmation requests may be sent via email, messengers, text messages on your phone/kakao talk, etc. Please make sure to provide your contact info we can reach you when you RSVP. Your RSVP may be cancelled if not confirmed within a certain given timeframe. Thanks for your kind understanding.

Working in the kitchen is a hard work. We'll have to roll up our sleeves, and soak ourself in dirt and sweat if you're coming.

You may leave once all food preparation's over and our PART II volunteer team starts working.

CONTACT: James Kim[masked]

FYI

This shelter's has been run by a Catholic organization for 20 years. Just in case you'd like to know, no, I'm not affiliated with Catholic church in any way.

This is going to be one of our ongoing meetups. I'm planning and coordinating on multiple events with asylums, shelters, and so on. I'll post another couple of volunteer opportunities you may join sooner or later.

  • Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

Let's feed homeless people - WESTERN Seoul Location - PART II

Location visible to members

Hello Volunteers,

Let's feed hundreds of homeless people.

We'll be feeding roughly 450 to 500 homeless peole at this center this time.

We regularly visit this soup kitchen on the 4th week of each month. This shelter has a shortage of volunteers on some Saturdays, so requested for our help.

If you may not make it, please make sure to update your RSVP for all other volunteers at your earliest convenience. Because we'll be a primary volunteer group for this date, we MUST have a certain number of volunteers joining us this time.

Important Logistics

Time: 1030AM - 3PM

Venue: Thomas Homeless Shelter,[masked], Yeongdeungpo Dong, Yeongdeungpo Gu, next to Yeongdeungpo Subway Station on Line 1 (Please do not get confused with Yeongdeungpo Gu Office Station on Line 2 or Yeongdeungpo Market Station on Line 5)

Meeting point: Exit 6, Yeongdeungpo Subway Station, Line 1 at 1030AM

Our task: Cleaning, cooking, serving, doing dishes, garbage disposal, and more dirty jobs.

Confirmation: RSVP confirmation requests may be sent via email, messengers, text messages on your phone/kakao talk, etc. Please make sure to provide your contact info we can reach you when you RSVP. Your RSVP may be cancelled if not confirmed within a certain given timeframe. Thanks for your kind understanding.

Working in the kitchen is a hard work. We'll have to roll up our sleeves, and soak ourself in dirt and sweat if you're coming.

CONTACT: James Kim, Organizer at[masked]

FYI

This shelter's has been run by a Catholic organization for 20 years. Just in case you'd like to know, no, I'm not affiliated with Catholic church in any way.

This is going to be one of our ongoing meetups. I'm planning and coordinating on multiple events with asylums, shelters, and so on. I'll post another couple of volunteer opportunities you may join sooner or later.

  • Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

Let's feed homeless people! - EASTERN Seoul Location

Location visible to members

Hello Volunteers,

Let's feed hundreds of homeless people at Garak Market Homeless Shelter together.

We've been regularly volunteering at this shelter, and shall go back on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Time: 9AM - 1:30PM, 3rd Saturday

Venue: Karak Market Homeless Shelter next to Karak Market 119 Safety Center

Meeting point: Exit 2, Karak Market Station, Line 3/Line 8

Our tasks: Cleaning, cooking, serving, doing dishes, garbage disposal, and more dirty jobs.

Confirmation: RSVP confirmation requests may be sent via email, messengers, text messages on your phone/kakao talk, etc. Please make sure to provide your contact info we can reach you when you RSVP. Your RSVP may be cancelled if not confirmed within a certain given timeframe. Thanks for your kind understanding.

Working in the kitchen is a hard work. We'll have to roll up our sleeves, and soak ourself in dirt and sweat if you're coming.

CONTACT: James Kim, Organizer at[masked]

FYI

The shelter's run by a Catholic Church and the City of Seoul. Just in case you'd like to know, no, I'm not affiliated with Catholic church in any way.

This is going to be one of our ongoing meetups. I'm planning and coordinating on multiple events with asylums, shelters, and so on. I'll post another couple of volunteer opportunities you may join sooner or later.

  • Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

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