FOCSIV - Volontari nel mondo is the biggest Italian Federation of Christian NGOs and Volunteer sending organizations, working for human and community development in the North and the South of the World.
The Federation counts at present 80 organization members, with a membership base of 5.300 people, 398 groups and over 30.000 supporters. FOCSIV deploys over 600 volunteers in our 470 projects and about 3.000 workers in developing countries. Over 5.000 volunteers cooperate to carry out the initiatives promoted both in Italy and abroad.
Since its establishment in 1972, FOCSIV aims at contributing to struggle against every form of poverty and marginalization, to protect and promote human dignity and rights, and to foster the growth of communities and local institutions.
More than 18.000 volunteers have served for several years in countries in need, particularly in healthcare, agriculture, education, protection of human rights and institutional strengthening.