World Youth International (WYI)

World Youth International Australia (WYI) is a not for profit, non-religious & non-political international development organisation that offers people over the age of 18 the opportunity to volunteer overseas.

World Youth International was founded in 1988 by the late Robert Hoey, and has since facilitated meaningful volunteer opportunities for more than 3,000 Australians, and provided access to basic services such as healthcare and education for more than 40,000 people across the globe.

At the heart of all our work is a commitment to community-led, sustainable development projects, and a belief in the power of volunteers to create real impact.


Our Vision

To educate, empower and inspire positive change within the global community through the legacy of Robert Hoey.


Our Mission

World Youth International (WYI) is committed to:

  • Creating innovative and exciting opportunities for people to live life passionately and contribute to the global community;
  • Enhancing quality of life, strengthening communities and reducing poverty through sustainable development projects.


Volunteer Programs

We offer unique, powerful and immersive volunteer experiences in Kenya, Nepal and Uganda!

World Youth International knows first-hand just how powerful one person can be! We also understand the positive impact created when you are one of many who come together to partner with communities in developing countries and become part of their solution.

Join one of our international volunteer programs and be part of an organisation making a big difference in our global community!

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