About Us

Our Story


We're a group of passionate, community conscious change makers who are committed to building leadership and self reliance in under-served communities. Read our Mission Statement.


Via International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with 40 years of experience engaging people to participate in community development initiatives. Our focus is to improve quality of life by providing educational and transformational experiences to connect people to community development work through voluntourism and civic engagement. Via's expertise lies in developing relationships at the grassroots level and listening and responding to the needs of each community. We support projects defined by the community that build leadership skills, promote gender equality, self-empowerment and civic engagement, and provide long-term solutions to improve individual’s lives. We define Community Development as a participatory process through which community members identify community needs and organize themselves to take the actions necessary to improve their quality of life.