Korea International Volunteer Organization (KVO) was an international Non-Governmental Organization established in 1988 and has been supporting underdeveloped countries in the area of medical service, welfare activities, education, emergency relief for sustainable development as well as domestic welfare, culture, and environment of those countries. KVO is a corporate organization having the purpose of contributing to international cooperation and world peace. It obtained Special Consultative Status in UN ECOSOC in 2002.
Regarding overseas support activities, KVO has supported native people through operating free clinics, Taekwondo halls and a self-supporting farm in Bolivia, and offered medical service by dispatching UNV doctors and delivering relief goods to Cambodia. Besides. KVO has provided various support efforts in Russia(Sakhalin), Mongolia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Iraq and Ethiopia as well.
KVO has been established based on the theory that people can make society better to live together by providing help and love to those who are in need regardless of their nationality, religion, ideology, race or financial ability.