Visit International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)'s website to learn more about their programs abroad
IVHQ offers the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer programs in more than 50 destinations. Programs are available in Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, North America, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific where IVHQ has supported over 100,000 people to volunteer abroad since 2007.
Currently, IVHQ has programs in Bali, Costa Rica, South Africa, Greece, Fiji, Nepal, Peru, Jamaica, Madagascar, Spain, Cambodia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, Victoria Falls, India, Vietnam, Portugal, New Zealand, Laos, Belgium, Morocco, Romania, Brazil, China, Ghana, Colombia, Zambia, Uganda, Ecuador, Argentina, Jordan, USA, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Mexico and Thailand.
IVHQ has the largest range of affordable volunteer programs, ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Visit www.volunteerhq.org for more information.Write a review
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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is a leader in volunteer travel, working in 50 countries worldwide, and placing travelers on projects that contribute meaningfully to the community they are visiting.
If I've would've known that I was going to love it so much I would've signed up to stay longer. This was the best experience of my life. I can't...Read more
If I've would've known that I was going to love it so much I would've signed up to stay longer. This was the best experience of my life. I can't wait to go on my second IVHQ trip.
I absolutely loved my childcare program even though it was ridiculously short. I wish I signed up for at least 2 weeks. However, that’s a lesson for next time. The...Read more
I absolutely loved my childcare program even though it was ridiculously short. I wish I signed up for at least 2 weeks. However, that’s a lesson for next time. The kids were such sweethearts; they welcomed me with open arms. I cannot appreciate them enough. Also, Senora Lesby and her husband embraced me like I was one of their own. At the host family’s house, Julio and his girlfriend provided all of the volunteers with amazing food. We all experienced different food every single day. Our hosts also gave great recommendations of what to visit and try in La Antigua Guatemala. Overall, my first solo trip was an amazing one thanks to all the people involved with IVHQ and Maximo Nivel.
IVHQ helped to make one of my biggest dreams became true. I always felt the need and desire to be able to help people, who were not born to a...Read more
IVHQ helped to make one of my biggest dreams became true. I always felt the need and desire to be able to help people, who were not born to a place, like I was. IVHQ gave me the trust and the possibility to be able to go to Lima and spend there two weeks, supporting a local community and gain meaningful experience there, which I believe changed my entire mindset about how I live and what I really want to do in my future. IVHQ is the most reliable organization to do a volunteer job, every member of this organization helped me with kindness and patience to get through the program. The quality of the program for me is significantly high, I would do it all over again and I am sure I will go as soon as I can. I am grateful for what I experienced in Lima, and I will take it as a responsibility not to forget any of those children we took care of, not to forget the love and selflessness I got from the local community there, and not forget that I have two hands- one for helping myself and one for helping others.
Jambo, I'm Eden! In July 2021, I volunteered through IVHQ for 5 weeks in Arusha, Tanzania and it was the experience of a lifetime! From the moment I landed in...Read more
Jambo, I'm Eden! In July 2021, I volunteered through IVHQ for 5 weeks in Arusha, Tanzania and it was the experience of a lifetime! From the moment I landed in Tanzania, I had amazing support from the local staff and the flexibility to make my experience the best that it could possibly be. Hope, the in-country volunteer coordinator was very attentive to my and all the other volunteers' needs, and offered all the support that we could ever need. IVHQ has so much to offer in Tanzania. I was housed with incredible people from all over the world, each who were put at a volunteer placement that was just right for them. On the weekends, there were numerous activities and excursions that I could sign up for, which allowed me to be even more immersed in the culture of Tanzania. From going on safari, to playing with the kids at my school, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, everything about this program and this country is amazing! If you are considering volunteering in Tanzania, I would 100% recommended IVHQ!!