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Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs: from USD 10 per day

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different...

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Ghana

Volunteer in Childcare in Ghana

The Ghanaian orphanage program seeks to address the numerous problems that many children without proper education, health care, food, love and attention face as a result

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South Africa

Volunteer in Surfing in South Africa

Surfing is one of the most thrilling and exciting water sports anyone can get involved in. We have incorporated this timeless activity into a program for children to teach...

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Brazil

Incredible Volunteering in Brazil: Costs from USD 345

International Volunteer HQ has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in working with children placements, sports programs, environmental placements, Carnaval...

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Ghana

Volunteer and Teach in Ghana

Although Ghana is an English speaking country, many school children cannot communicate effectively in the English language. This is a common trend in both rural and urban...

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Ghana

Volunteer in Medicine in Ghana

The Ghana medical program is a rural community-based program with the aim of helping smaller Ghanaian communities which are deprived of basic medical access and health care....

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Ecuador

Volunteer in School Support Programs in Ecuador

The School Support Project involves tutoring, providing educational support and instilling confidence in Ecuadorian children who have recently been enrolled (or reenrolled)...

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Ghana

Incredible Volunteering in Ghana: Costs from USD 270

Volunteers are needed NOW through International Volunteer HQ's partner organization in Ghana! A wide range of volunteering placements are available in order for participants...

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Madagascar

Marine Conservation Volunteering with IVHQ in Madagascar

Volunteers on the Marine Conservation project have the opportunity to join a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in Madagascar...

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Ghana

Volunteer in Construction and Renovation in Ghana

Based in rural Ghana, the Construction and Renovation project offers volunteers the special opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve the infrastructure

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Indonesia

Volunteer in a Kindergarten in Bali

The Kindergarten project supports government owned centers and those wholly supported by IVHQ’s partner organization in Bali. It is for local children aged 3 to 7 years...

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South Africa

Volunteer in Childcare in South Africa

The childcare program consists of caring for children, providing education and designing activities for the children and helping with general duties of the centre, such as...

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South Africa

Volunteer and Teach in South Africa

Volunteers on the teaching project will be placed at one of our local community public schools. Volunteers will be working alongside teachers at the school, tutoring students...

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Costa Rica

Volunteer in Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

At the turtle project, volunteers assist Costa Rican biologists with their work and research at the beach. Volunteers help with studies and protection work of the sea turtles,...

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International Volunteer HQ Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The most important learning experience of my life in Fiji

I've been to quite a few countries all over the world and my time in Fiji has been my favorite experience so far. To start, Fijians are the nicest people. Everyone smiles and says hi just walking down the street. I didn't go to Fiji to help them; I went to learn from them and to see what their culture is like, and let me tell you, I loved their culture and learned so much. My program coordinators were so helpful and clearly cared about making the biggest impact in their own communities. They and the communities were so appreciative. I worked on the Construction and Renovation project, which was a truly humbling experience. The communities just wanted a room to teach their children in and I am so thankful I could help in anyway I could. They really taught me that no matter where you come from, everyone deserves an education, and to really appreciate what you have. I cannot thank IVHQ and The Green Lion enough for such a wonderful experience!

Program: Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs: from USD 10 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Life altering

This trip has modified my life and outlook on humanity in all of the greatest ways. The ease of working with IVHQ and the in-country programs was seamless and it took all of the stress and effort out of planning, so that we could dedicate our time and energy to what really mattered...volunteering with the children in Ecuador.

Program: Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs: from USD 10 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

IVHQ Ghana

I was in Ghana for 8 weeks, it was very hard for me to adjust at first because its very overwhelming and you are there on your own. In this period of adjustment I had a lot of help from the IVHQ staff who always said to me "We only want you to be happy. How can we help?"
After a rough first weeks I can say being there was one of the most amazing experiences in my life, I made such good friends who were my support through the hole program and got the chance to teach to amazing and brilliant children.
We taught summer school and the children were so eager to learn it motivated you to prepare a good class and different activities.
If you are thinking about going to Africa I really recommend this project, I would recommend 3 weeks or more and to be willing to help in everything you can. If you can bring things from home that you think could be useful for the project, do it.
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!

Program: Volunteer and Teach in Ghana

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Guatemala living

I was very nervous about going to a foreign country, alone but was comforted by how organized IVHQ was prior to my departure. I had gone to great lengths to research many different traveling agencies and I am VERY happy with my entire IVHQ experience.

Finally the day came to leave and I was super excited. It was a long travel day so it was easy to sleep as soon as a got my home stay. The next day meeting the others at my house and the local team was very comforting and helpful with regards to tricks and tips for life in Antigua.

I worked at a vet clinic for two weeks with the most amazing Doctor and team members. I loved hearing them speak spanish and learning about all the issues they deal with in their vet clinics on a daily basis. Thank goodness Doctor JP also spoke English so it was easy to understand.
Staying in a home stay and volunteering made me feel like a true local and gave me the true "Guatemalan Living" experience. Not only did I get to experience living in a traditional house with their traditional meals and hear about their daily lives but they treat you like family, so you also get to experience the Guatemalan close knit community where they would do anything to help you - from where to eat, to practicing spanish, to talking about each others lives.

I also had the pleasure of meeting and being friends with so many other travelers. I love hearing everyone's story and you always have someone to check out a restaurant or a tour with.

I took a couple solo trips on the weekend - one to Lake Atitlan and the other was hiking the Pacaya Volcano. I loved exploring t his beautiful country and will cherish these memories forever.

My volunteer experience in Guatemala gave me a sense of confidence that I could do anything I set my mind to and truly turn dreams into reality. My next dream is to be able to speak spanish fluently.
I am already dreaming up my next adventures I want to take with IVHQ.

Program: Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs: from USD 10 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Experience of lifetime

Ivhq has provided the best experience I've had so far! I love volunteering with ivhq as they provide excellent programs with amazing support. I recommend ivhq to anyone looking to step outside and make difference in this world!

Program: Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs: from USD 10 per day

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