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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mexico

Volunteer and Work with Children in Mexico

Volunteers are always in high demand to provide support to economically disadvantaged children in Mexico. Volunteers on the Working with Children project offer support to...

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Zimbabwe

Wildlife Conservation with IVHQ in Victoria Falls

International Volunteer HQ offers a very special Wildlife Conservation project, working and living in the midst of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria

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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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International Volunteer HQ Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Teaching

I worked for just over one week out in a Providence of Xian teaching English at two schools

As I stayed with a family I was able to experience first hand their culture. My motto before I left to go wad to do what the locals do with no complaints, enjoy the experience whether good or bad, which I did, this allowed me to interact with the people many a time using our mobile phone apps to communicate which on the whole we did really well in understanding each other

Was made to feel welcome by teachers, students and the people of the community often being invited to homes for a meal

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience amongst the people from the Province and certainly have learnt how to be humble and that one does not need much to survive in life and still be happy

I also spent just over a week in Xian City teaching at a Disabled Center which I also enjoyed but at a more comfortable level

While I did enjoy working in the city my working experience out in the Province far outweighs the city in regard to the hardships of every day life and some of the living conditions experienced by some people and yet still have a smile on their face and such a friendly manner

Program: Affordable Volunteering Abroad in China: Costs from USD 270

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Teaching

I worked for just over one week out in a Providence of Xian teaching English at two schools

As I stayed with a family I was able to experience first hand their culture. My motto before I left to go wad to do what the locals do with no complaints, enjoy the experience whether good or bad, which I did, this allowed me to interact with the people many a time using our mobile phone apps to communicate which on the whole we did really well in understanding each other

Was made to feel welcome by teachers, students and the people of the community often being invited to homes for a meal

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience amongst the people from the Province and certainly have learnt how to be humble and that one does not need much to survive in life and still be happy

I also spent just over a week in Xian City teaching at a Disabled Center which I also enjoyed but at a more comfortable level

While I did enjoy working in the city my working experience out in the Province far outweighs the city in regard to the hardships of every day life and some of the living conditions experienced by some people and yet still have a smile on their face and such a friendly manner

Program: Affordable Volunteering Abroad in China: Costs from USD 270

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Memoirs in Ho Chin Minh

Getting a big hug and a thankyou in Vietnamese from an elderly man to whom i was serving food in the Food Outreach program in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam would definitely rank as one of the most cherished moments of my life.

The Food Outreach programme organized by International Volunteer HQ in Ho Chi Minh City was a truly unforgettable experience. Great Website, Outstanding support from the Program Manager at IVHQ, Prejourney resources, Value for Money, A very warm, friendly and helpful local team in Vietnam and a great experience in the volunteer program are all the reasons why i would definitely recommend International Volunteer HQ to any aspiring volunteer. Highly Recommended !!

Program: Volunteer in Food Outreach in Vietnam

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Great Volunteering Experience Teaching English in China

I spent 4 weeks teaching English in China, 2 weeks in a village and 2 weeks in Xi'an. It was a fantastic experience working with the children (who were always enthusiastic and lively) and meeting other volunteers. With IVHQ you really get to experience the country at a closer level than just travelling as you are working alongside locals everyday and live in areas that are not "touristy". In fact, during my two weeks in the village I did not meet a single person who could speak English. This gives a more authentic experience, and lets you know that what you are doing is truly worthwhile. On the weekends you get plenty of free time to explore the local area and even head further afield to see some of the main attractions in China. The accommodation in Xi'an is really homely as David (the man running the China project) often visits and his parents live there, providing hospitality and company to the volunteers. Overall it was a great experience and one that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in China or teaching or just wanting to travel.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Volunteering in Ghana 2016

I volunteered in Ghana, Africa for 2 months in 2016. When I first arrived in Ghana, I was taken to the first volunteer house where I met Benedict Adeli who went over all the important info I needed about my program. After all the volunteers had arrived a few days later we were all taken to our program placements. I was placed in the Pink program where I got the most amazing opportunity to volunteer in Potters village with the most amazing kids I have ever met. During my time there I got the chance to learn about the Ghanaian culture, I got to learn the language, and make such strong connections with the kids that I can be forever grateful for. Over the course of my volunteer time in Ghana, Benedict Adeli consistently checked up on me and the other volunteers doing in home visits, and messages through text always making sure the volunteers were safe, and comfortable and doing good. Benedict, and other IVHQ members always made sure that volunteers were doing okay and it was very reassuring to know that IVHQ takes such good care of their volunteers! If you have the chance to volunteer abroad I recommend you choose Ghana as your location and the Pink program as your placement!

Program: Volunteer in Childcare in Ghana

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