International Volunteer HQ
International Volunteer HQ Programs
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different...
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...
International Volunteer HQ has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in working with children placements, sports programs, environmental placements, Carnaval...
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...
International Volunteer HQ Reviews
Submitted by A - New York | July 21, 2017
I have previously volunteered with ivhq before so was excited to experience it again. I Had a great time volunteering with ivhq in Mexico and really loved my placement! Both the kids and the ladies were really welcoming and I still felt comfortable even though I don't speak Spanish. Would be great to come back and see the kids one day!
Volunteer Childcare Placement in Cambodia
Submitted by Biljana Radoicic - Halls Gap | July 21, 2017
The overall experience was amazing. I felt like I was really immersed in the culture and I managed to make close friends with some locals there. The accommodation was great but the food was a bit bland. It was a family home so I respect that they have opened up their home to us. Maybe just a variety of food choices and have the ability to help cook our meals would be great.
Submitted by Mesa Sebree - Indiana University | July 20, 2017
This trip was definitely one for the books! I was initially pretty nervous since this was my first time out of country and I was alone, but this trip turned out to be everything I could ask for and more! Not only did we get to work directly with sea turtles every night but I met tons of amazing people and made some incredible memories at Playa Ostional, Costa Rica!
Submitted by Maria Clor | July 20, 2017
I loved the program and all volunteers! Very easy to form a community while traveling alone. I stayed with a host family and enjoyed it! At first I was nervous, I would be disconnected from the group not living at the Volunteer Inn, but that was not the case at all! I volunteered with the Teaching English and teaching abroad was such a cool experience- I LOVED it. The kids were amazing! If you come, just remember to drink lots and lots of water!
Program: Volunteer and Teach in Mexico
My Time In Costa Rica
Submitted by Jack - Primary School | July 20, 2017
In Costa Rica we were placed in Junquillal. We were right next to the beach at Verdi Azul with some very healthy food. Even when the showers were cold we still had fun. In morning work we go and clean up around Verdi Azul. Afternoon we help clean up the beach and other stuff to help baby see turtles and sometimes even dig them up and release them. Night patrol is late (and can be very hard). It lasts for three hours of walking with one break. In Costa Rica there will be a lot of rice with vegetables in them and beans. The most common sea turtle you will see during summer is the Olive Ridley. If a turtle laid it's eggs and you're not staying for 55 days or more you probably won't see them hatch. The IVHQ members and Verdi Azul members will be happy to answer all of your questions! I hope this tells you everything you want to know and have a great time!