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World's #1 Affordable Volunteer Programs. Trusted By 80,000+

IVHQ is the world's most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization with the largest range of top-rated programs, available in 40+ destinations year-round! We...

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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 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

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

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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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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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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Cambodia

Affordable Childcare Volunteering in Cambodia

Cambodia has an incredibly high number of orphans comparative to the population. Many children have lost their parents due to HIV, while other parents cannot provide food,...

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Ghana

Volunteer and Coach Sports in Ghana

If you are a lover of sports and enthusiastic about working with kids, but are not confident enough to take on a teaching program, then this is a great program for you! Volunteers...

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Costa Rica

Volunteer in Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Ready to focus your volunteer efforts on the conservation of endangered sea turtles? Join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s leading volunteer travel organization,...

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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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International Volunteer HQ [IVHQ] Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

The Opportunity of a Lifetime in Uganda

Getting the opportunity to volunteer through IVHQ in Uganda for 3 weeks was the absolute experience of a lifetime. I had taken out so much more than I had ever expected. Getting to work in the HIV awareness program, Monday through Friday I was so blessed to get to go from village to village educating people of what HIV is, how it is spread and providing support and counseling to the individuals who tested positive. On top of that we were able to test communities to let them know what their results were to take the necessary steps immediately after. When we were not volunteering we really had the opportunity to immerse ourself in the bright and loving Ugandan culture. We went to numerous soccer games, safaris, boda boda tours through the capital, white water rafting and sunset boat cruises on the Nile. Personally the most important and life changing part I experienced was the relationships I made. Living, volunteering, eating and exploring with the other volunteers for almost a month gave me some of my best friends. These are people that I still communicate with regularly now being home and are planning our next trip back to Uganda with IVHQ. The individuals at placement were some of the most loving and informational people I had ever met. The people that the volunteers and I had the strongest connections with was the staff. We were so blessed to have the most loving, caring and protective staff. From the full time security, cook, grounds keeper, drivers and activity coordinators, they were all exceptional. We truly got to create friendships with them and learn so much about the depths of Uganda and its people. Learning their stories and sharing ours creating such an open and devoting environment in our volunteer house. Volunteering with IVHQ in Uganda was the best decision I have ever made and am so grateful to now be able to call that place and people a new home away from home.

Program: World's #1 Affordable Volunteer Programs. Trusted By 80,000+

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

Place you will miss

Through IVHQ I was able to meet awesome volunteers from all over the world. Great support from IVHQ staffs since the enrollment and during the project period. IVHQ is a big volunteer organiztion so it is well organized and many interesting projects are available. I am intested in visiting another destination through IVHQ.

The city Kandy was cool place to stay where authentic Sri Lankan lifestyle and strong buddism culture remains. I did the teaching for pre school kids and monks. There were texts available but every lesson kids were different in terms of age and English level so it was challenging to decide what to teach while the class in going on. But I really enjoyed it and it was what I was expecting!!

Program: Volunteer and Teach English in Sri Lanka

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

Would definitely volunteer with IVHQ again

This was the first volunteer trip I had ever been on so I was a bit hesitant on what the experience would be like but IVHQ made everything so easy and I felt supported throughout the entire experience! There was always staff available to answer questions I had both before and during my trip, it was easy to sign up, I felt like my skills were being used, and I had plenty of free time during my trip to explore the city. I volunteered both in Belgium for the Mobile Library project and in Romania for after-school support. They were very different from each other in terms of culture but being able to volunteer with IVHQ made the transition easy and I didn't have to worry about where I would be staying or my safety. I definitely recommend to anyone wanting to do some travel while still working on awesome, fulfilling projects and I already want to do many more of the programs! My only regret is not doing them for longer than 2 weeks, I was not ready to be done!!

Program: World's #1 Affordable Volunteer Programs. Trusted By 80,000+

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

The world coming together

My first trip with IVHQ was an amazing experience. As a pre med student, I was interested in seeing what the medical profession was like in a different country, specifically my family’s home country. The doctors and nurses were very friendly and happy to answer my questions. I learned so much from the different departments of the hospital and was able to determine which were my strengths and weaknesses. I also worked alongside with the other volunteers, who have become to be my friends. They were one of the main highlights of my IVHQ trip. Even though I was able to communicate to the doctors and patients in Vietnamese, I learned that laughter has no language barrier. Overall, I am thankful for this amazing opportunity to be able to learn and continue my study in medicine. I look forward to continue my trips with IVHQ!

Program: Volunteer in Medicine in Vietnam

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

The world coming together

My first trip with IVHQ was an amazing experience. As a pre med student, I was interested in seeing what the medical profession was like in a different country, specifically my family’s home country. The doctors and nurses were very friendly and happy to answer my questions. I learned so much from the different departments of the hospital and was able to determine which were my strengths and weaknesses. I also worked alongside with the other volunteers, who have become to be my friends. They were one of the main highlights of my IVHQ trip. Even though I was able to communicate to the doctors and patients in Vietnamese, I learned that laughter has no language barrier. Overall, I am thankful for this amazing opportunity to be able to learn and continue my study in medicine. I look forward to continue my trips with IVHQ!

Program: World's #1 Affordable Volunteer Programs. Trusted By 80,000+

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