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It may seem ironic for a volunteer travel company to share stories around volunteering from home, but we like to support our local community and we like to share how you can support yours too! Plus we enjoy a bit of irony...
From a community of over 37,000 international volunteers, Colorado's Cara Lawler has been voted the IVHQ Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to building a more self-sufficient and permanent home for the children of El Shadai Grace Children’s Centre in Kenya.
In 7 short years, IVHQ has placed over 37,000 volunteers abroad, contributing a total of over 2.7 million volunteer hours to developing communities around the world! So what makes our volunteer abroad programs the best of the rest? It comes down to a few simple things…
After 16 hours of flying from New Zealand, I've touched down in Nepal with Ben Brown (IVHQ Risk and Responsible Volunteering Travel Manager) and Ashlee Bishop (IVHQ Nepal Program Coordinator) excited for a week of work with Bijen and our local Nep
IVHQ may be the world’s largest volunteer travel company, but we’re based in a small town here in New Zealand and supporting local community initiatives is important to us.
International Volunteer HQ is proud to share that Kristian Braeuer (AUS), Carolyn Eggart (USA), Hana Kitamura (AUS), Cara Lawler (USA), Zac Lanza (UK) and Vin Kebblewhite (AUS) are the IVHQ volunteers who have been selected as finalists for the 2014 IVHQ Volunteer
Many of our volunteers tell us that making the decision to volunteer abroad with IVHQ is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. However, sometimes the best decisions aren't necessarily the easiest…
Happy Birthday to IVHQ and three cheers for our 36,000+ IVHQ volunteers!
To mark our 7th Birthday, the International Volunteer HQ team spent the day planting trees here in New Plymouth as part of our carbon offsetting initiatives.
Following the birth of our first Wildlife Conservation volunteer program in Africa, our IVHQers witnessed the safe arrival of a new baby rhino in Victoria Falls!