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Volunteer Abroad Reviews


Louise Gjedsted
Nationality: Danish
Age: 20
Program: Kenya
Project: Teaching
Date: September 2014 - 8 weeks

The accommodation in Kenya was good. My host mom and the food were also fantastic. The best part for me was having great experiences with both the locals and the volunteers from all over the world.


Jo Townsend
Nationality: Australian
Age: 55
Program: Cambodia
Project: Teaching English
Date: October 2013 - 3 weeks

This was my second time on the program and I have so many great memories from my time in Cambodia, but my favourite would have to be the smiles on the faces of the children every morning when I would arrive at the orphanage in the morning and then again in the afternoon after school. The eagerness of the children to learn was absolutely inspiring! Volunteering is such a rewarding experience and it is something that changes your life in some way.

Carley McGregor
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 24
Program: Tanzania
Project: Childcare
Date: March 2013 - 4 weeks

My time on the program was GREAT! I met some amazing people and my mama and head of the house were fantastic. The food was amazing and all the rooms were very clean. I have no complaints! 

Djenifer Matejevic
Nationality: Serbian
Age: 20
Program: Thailand
Project: Outdoor Work
Date: August 2014 - 2 weeks

I had a wonderful time on the program in Thailand! The people and the staff were awesome, and they were doing a really good job. The work was hard but also a lot of fun. I am really proud of my work on the program and that my friends and I chose IVHQ. We are all looking forward to planning our next volunteer project!

Madelaine Haggett
Nationality: Australian
Age: 19
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Childcare
Date: October 2014 - 3 weeks

I have had an amazing experience that I will never forget. In the beginning I felt a bit of culture shock because India is so different to anywhere I had been, however upon completion of my program I had adjusted to living in Delhi and I have enjoyed taking on the many challenges that India presents! I will miss the beautiful children from my placement.


Jamie Berndt
Nationality: American
Age: 27
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Health
Date: October 2014 - 1 week

Everyone was extremely hospitable and helpful in Delhi. The food and accommodation were beyond what I expected. My host parents welcomed me into their home and made me feel like family, at no point was I disappointed or uncomfortable. My greatest regret is that I could not stay longer. I have made some amazing friends and learned so much about India and myself. I consider IVHQ to be of high standard and I look forward to more IVHQ trip in the future!


Willa Leannah
Nationality: American
Age: 23
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Teaching English
Date: October 2014 - 3 weeks

I keep telling my friends and family that all my high expectations about this trip have been exceeded; my only regret is that I wish I stayed longer! I can't wait to come back. I will never be the same again, because of IVHQ I was able to take in so many different aspects of India! I was able to take tours, see the countryside and get totally immersed in the culture. I had such a well-rounded experience, I feel so fulfilled!

Michael Bones
Nationality: Australian
Age: 25
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Childcare
Date: June 2014 - 20 weeks

My time in Delhi was been amazing! My host family have been amazing and they will remain lifelong friends of mine. I also really enjoyed the food and accommodation. The program itself was quite related and enabled me to contribute as much as I was able; I was also able to travel in my free time, which I have really enjoyed! I will miss all of the friends I have made here, but plan on returning as soon as I can so I can see them all again! Hats off to IVHQ and particularly to my host family, Mary and Jeremiah who have made this trip so enjoyable for me!

Amanda Ledee
Nationality: American
Age: 22
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Slum Teaching
Date: October 2014 - 2 weeks

Volunteering with IVHQ has been an incredible experience! I love India and have met some amazing people here on this trip. Volunteering in the slum has been an eye opening experience for me. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful kids halfway across the world!

Grace Tranter-Ings
Nationality: Australian
Age: 19
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Slum Teaching
Date: October 2014 - 8 weeks

I had a superior experience in India with IVHQ and found the staff very helpful! I took part in the orientation week and I found this week to be a fun introduction to India and I was also able to meet many other volunteers! My placement was very enjoyable and my students were lovely.

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