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Volunteer Abroad Programs

Discover the best volunteer opportunities abroad in over 50 destinations with International Volunteer HQ

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world’s leading volunteer travel organisation and Australia’s favourite volunteer provider - trusted by 127,346 volunteers worldwide. With more than 15 years experience and volunteer programs starting from just AU$31 per day including accommodation, you won’t find a more affordable and trustworthy organisation for impactful volunteer holidays, gap years or an alternative break.

You can volunteer overseas with IVHQ for durations ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks, with volunteering abroad programs available year round in Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, North America, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific. Even if you’re looking for volunteer programs close to home, we have a Marine Conservation program in the Great Barrier Reef which is popular with Australian volunteers, as well as international volunteers.

IVHQ programs are available in 50+ destinations worldwide
Explore IVHQ North America programsNorth America
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Discover North America

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Explore IVHQ Central America programsCentral America
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Discover Central America

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Explore IVHQ Caribbean programsCaribbean
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Explore IVHQ Europe programsEurope
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Explore IVHQ Middle East programsMiddle East
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Discover the Middle East

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Explore IVHQ Pacific programsPacific
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Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Volunteering abroad with IVHQ enables you to make meaningful contributions to community projects in the areas of education, healthcare, construction, childcare, community development, conservation, social enterprise, volunteering with animals, wildlife and more. Browse by project type.

Looking for inspiration on where to volunteer abroad? Here’s where you can make a difference with IVHQ:

Volunteer in Australia
Volunteer in Australia with IVHQ
1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+
Program Fees from AU$1619
Volunteer in Belize
Private island off the Caribbean coast of Belize
Volunteer in Belize with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 8 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from AU$1642
Volunteer in New Zealand
Volunteer abroad in New Zealand with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from AU$1674
Volunteer in Victoria Falls
Private game reserve in Victoria Falls
Volunteer abroad in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from AU$1634

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!