College Student Volunteer Abroad Groups
Volunteering abroad as a group of university or college students with International Volunteer HQ enables you to explore the world, give back, and gain experience in your field of study alongside fellow students. You’ll get the chance to support important social or environmental initiatives that align with your studies, immerse yourself in a different culture, and there’s the option to gain academic credit. This is a truly meaningful and rewarding way to spend your Spring, Summer, or Winter Break!
IVHQ provides the most affordable and flexible volunteer programs for student groups. Volunteer abroad for as little as US$275 (approximately AU$440) for one week, including your accommodation, meals, airport pickup, and more. Choose from more than 40 exciting countries available year-round with flexible start dates, durations, and programming.
From the moment you make an inquiry with IVHQ, our dedicated Group Support Team will work with you to help your planning, including:
- Understanding your service learning objectives and budget constraints
- Finding a destination and placement best suited to your group’s preferences, skills, and objectives
- Arranging any custom accommodation requirements
- Developing weekly schedules (volunteering or interning, accommodation, meals, trips, etc.)
- Organizing local transportation
- Booking tours
What do student volunteer groups say about their experience with IVHQ?
“As an experienced traveler, I have to say that I was impressed with the accommodations for our group and the friendly and knowledgeable staff. We felt taken care of the entire time, we knew what we needed to do and what they expected of us ahead of time. Staff was willing to help us understand the culture and our mission at all times, no question went unanswered. I am so happy I got a chance to participate on this trip and I look forward to future trips. I enjoy working with IVHQ.” Jasmine Linares, Austin Peay State University, (Street Children Work in Ecuador)
“For my group, the mix of structure and freedom was great for us. It was great to learn more about Indonesia and Bali in the orientation week, meeting people in the local community, trying new foods, wandering through the markets, seeing the beach and the countryside, and practising the language! This was an amazing experience, I’m so happy I went on this trip and so glad to have had the opportunity to go!” Gayatri Evans Sharma, Group Member from De Montfort University, (Teaching in Bali)
“Volunteering with IVHQ was the best decision of my life. Through a year of planning while in nursing school we fundraised enough for the trip! My peers and I were so grateful for the opportunity to be immersed in another culture while helping. We felt like we were able to make a difference while also learning so much! I will be back next year!” Kiersten Love, Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing, (Medical in Guatemala)
“Our university brought some students to volunteer in Kenya. I have learned so much from this experience and believe it has transformed me into a better version of myself. It has opened my perspective and view on the world and life’s aspects. The trip exceeded all my expectations positively and I could not thank the IVHQ team enough for the great memories and everlasting happy memories I hold in my heart, so thank you for everything.” Mariam Naiser, American University of Kuwait ,(Childcare in Kenya)
Volunteering FAQs for student groups
IVHQ can support group sizes from 2 to 50 members. For groups with 8+ members, we can design and customize a program to align with your group’s size and requirements.
Yes! We believe that no volunteer adventure would be complete without experiencing the natural and cultural wonders of your host country. We can share with you a range of activities and tours for your chosen program and get them booked for you.
IVHQ groups benefit from the opportunity to design a custom program and receive reduced transportation costs. Returning IVHQ groups are also eligible for 10% Registration Fee discounts and referral rewards.