Affordable Single Volunteer Programs Trusted by 114,000+ travelers
International Volunteer HQ offers the world’s most popular and trusted solo volunteer abroad programs in over 50 destinations, including Ghana, Croatia, Costa Rica, Nepal, Zanzibar, Guatemala, Portugal and much more.
With program fees starting from just $180, IVHQ provides a range of safe, affordable and impactful volunteer opportunities abroad for international solo travelers.
A solo volunteer trip will push you out of your comfort-zone in the best possible way, building confidence, connection and independence. It will empower you to grow as a person, develop lifelong friendships and make a genuine difference to communities around the world.
With Covid-19 restrictions easing, the majority of IVHQ's volunteer programs are open and currently hosting volunteers, in line with local governments and health guidelines. You can book your solo volunteer trip with confidence thanks to our flexible booking policy which gives you the freedom to make changes to your travel dates, project and destination for free up to 14 days before your start date.
Best Programs for Single Volunteer Travelers
As the world's safest volunteer abroad organization, IVHQ is the number one choice for solo travelers. Most of our volunteers leave home on their own but return with incredible friendships that last a lifetime.
Volunteering abroad is the best way to travel solo as it empowers you to make a difference within your host community, while exploring a new country in a meaningful way. All IVHQ programs are open to solo volunteers - discover a few of our most popular singles volunteer opportunities below.
"I loved experiencing another culture. I loved making new friends from all over the world. I loved using my medical skills to benefit those who needed it. I love all the fun I had. I love the memories made. It was amazing."
- Lisa Reddington, Tanzania
Volunteer in Peru
Why volunteer abroad solo in 2021 & 2022?
Build confidence and push yourself out of your comfort zone
Find your independence and get to know the real you
Meet new people and build meaningful friendships easily
Immerse yourself fully in a culture by living like the locals
Focus on the skills you’d like to cultivate and form new goals
Make a visible impact that you can attribute to your personal input
Give back to communities and causes that value you as an individual
Feel complete freedom without having to compromise for a travel partner
Return home energized, motivated and with a fresh perspective on life
"I was a first time solo traveler, nervous and was not sure what to expect. I loved every minute of my experience with IVHQ. This was the best experience of my life! My only regret? I wish I stayed in Costa Rica longer than 1 week!"
- Kellen Skorupski, Costa Rica