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Volunteer Abroad as a Group

Volunteer abroad as a group with International Volunteer HQ

Taking a group volunteer program abroad is easy with IVHQ! We’re experts in creating customised group trips with 8 or more individuals for student-led, faculty-led service learning, high school, corporate or specialist groups (such as medical students), as well as families and friends.

We plan and deliver programs that allow groups to make positive contributions to community projects, foster cross-cultural learning and expand personal perspective. Taking a customised approach to each group enables us to work with you on an itinerary that suits your plans and is backed by over 12 years of expertise in volunteer travel.

You have the opportunity to choose from over 50+ programs in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Middle East and Pacific. Work with our expert Groups Team to find the right program for you.

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Group volunteer options:

Student-led

University student-led groups

Our expert Groups Team have been guiding student-led group trips since 2007. In that time, we’ve facilitated over 1,000 trips across our 50+ destinations.

We work with you on your group’s preferences and use our expertise to guide you towards the volunteer program that’s best suited to your skills. We’ve worked with a wide range of student groups with specialist interests and skills, ranging in size from 8 group members, up to 100.

Our process allows us to work with you from the point of enquiry and provide you with all the necessary estimated budgets and itineraries, in order to secure the best possible option for your group. Once your plans are secured, we support your group every step of the way in the lead up to your program. We offer the full package, meaning we assist with flights, insurance and in-country tours.

Planning this experience couldn’t have been easier. IVHQ was fantastic to work with - they were proactive in their approach, insightful, had quick responses, and never tired from our many, many questions and sometimes last-minute changes within our group. If you’re looking to arrange a group, you will have peace of mind with working with IVHQ University of Michigan Honors Group Leader

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Faculty-led

University faculty-led groups

Every year, hundreds of faculty members trust IVHQ to deliver their volunteer programs around the world. Our tailored approach to meeting faculty needs allows us to deliver the safest programs, backed by a schedule that enables tangible learning outcomes and full immersion in a new culture, enhancing global perspective.

Our tailored approach starts with understanding the needs of your faculty by providing detailed estimates and itineraries that allow you to move forward with confidence in your planning. Our affordable fees and flexible payment schedules mean programs are attainable for students and we can work with you on package options.

From the moment you enquire with IVHQ, our groups team offer you full support in your volunteer planning, including:

  • Weekly schedules (volunteering - accommodation - meals)
  • Flights
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Tours

Our group of 27 students all absolutely loved volunteering in Ecuador through IVHQ and we would strongly recommend that other colleges and university groups volunteer with IVHQ! Our students were able to actually make an impact in another part of the world, and our volunteers were so moved by the experience that many are planning on returning to Ecuador through IVHQ once again! University at Albany, SUNY group to Ecuador

If you want to provide your students with a life changing experience, talk with us today

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Medical Campaigns

Medical Campaigns provide groups with an opportunity to get outside hospitals and clinics to work within local communities that require much needed healthcare services. These campaigns are offered to groups with 8 or more members that have relevant experience in healthcare. The minimum requirement for group members is that they are in the early stages of training (pre-med, pre-nursing, pre-dental, pre-health, etc).

Facilitated by our local teams, each group will be taken on a campaign that suits their specific skill sets, that contribute the greatest impact to the host community. We offer medical campaigns in the following destinations:

Groups must have 8 or more members

  • Peru - Cusco
  • Guatemala
  • Costa Rica
  • India - Delhi
  • Nepal
  • Ghana

Groups must have between 8 and 15 members

  • Peru - Lima: Must at least be training in Medical or Nursing school, or have intermediate to advanced Spanish

To learn more about IVHQ’s Medical Campaigns, download our Campaign Brochure.

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High School

High school groups

Group high school programs provide students with a once in a lifetime opportunity - through immersion in another culture and giving back to community projects that match students’ skills or area of study.

Our high school programs require a ratio of one guardian to every 8 students. Guardians can be teachers/staff or parents that wish to take part in the program. Our team of volunteer travel experts have created customized group options for high schools from across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.

Send us an enquiry to discover what we can offer your group.

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Corporate

Corporate groups

Corporate volunteer opportunities with IVHQ enable organizations to develop critical skills, foster a culture of sustainability and widen CSR initiatives. Packages are designed with your expertise, skills and outcomes in mind.

With safe, responsible and affordable programs in more than 50 locations around the world, and expertise in employee engagement and corporate corporate social responsibility, IVHQ can design bespoke international volunteering experiences for groups or individuals that deliver tangible value to your business while also having a positive impact in communities.

This program was by far the most rewarding experience of my career. It was incredible seeing the impact that we could make on these heartfelt organizations in our short time on the ground. I enjoyed the opportunity to be challenged on so many dimensions (culturally, language skills, project leadership, strategic thinking in a non-commercial context, etc.) while working with high-achieving, down-to-earth peers and leaders. Such a refreshing experience that I will always hold near and dear! Deborah Scheele, Deloitte Human Capital Consulting Group

Organizations that volunteer abroad see consistent benefits within their teams, key pillars include:

  • Attract and retain the best talent
  • Develop essential skills and team culture
  • Foster creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrate your community impact

For all the corporates out there, I highly recommend this type of event through IVHQ – the impact on team culture and personal gratification was well worth the time. More importantly, the social impacts around supporting the local homeless people and providing some support for the sustainability of the operations for this NGO was appreciated. David Tein, Microsoft

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Families

Family groups

Not every family is cut out for a volunteering trip abroad, but you’re not like every family - you’re seeking a meaningful experience that allows you to give back to social causes, experience a new way of living, and provide your family with a refreshed global perspective.

When it comes to planning group trips for families, we guide you every step of the way and tailor our approach and recommendations based on your family dynamic. Whether you have young children or teenagers, we’ll find the perfect program to fit your skills and interests.

We take a budget-friendly approach to family trips and we can customise to suit your group based on the destinations you’re interested in.

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Group Resources

At IVHQ, we create customised itineraries that provide a safe environment for group members to learn, grow and challenge themselves. We do this through impactful volunteer programs and cultural immersion.

Groups that volunteer abroad with IVHQ choose us because of our affordable fees, our tailored service from experienced volunteer group trip experts and our approach to safety and responsible volunteering. We offer every group a range of value-added services, such as detailed pre-departure training and access to an alumni network of more than 100,000 volunteers. Read more about how we can support your groups below.

We’re proud of the university groups we’ve worked with in the past and the relationships we hold today. Discover who we work with and the feedback from their experiences.

Group alumni Group reviews

Group Enquiry Form

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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!