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Refugee Volunteer Abroad Programs

Refugee Volunteer Abroad Programs

Are you looking to provide support and help for refugees abroad? International Volunteer HQ offers a range of volunteer opportunities for those wanting to address the global refugee crisis.

Whether you’re interested in NGO Support, Community Outreach, Sustainable Farming, Food Outreach or providing support through Arts and Music, we have a meaningful project to suit your interests. You can volunteer with refugees in Europe and the Middle East with IVHQ.

As a Refugee volunteer, you’ll help asylum seekers, migrants and displaced individuals to rebuild their lives by increasing access to education and career opportunities, food and other support services.

  • Choose from 5 Refugee Support programs across 3 destinations worldwide
  • Suited to compassionate volunteers who want to help refugees rebuild their lives

  • Gain experience with NGOs on the frontline, promoting better health and wellbeing outcomes for refugees

  • Educate and empower displaced youth, teens and adults around the world

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What to expect as a Refugee volunteer abroad

What to expect as a Refugee volunteer abroad

IVHQ offers unique Refugee volunteer opportunities abroad for those who are passionate about human rights and solving humanitarian issues. Each of our programs are unique to the region and are structured around what resources are needed most.

If you are creative and love working with children, our Arts & Music program in Jordan allows volunteers to work with child refugees in a fun, educational and engaging way.

For volunteers interested in hands-on work, you can support local food banks, soup kitchens and community centres on our Food Outreach Program in Brussels.

Alternatively, as a volunteer on our Sustainable Farming Program in Italy, you’ll work alongside migrants, refugees and asylum seekers supporting hands-on ecology and sustainability initiatives.

Regardless of which program you join, Refugee volunteering is an impactful way to explore another culture while addressing the global refugee crisis on a community level.

IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and are ideal for those looking to provide companionship and practical support to refugees in a safe and supportive environment.

Best Refugee volunteer opportunities abroad

Belgium

Community Outreach in Brussels

Program Fees from AU$931 for 1 week

Belgium

Food Outreach in Brussels

Program Fees from AU$931 for 1 week

Belgium

NGO Support in Brussels

Program Fees from AU$931 for 1 week

Italy

Sustainable Farming in Rome

Program Fees from AU$1292 for 2 weeks

Jordan

Arts and Music in Amman

Program Fees from AU$931 for 1 week

Why volunteer with Refugees abroad?

Why volunteer with Refugees abroad?

Today, nearly 82 million people are living as refugees worldwide, without access to proper food, clothing, resources and education. There are various ways you can support refugee resettlement while volunteering abroad, and you don’t necessarily need to work in a refugee camp to have an impact.

Refugee relief volunteers play an important role in ensuring displaced individuals and asylum seekers can learn, grow and thrive by improving access to food, shelter, clothing and education. Volunteering with refugees helps support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities.

Want to advocate for human and migrant rights from home? Intern Abroad HQ offers a wide-range of remote Law & Human Rights internships which can be completed from your laptop, including a unique Refugee & Migrant Rights out of Morocco internship.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Covid-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting disadvantaged and minority communities the hardest. To reduce inequalities, we must provide better services and support to refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities.

”Volunteering with IVHQ is a fantastic experience. The people at the incredible NGO I worked are truly remarkable and the tasks you get to do are diverse and humbling. I extremely encourage you if you are even slightly tempted to do this - go for it! Working within a refugee center and listening to some of the most beautiful and raw stories was truly heartwarming. For all the life lessons they have taught me - I am forever grateful and blessed.”

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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!