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Find out what to expect from volunteering abroad with International Volunteer HQ.

Find out what to expect from volunteering abroad

Here’s what IVHQ volunteers say about their experiences. Get an honest and candid insight into what to expect from volunteering abroad…

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Where You Can Make The Biggest Impact As A Volunteer

Where Can You Make The Biggest Impact As A Volunteer?

Wondering which volunteer projects are looking for volunteers like you? Find out where you can add the most value based on your skills and interests!

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Best Volunteer Abroad Programs in 2022 & 2023 with IVHQ

The Best Volunteer Abroad Programs For 2022 & 2023

What are IVHQ’s highest rated volunteer destinations? Discover the top 25 best places to volunteer abroad in 2022 & 2023, as chosen by past IVHQ volunteers…

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Where Should You Volunteer Abroad In 2023 QUIZ?

QUIZ: Where Should You Volunteer Abroad In 2022 or 2023?

Considering volunteering abroad in 2022 or 2023? Take this quiz to find out where you should go…

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Alternative Winter Break Trips with IVHQ 2022 & 2023

Best Winter Break Volunteer Programs in 2022 & 2023

Want to spend your winter break volunteering in the sunshine? Discover our most popular (and warm!) winter break volunteer abroad programs…

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Best LGBTQ+ Travel Destinations for Volunteers with IVHQ

Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Destinations For Volunteering Abroad

Looking for the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations for volunteering abroad? Check out our LGBT travel guide to find out which IVHQ programs are based in the most queer friendly countries around the world!

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8 Tips For Returning Home After Volunteering Abroad

8 Tips For Returning Home After Volunteering Abroad

Here are our top tips for reintegrating back into home life after your volunteer abroad trip with IVHQ, including how to deal with reverse culture shock and what to do next!

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Teen Volunteer Abroad Programs with IVHQ

Teen Volunteer Abroad Programs

Discover the best volunteer opportunities for teens across 50 destinations worldwide and get tips for volunteering abroad as a teenager…

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Best Marine Conservation Volunteer Programs

Best Marine Conservation Volunteer Programs 2022 & 2023

Explore the best marine conservation volunteer programs, ranging from scuba diving volunteering to protecting sea turtles and marine ecosystems.

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Top IVHQ Summer Abroad Programs 2022 & 2023

Best Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs for 2022 & 2023

Discover the best summer volunteer abroad program for you in 2022. To make your planning easier, IVHQ has compiled our top 20 summer volunteer projects based on popularity and reviews in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

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Medical Mission Trips with IVHQ

Best Medical Mission Trips 2022 & 2023

Top medical mission trips with IVHQ for medical professionals, dentists, college students and pre-med students in hospitals and clinics in over 15 destinations around the world. Plan your medical mission trip here…

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Best Environmental Conservation Programs Abroad for Eco Volunteers with International Volunteer HQ.

Best Environmental Conservation Programs for Eco Volunteers

We’ve rounded up our favorite Environmental Conservation programs abroad to help you find the program that best suits your skills, goals and personal interests.

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