We’re a pretty excitable bunch here at IVHQ and we’re hugely passionate about what we do. But recently we’ve had a very good reason to be even more excitable and passionate than usual, and it’s not just because of the great feedback that we’ve been receiving from IVHQers, it’s because our founder and Executive Director Dan Radcliffe has been named New Zealand’s Entrepreneur of the Year!
I’m going to make the task of selecting your next voluntourism destination less daunting, by introducing you to the idea of traveling and becoming a volunteer in Laos, a little gem of South East Asia…
With thousands of IVHQers joining us every year, reading through all of our reviews is no small task, so we’re keeping it simple and sharing a series of IVHQ Reviews in less than 140 characters - thanks to Twitter!
I recently visited our volunteer program in Mexico and wanted to share an honest look at volunteering abroad in Mexico with IVHQ. If you are still torn between which IVHQ Latin America program to choose, be forewarned Mexico may just come out the winner before your reading is through.
The best way to learn a language is to live it, so why not travel to a destination where you can volunteer, learn a new language, gain course credit, and have some pretty epic experiences in your downtime?!
Volunteering and traveling with a friend in a different country can be an amazingly rewarding experience and cement a friendship for life, but it can also be a tricky minefield of diplomacy and compromise…
Argentina was quite the trip. I was only there for about 4 days, but it was jam-packed with things to do. After being greeted at the airport by Julio, the director of the Argentina volunteer program, I was driven to the volunteer house, where I met the volunteers, the local staff, and Dan and Katie from the IVHQ staff.
One Olympian, six schools and countless questions later, the first instalment of the IVHQ Athletes in Schools program has wrapped up here in Taranaki, New Zealand!