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Argentina - Buenos Aires

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Volunteer projects available in Argentina - Buenos Aires

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$592 Equivalent to CA$85/day
2 weeks CA$903 Equivalent to CA$65/day
3 weeks CA$1122 Equivalent to CA$53/day
4 weeks CA$1340 Equivalent to CA$48/day
5 weeks CA$1559 Equivalent to CA$45/day
6 weeks CA$1778 Equivalent to CA$42/day
8 weeks CA$2216 Equivalent to CA$40/day
10 weeks CA$2653 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3091 Equivalent to CA$37/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$35 per week, while the Healthcare project and Medical Outreach project has an extra cost of US$65 per week. These extra costs cover the supervision, materials and the logistics involved in these projects.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunch and dinner, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Buenos Aires generally find US$160 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including in-country tours and optional Spanish lessons.

Argentina - Cordoba

Explore volunteering in Argentina - Cordoba
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$458 Equivalent to CA$66/day
2 weeks CA$762 Equivalent to CA$54/day
3 weeks CA$1023 Equivalent to CA$49/day
4 weeks CA$1284 Equivalent to CA$46/day
5 weeks CA$1545 Equivalent to CA$44/day
6 weeks CA$1799 Equivalent to CA$43/day
8 weeks CA$2293 Equivalent to CA$41/day
10 weeks CA$2773 Equivalent to CA$40/day
12 weeks CA$3197 Equivalent to CA$38/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$35 per week for supervision, while the Holiday Experience project has an extra cost of US$125 per week. These extra costs cover the supervision, materials and the logistics involved in these projects.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunch, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Cordoba generally find US$50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including in-country tours and optional Spanish lessons.

Australia

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Volunteer projects available in Australia

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$1425 Equivalent to CA$204/day
2 weeks CA$2879 Equivalent to CA$206/day
3 weeks CA$4262 Equivalent to CA$203/day
4 weeks CA$5646 Equivalent to CA$202/day
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and weekday lunches
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Program Fees for the Australia program are non-refundable once inside 30 days of the program start date. Any changes or cancellations within 30 days of the program start date are subject to a US$430 late change/cancellation fee.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, some meals, public transport to and from the airport.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Australia generally find US$200 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as weekend lunches and all dinners, and local tours and activities.
  • Program Fees for the Australia program are non-refundable once inside 30 days of the program start date. Any changes or cancellations within 30 days of the program start date are subject to a US$430 late change/cancellation fee.

Bali - Lovina

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Volunteer projects available in Bali - Lovina

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$564 Equivalent to CA$81/day
2 weeks CA$828 Equivalent to CA$59/day
3 weeks CA$1099 Equivalent to CA$52/day
4 weeks CA$1342 Equivalent to CA$48/day
5 weeks CA$1571 Equivalent to CA$45/day
6 weeks CA$1799 Equivalent to CA$43/day
8 weeks CA$2235 Equivalent to CA$40/day
10 weeks CA$2672 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3108 Equivalent to CA$37/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The School and Community Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Bali - Lovina generally find US$80-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Bali - Ubud

Explore volunteering in Bali - Ubud
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$508 Equivalent to CA$73/day
2 weeks CA$765 Equivalent to CA$55/day
3 weeks CA$1021 Equivalent to CA$49/day
4 weeks CA$1285 Equivalent to CA$46/day
5 weeks CA$1535 Equivalent to CA$44/day
6 weeks CA$1757 Equivalent to CA$42/day
8 weeks CA$2193 Equivalent to CA$39/day
10 weeks CA$2629 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3065 Equivalent to CA$37/day
Bali - Ubud: Turtle Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1047 Equivalent to CA$75/day
3 weeks CA$1537 Equivalent to CA$73/day
4 weeks CA$2019 Equivalent to CA$72/day
5 weeks CA$2439 Equivalent to CA$70/day
6 weeks CA$2865 Equivalent to CA$68/day
8 weeks CA$3605 Equivalent to CA$64/day
10 weeks CA$4351 Equivalent to CA$62/day
12 weeks CA$5091 Equivalent to CA$61/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project. Please note that if you choose the 1-week Introduction, the surcharge will only start from your second week. You can find the schedule outlined on the program page.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Bali - Ubud generally find US$80-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Belize

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Volunteer projects available in Belize

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$1446 Equivalent to CA$289/day
2 weeks CA$2752 Equivalent to CA$275/day
3 weeks CA$4058 Equivalent to CA$271/day
4 weeks CA$5363 Equivalent to CA$268/day
5 weeks CA$6669 Equivalent to CA$267/day
6 weeks CA$7975 Equivalent to CA$266/day
8 weeks CA$10586 Equivalent to CA$265/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, and transport to and from the airport.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Belize generally find US$200 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses, including accommodation and meals on the mainland for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and miscellaneous spending.
  • Please note: Volunteers will need to budget an extra US$30 per week for Marine Conservation Park fees and US$30 per week for dive gear rental.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$550 late change/cancellation fee.

Brazil

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Volunteer projects available in Brazil

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$769 Equivalent to CA$55/day
3 weeks CA$981 Equivalent to CA$47/day
4 weeks CA$1192 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1404 Equivalent to CA$40/day
6 weeks CA$1616 Equivalent to CA$38/day
8 weeks CA$2039 Equivalent to CA$36/day
10 weeks CA$2463 Equivalent to CA$35/day
12 weeks CA$2886 Equivalent to CA$34/day
16 weeks CA$3733 Equivalent to CA$33/day
20 weeks CA$4580 Equivalent to CA$33/day
24 weeks CA$5427 Equivalent to CA$32/day
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • If your chosen duration includes the Carnival festival (scheduled for February 16th - 23rd, 2023) , a one-off surcharge will apply which covers the increase in the cost of accommodation and living in Brazil during Carnival. For those who will be on the program during this time, a US$350 surcharge will be added to the program fee for the week of February 21st. If your duration finishes on Saturday 18th February, a surcharge of US$100 will apply.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Brazil generally find US$250 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including lunch, dinner and miscellaneous spending.
  • If your chosen duration includes the Carnival festival (scheduled for February 16th - 22nd, 2023) , a one-off surcharge will apply which covers the increase in the cost of accommodation and living in Brazil during Carnival. For those who will be on the program during this time, a US$350 surcharge will be added to the program fee.

Cambodia

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$571 Equivalent to CA$41/day
3 weeks CA$762 Equivalent to CA$36/day
4 weeks CA$924 Equivalent to CA$33/day
5 weeks CA$1086 Equivalent to CA$31/day
6 weeks CA$1249 Equivalent to CA$30/day
8 weeks CA$1573 Equivalent to CA$28/day
10 weeks CA$1898 Equivalent to CA$27/day
12 weeks CA$2216 Equivalent to CA$26/day
16 weeks CA$2837 Equivalent to CA$25/day
20 weeks CA$3458 Equivalent to CA$25/day
24 weeks CA$4079 Equivalent to CA$24/day
Cambodia: Medical Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
4 weeks CA$1206 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1510 Equivalent to CA$43/day
6 weeks CA$1672 Equivalent to CA$40/day
8 weeks CA$1997 Equivalent to CA$36/day
10 weeks CA$2463 Equivalent to CA$35/day
12 weeks CA$2780 Equivalent to CA$33/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Animal Care project has an extra cost of US$10 per week to cover the resources that the local team donate to the placements, i.e. food and snacks, while the Medical project has a separate fees table (please see the Cambodia Medical project page) to cover the support you receive from the hospital staff.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Cambodia generally find US$50-80 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

China

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Volunteer projects available in China

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$437 Equivalent to CA$63/day
2 weeks CA$691 Equivalent to CA$49/day
3 weeks CA$945 Equivalent to CA$45/day
4 weeks CA$1199 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1453 Equivalent to CA$42/day
6 weeks CA$1707 Equivalent to CA$41/day
8 weeks CA$2216 Equivalent to CA$40/day
10 weeks CA$2724 Equivalent to CA$39/day
12 weeks CA$3232 Equivalent to CA$38/day
16 weeks CA$4248 Equivalent to CA$38/day
20 weeks CA$5265 Equivalent to CA$38/day
24 weeks CA$6281 Equivalent to CA$37/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in China generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Costa Rica

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$592 Equivalent to CA$85/day
2 weeks CA$1002 Equivalent to CA$72/day
3 weeks CA$1397 Equivalent to CA$67/day
4 weeks CA$1743 Equivalent to CA$62/day
5 weeks CA$2032 Equivalent to CA$58/day
6 weeks CA$2322 Equivalent to CA$55/day
8 weeks CA$2900 Equivalent to CA$52/day
10 weeks CA$3479 Equivalent to CA$50/day
12 weeks CA$4058 Equivalent to CA$48/day
16 weeks CA$5215 Equivalent to CA$47/day
20 weeks CA$6373 Equivalent to CA$46/day
24 weeks CA$7530 Equivalent to CA$45/day
Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio Projects
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
3 weeks CA$1609 Equivalent to CA$77/day
4 weeks CA$1976 Equivalent to CA$71/day
5 weeks CA$2265 Equivalent to CA$65/day
6 weeks CA$2554 Equivalent to CA$61/day
8 weeks CA$3133 Equivalent to CA$56/day
10 weeks CA$3705 Equivalent to CA$53/day
12 weeks CA$4284 Equivalent to CA$51/day
16 weeks CA$5441 Equivalent to CA$49/day
20 weeks CA$6599 Equivalent to CA$47/day
24 weeks CA$7756 Equivalent to CA$46/day
Costa Rica: Volunteer Summer Camp for Independent Teens Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$2533 Equivalent to CA$362/day
2 weeks CA$4644 Equivalent to CA$332/day
3 weeks CA$7036 Equivalent to CA$335/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Turtle Conservation, Healthcare, Dental, Eco-Agriculture, Holiday Experience and Construction projects also have an extra cost of US$85 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in these projects. The Medical Campaign has a one off payment of US$790
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Costa Rica generally find US$150 - US$200 per week to be sufficient for expenses. For Turtle Conservation and Eco-Agriculture projects, volunteers can bring less spending money as the location is remote and all meals will be provided.

Croatia

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$853 Equivalent to CA$122/day
2 weeks CA$1376 Equivalent to CA$98/day
3 weeks CA$1898 Equivalent to CA$90/day
4 weeks CA$2420 Equivalent to CA$86/day
5 weeks CA$2943 Equivalent to CA$84/day
6 weeks CA$3465 Equivalent to CA$83/day
8 weeks CA$4509 Equivalent to CA$81/day
10 weeks CA$5554 Equivalent to CA$79/day
12 weeks CA$6599 Equivalent to CA$79/day
Croatia: Marine Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$1517 Equivalent to CA$217/day
2 weeks CA$2533 Equivalent to CA$181/day
3 weeks CA$3691 Equivalent to CA$176/day
4 weeks CA$4848 Equivalent to CA$173/day
5 weeks CA$5865 Equivalent to CA$168/day
6 weeks CA$6881 Equivalent to CA$164/day
8 weeks CA$8914 Equivalent to CA$159/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Croatia generally find US$80 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

Ecuador - Quito

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$381 Equivalent to CA$54/day
2 weeks CA$564 Equivalent to CA$40/day
3 weeks CA$755 Equivalent to CA$36/day
4 weeks CA$952 Equivalent to CA$34/day
5 weeks CA$1171 Equivalent to CA$33/day
6 weeks CA$1362 Equivalent to CA$32/day
8 weeks CA$1729 Equivalent to CA$31/day
10 weeks CA$2180 Equivalent to CA$31/day
12 weeks CA$2505 Equivalent to CA$30/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunches, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Quito generally find US$50 - US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches, water bottles and local tours and activities. Please note that if you wish to make any payment to the local team whilst on the program, this will need to be done via cash or bank transfer.

Ecuador - Santa Elena

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$515 Equivalent to CA$74/day
2 weeks CA$698 Equivalent to CA$50/day
3 weeks CA$931 Equivalent to CA$44/day
4 weeks CA$1122 Equivalent to CA$40/day
5 weeks CA$1355 Equivalent to CA$39/day
6 weeks CA$1545 Equivalent to CA$37/day
8 weeks CA$1912 Equivalent to CA$34/day
10 weeks CA$2378 Equivalent to CA$34/day
12 weeks CA$2689 Equivalent to CA$32/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Animal Care and Environmental Education projects also have an extra cost of US$40 for materials and the logistics involved in this project.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunches, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Santa Elena generally find US$50 - US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches, Spanish language lessons, and local tours and activities. Please note that if you wish to make any payment to the local team whilst on the program, this will need to be done via cash or bank transfer.

Fiji

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Volunteer projects available in Fiji

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$599 Equivalent to CA$86/day
2 weeks CA$870 Equivalent to CA$62/day
3 weeks CA$1149 Equivalent to CA$55/day
4 weeks CA$1420 Equivalent to CA$51/day
5 weeks CA$1662 Equivalent to CA$48/day
6 weeks CA$1912 Equivalent to CA$46/day
8 weeks CA$2412 Equivalent to CA$43/day
10 weeks CA$2912 Equivalent to CA$42/day
12 weeks CA$3411 Equivalent to CA$41/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has a surcharge of US$75 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project. Please note that if you choose the Introduction Week option, the surcharge will only start from your second week.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Fiji generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Ghana

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$381 Equivalent to CA$54/day
2 weeks CA$578 Equivalent to CA$41/day
3 weeks CA$748 Equivalent to CA$36/day
4 weeks CA$917 Equivalent to CA$33/day
5 weeks CA$1086 Equivalent to CA$31/day
6 weeks CA$1298 Equivalent to CA$31/day
8 weeks CA$1707 Equivalent to CA$31/day
10 weeks CA$2117 Equivalent to CA$30/day
12 weeks CA$2540 Equivalent to CA$30/day
16 weeks CA$3415 Equivalent to CA$31/day
20 weeks CA$4291 Equivalent to CA$31/day
24 weeks CA$5166 Equivalent to CA$31/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical, Agriculture and Construction and Renovation projects have an extra cost of US$49 per week for additional supervision, materials and logistics involved. The Health Education and Outreach project has a one-off payment of US$520.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Ghana generally find US$50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including water, toilet paper, transport and miscellaneous spending.

Greece - Athens

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$853 Equivalent to CA$122/day
2 weeks CA$1376 Equivalent to CA$98/day
3 weeks CA$1898 Equivalent to CA$90/day
4 weeks CA$2420 Equivalent to CA$86/day
5 weeks CA$2943 Equivalent to CA$84/day
6 weeks CA$3465 Equivalent to CA$83/day
8 weeks CA$4509 Equivalent to CA$81/day
10 weeks CA$5554 Equivalent to CA$79/day
12 weeks CA$6599 Equivalent to CA$79/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers on Athens based projects generally find US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses, including transportation and miscellaneous spending.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

Guatemala

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$508 Equivalent to CA$73/day
2 weeks CA$861 Equivalent to CA$62/day
3 weeks CA$1129 Equivalent to CA$54/day
4 weeks CA$1390 Equivalent to CA$50/day
5 weeks CA$1651 Equivalent to CA$47/day
6 weeks CA$1912 Equivalent to CA$46/day
8 weeks CA$2434 Equivalent to CA$43/day
10 weeks CA$2957 Equivalent to CA$42/day
12 weeks CA$3479 Equivalent to CA$41/day
16 weeks CA$4524 Equivalent to CA$40/day
20 weeks CA$5568 Equivalent to CA$40/day
24 weeks CA$6613 Equivalent to CA$39/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical, Dental, Construction, Eco-Agriculture Conservation, Mayan Cultural Immersion and Holiday Experience projects also have an extra cost of US$85 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in these projects. The Medical Campaign has a one off payment of US$555.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Guatemala generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches (except for Beach and Turtle Conservation and Mayan Cultural Immersion volunteers), in-country tours, and Spanish language lessons.

India - Delhi

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Volunteer projects available in India - Delhi

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$352 Equivalent to CA$50/day
2 weeks CA$451 Equivalent to CA$32/day
3 weeks CA$621 Equivalent to CA$30/day
4 weeks CA$790 Equivalent to CA$28/day
5 weeks CA$959 Equivalent to CA$27/day
6 weeks CA$1129 Equivalent to CA$27/day
8 weeks CA$1468 Equivalent to CA$26/day
10 weeks CA$1806 Equivalent to CA$26/day
12 weeks CA$2145 Equivalent to CA$26/day
16 weeks CA$2823 Equivalent to CA$25/day
20 weeks CA$3500 Equivalent to CA$25/day
24 weeks CA$4178 Equivalent to CA$25/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, return transport to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Delhi generally find US$50 - US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

India - Kerala

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$592 Equivalent to CA$85/day
2 weeks CA$797 Equivalent to CA$57/day
3 weeks CA$1002 Equivalent to CA$48/day
4 weeks CA$1206 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1411 Equivalent to CA$40/day
6 weeks CA$1616 Equivalent to CA$38/day
8 weeks CA$2025 Equivalent to CA$36/day
10 weeks CA$2434 Equivalent to CA$35/day
12 weeks CA$2844 Equivalent to CA$34/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical, Physical Therapy and Dentistry projects have a minimum duration of 2 weeks. A surcharge of US$60 per week for the Medical and Physical Therapy projects, and US$50 per week for the Dentistry project, for training and resources used on these projects.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Kerala generally find US$50 - US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Italy - Rome

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1263 Equivalent to CA$90/day
3 weeks CA$1715 Equivalent to CA$82/day
4 weeks CA$2166 Equivalent to CA$77/day
5 weeks CA$2618 Equivalent to CA$75/day
6 weeks CA$3070 Equivalent to CA$73/day
8 weeks CA$3973 Equivalent to CA$71/day
10 weeks CA$4876 Equivalent to CA$70/day
12 weeks CA$5780 Equivalent to CA$69/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunch, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Rome generally find US$200 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including lunches, transport and miscellaneous spending.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

Jamaica

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$705 Equivalent to CA$101/day
2 weeks CA$1268 Equivalent to CA$91/day
3 weeks CA$1785 Equivalent to CA$85/day
4 weeks CA$2271 Equivalent to CA$81/day
  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, some meals, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Jamaica generally find US$400 -$500 per week to be sufficient for additional expenses.

Jordan

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$952 Equivalent to CA$136/day
2 weeks CA$1390 Equivalent to CA$99/day
3 weeks CA$1870 Equivalent to CA$89/day
4 weeks CA$2350 Equivalent to CA$84/day
5 weeks CA$2830 Equivalent to CA$81/day
6 weeks CA$3310 Equivalent to CA$79/day
8 weeks CA$4269 Equivalent to CA$76/day
10 weeks CA$5229 Equivalent to CA$75/day
12 weeks CA$6189 Equivalent to CA$74/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Jordan generally find US$50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Kenya

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$494 Equivalent to CA$71/day
2 weeks CA$691 Equivalent to CA$49/day
3 weeks CA$889 Equivalent to CA$42/day
4 weeks CA$1086 Equivalent to CA$39/day
5 weeks CA$1284 Equivalent to CA$37/day
6 weeks CA$1482 Equivalent to CA$35/day
8 weeks CA$1877 Equivalent to CA$34/day
10 weeks CA$2272 Equivalent to CA$32/day
12 weeks CA$2667 Equivalent to CA$32/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, public transport to and from your placement each day, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Kenya generally find US$150-200 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Laos

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Volunteer projects available in Laos

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$367 Equivalent to CA$52/day
2 weeks CA$599 Equivalent to CA$43/day
3 weeks CA$832 Equivalent to CA$40/day
4 weeks CA$1058 Equivalent to CA$38/day
5 weeks CA$1284 Equivalent to CA$37/day
6 weeks CA$1510 Equivalent to CA$36/day
8 weeks CA$1820 Equivalent to CA$33/day
10 weeks CA$2131 Equivalent to CA$30/day
12 weeks CA$2442 Equivalent to CA$29/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Laos generally find US$75 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Madagascar

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$494 Equivalent to CA$71/day
2 weeks CA$846 Equivalent to CA$61/day
3 weeks CA$1129 Equivalent to CA$54/day
4 weeks CA$1411 Equivalent to CA$50/day
5 weeks CA$1693 Equivalent to CA$48/day
6 weeks CA$1976 Equivalent to CA$47/day
8 weeks CA$2540 Equivalent to CA$45/day
10 weeks CA$3105 Equivalent to CA$44/day
12 weeks CA$3670 Equivalent to CA$44/day
Madagascar: Marine Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
4 weeks CA$2145 Equivalent to CA$77/day
5 weeks CA$2470 Equivalent to CA$71/day
6 weeks CA$2794 Equivalent to CA$67/day
8 weeks CA$3444 Equivalent to CA$62/day
10 weeks CA$4093 Equivalent to CA$58/day
12 weeks CA$4742 Equivalent to CA$56/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Community Development project has a surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision and materials used on this project. The Turtle Conservation project has a surcharge of US$75 per week for additional transportation, supervision and materials used on this project. The Island Outreach has a one off payment of US$565.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Madagascar generally find US$50-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Mexico - Merida

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Volunteer projects available in Mexico - Merida

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$451 Equivalent to CA$65/day
2 weeks CA$734 Equivalent to CA$52/day
3 weeks CA$1002 Equivalent to CA$48/day
4 weeks CA$1242 Equivalent to CA$44/day
5 weeks CA$1439 Equivalent to CA$41/day
6 weeks CA$1679 Equivalent to CA$40/day
8 weeks CA$2159 Equivalent to CA$39/day
10 weeks CA$2639 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3119 Equivalent to CA$37/day
16 weeks CA$4079 Equivalent to CA$36/day
20 weeks CA$5039 Equivalent to CA$36/day
24 weeks CA$5999 Equivalent to CA$36/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$65 to cover training and resources used in this project.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunches, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Mexico generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches, Spanish language lessons, and local tours and activities.

Morocco

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$437 Equivalent to CA$63/day
2 weeks CA$818 Equivalent to CA$58/day
3 weeks CA$1086 Equivalent to CA$52/day
4 weeks CA$1355 Equivalent to CA$48/day
5 weeks CA$1623 Equivalent to CA$46/day
6 weeks CA$1891 Equivalent to CA$45/day
8 weeks CA$2427 Equivalent to CA$43/day
10 weeks CA$2823 Equivalent to CA$40/day
12 weeks CA$3218 Equivalent to CA$38/day
16 weeks CA$4008 Equivalent to CA$36/day
20 weeks CA$4799 Equivalent to CA$34/day
24 weeks CA$5589 Equivalent to CA$33/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Morocco generally find US$40 to be sufficient for weekly expenses.

Nepal

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$352 Equivalent to CA$50/day
2 weeks CA$536 Equivalent to CA$38/day
3 weeks CA$719 Equivalent to CA$34/day
4 weeks CA$903 Equivalent to CA$32/day
5 weeks CA$1086 Equivalent to CA$31/day
6 weeks CA$1270 Equivalent to CA$30/day
8 weeks CA$1609 Equivalent to CA$29/day
10 weeks CA$1947 Equivalent to CA$28/day
12 weeks CA$2286 Equivalent to CA$27/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical Elective project has an extra cost of US$60 per week, while the Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week to cover training, resources and materials used in these projects.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, lunches, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Nepal generally find US$30 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches, and local tours and activities.

New Zealand

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Volunteer projects available in New Zealand

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1475 Equivalent to CA$105/day
3 weeks CA$2166 Equivalent to CA$103/day
4 weeks CA$2858 Equivalent to CA$102/day
5 weeks CA$3535 Equivalent to CA$101/day
6 weeks CA$4213 Equivalent to CA$100/day
8 weeks CA$5540 Equivalent to CA$99/day
10 weeks CA$6860 Equivalent to CA$98/day
12 weeks CA$8172 Equivalent to CA$97/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, some meals, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in New Zealand generally find US$150 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as weekend breakfast and lunches and all dinners, as well as local tours and activities.
  • Any cancellations or changes within 14 days of a volunteers start date is subject to a minimum US$280 late change/cancellation fee.

Peru - Cusco

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$508 Equivalent to CA$73/day
2 weeks CA$861 Equivalent to CA$62/day
3 weeks CA$1129 Equivalent to CA$54/day
4 weeks CA$1390 Equivalent to CA$50/day
5 weeks CA$1651 Equivalent to CA$47/day
6 weeks CA$1912 Equivalent to CA$46/day
8 weeks CA$2434 Equivalent to CA$43/day
10 weeks CA$2957 Equivalent to CA$42/day
12 weeks CA$3479 Equivalent to CA$41/day
16 weeks CA$4524 Equivalent to CA$40/day
20 weeks CA$5568 Equivalent to CA$40/day
24 weeks CA$6613 Equivalent to CA$39/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Jungle Conservation, Eco-Agriculture Conservation, Construction and Renovation, Holiday Experience, Medical and Andean Immersion projects also have an extra cost of US$85 per week for supervision, materials, meals (if applicable) and the logistics involved in these projects. The Medical Campaign has a one off payment of US$560.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Cusco generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches (except for Jungle Conservation, Andean Immersion, and Eco-Agriculture Conservation volunteers), in-country tours, and Spanish language lessons.

Peru - Lima

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$352 Equivalent to CA$50/day
2 weeks CA$653 Equivalent to CA$47/day
3 weeks CA$952 Equivalent to CA$45/day
4 weeks CA$1143 Equivalent to CA$41/day
5 weeks CA$1339 Equivalent to CA$38/day
6 weeks CA$1537 Equivalent to CA$37/day
8 weeks CA$1946 Equivalent to CA$35/day
10 weeks CA$2341 Equivalent to CA$33/day
12 weeks CA$2737 Equivalent to CA$33/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical Outreach and Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$40 per week to cover materials, supervision and logistics involved in these projects.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Lima generally find US$50 - $100 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as snacks, in-country tours, and Spanish language lessons.
  • Anyone volunteering during the week before Christmas will have a one-off surcharge of US$70 added to their file when registering, for Christmas activities within the community.

Philippines

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Volunteer projects available in Philippines

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$501 Equivalent to CA$72/day
2 weeks CA$715 Equivalent to CA$51/day
3 weeks CA$986 Equivalent to CA$47/day
4 weeks CA$1229 Equivalent to CA$44/day
5 weeks CA$1472 Equivalent to CA$42/day
6 weeks CA$1715 Equivalent to CA$41/day
8 weeks CA$2200 Equivalent to CA$39/day
10 weeks CA$2686 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3171 Equivalent to CA$38/day
16 weeks CA$4142 Equivalent to CA$37/day
20 weeks CA$5114 Equivalent to CA$37/day
24 weeks CA$6085 Equivalent to CA$36/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project. Philippines Introduction Week incurs a US$365 and adds a week.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Philippines generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Portugal

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$712 Equivalent to CA$102/day
2 weeks CA$1096 Equivalent to CA$78/day
3 weeks CA$1480 Equivalent to CA$71/day
4 weeks CA$1864 Equivalent to CA$67/day
5 weeks CA$2248 Equivalent to CA$64/day
6 weeks CA$2632 Equivalent to CA$63/day
8 weeks CA$3400 Equivalent to CA$61/day
10 weeks CA$4245 Equivalent to CA$61/day
12 weeks CA$5013 Equivalent to CA$60/day
Portugal: Environmental Scuba Diving Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$1277 Equivalent to CA$183/day
2 weeks CA$2268 Equivalent to CA$162/day
3 weeks CA$3259 Equivalent to CA$155/day
4 weeks CA$4250 Equivalent to CA$152/day
5 weeks CA$5241 Equivalent to CA$150/day
6 weeks CA$6232 Equivalent to CA$148/day
8 weeks CA$8213 Equivalent to CA$147/day
Portugal: Wolf Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1245 Equivalent to CA$89/day
4 weeks CA$2154 Equivalent to CA$77/day
Portugal: Wildlife Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1237 Equivalent to CA$88/day
3 weeks CA$1621 Equivalent to CA$77/day
4 weeks CA$2005 Equivalent to CA$72/day
5 weeks CA$2389 Equivalent to CA$68/day
6 weeks CA$2773 Equivalent to CA$66/day
8 weeks CA$3541 Equivalent to CA$63/day
10 weeks CA$4387 Equivalent to CA$63/day
12 weeks CA$5155 Equivalent to CA$61/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers on Lisbon based projects and on the Wildlife Conservation project generally find US$65 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses. For those on the Wolf Conservation project, we recommend a weekly budget of US$150.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

Puerto Rico

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Volunteer projects available in Puerto Rico

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$846 Equivalent to CA$121/day
2 weeks CA$1305 Equivalent to CA$93/day
3 weeks CA$1722 Equivalent to CA$82/day
4 weeks CA$2180 Equivalent to CA$78/day
5 weeks CA$2636 Equivalent to CA$75/day
6 weeks CA$3091 Equivalent to CA$74/day
8 weeks CA$3935 Equivalent to CA$70/day
10 weeks CA$4707 Equivalent to CA$67/day
12 weeks CA$5547 Equivalent to CA$66/day
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, meals, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Puerto Rico generally find US$300 - US$400 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as meals, and in-country tours.
  • Any cancellations or changes within 14 days of a volunteers start date is subject to a minimum 25% late change/cancellation fee.

Romania

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$676 Equivalent to CA$97/day
2 weeks CA$1188 Equivalent to CA$85/day
3 weeks CA$1565 Equivalent to CA$75/day
4 weeks CA$1942 Equivalent to CA$69/day
5 weeks CA$2313 Equivalent to CA$66/day
6 weeks CA$2684 Equivalent to CA$64/day
8 weeks CA$3427 Equivalent to CA$61/day
10 weeks CA$4169 Equivalent to CA$60/day
12 weeks CA$4892 Equivalent to CA$58/day
16 weeks CA$6337 Equivalent to CA$57/day
20 weeks CA$7757 Equivalent to CA$55/day
24 weeks CA$9169 Equivalent to CA$55/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Romania generally find US$60 to be sufficient for weekly expenses including, transportation, water and miscellaneous spending.

South Africa

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Volunteer projects available in South Africa

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$352 Equivalent to CA$50/day
2 weeks CA$592 Equivalent to CA$42/day
3 weeks CA$832 Equivalent to CA$40/day
4 weeks CA$1072 Equivalent to CA$38/day
5 weeks CA$1312 Equivalent to CA$38/day
6 weeks CA$1552 Equivalent to CA$37/day
8 weeks CA$2032 Equivalent to CA$36/day
10 weeks CA$2512 Equivalent to CA$36/day
12 weeks CA$2992 Equivalent to CA$36/day
16 weeks CA$3952 Equivalent to CA$35/day
20 weeks CA$4912 Equivalent to CA$35/day
24 weeks CA$5872 Equivalent to CA$35/day
South Africa: Surf Outreach Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$451 Equivalent to CA$65/day
2 weeks CA$790 Equivalent to CA$56/day
3 weeks CA$1129 Equivalent to CA$54/day
4 weeks CA$1468 Equivalent to CA$52/day
5 weeks CA$1806 Equivalent to CA$52/day
6 weeks CA$2145 Equivalent to CA$51/day
8 weeks CA$2823 Equivalent to CA$50/day
10 weeks CA$3500 Equivalent to CA$50/day
12 weeks CA$4178 Equivalent to CA$50/day
16 weeks CA$5533 Equivalent to CA$49/day
20 weeks CA$6888 Equivalent to CA$49/day
24 weeks CA$8243 Equivalent to CA$49/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in South Africa generally find US$50-75 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

South Africa - Kruger

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Volunteer projects available in South Africa - Kruger

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1164 Equivalent to CA$83/day
4 weeks CA$1947 Equivalent to CA$70/day
6 weeks CA$2660 Equivalent to CA$63/day
8 weeks CA$3373 Equivalent to CA$60/day
10 weeks CA$4086 Equivalent to CA$58/day
12 weeks CA$4799 Equivalent to CA$57/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations and a criminal background check.
  • Please note: due to the remote location of the camp and limited availability of specialty items, there is an extra charge in order to cater for some dietary requirements (US$20 per week for vegetarian and US$30 per week for vegan, gluten and lactose intolerance).
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in South Africa - Kruger generally find US$50-75 per week to be sufficient for expenses, if not joining weekend tours.

South Africa - Table View

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Volunteer projects available in South Africa - Table View

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$458 Equivalent to CA$66/day
2 weeks CA$769 Equivalent to CA$55/day
3 weeks CA$1178 Equivalent to CA$56/day
4 weeks CA$1616 Equivalent to CA$58/day
5 weeks CA$2039 Equivalent to CA$58/day
6 weeks CA$2449 Equivalent to CA$58/day
8 weeks CA$3267 Equivalent to CA$58/day
10 weeks CA$4086 Equivalent to CA$58/day
12 weeks CA$4905 Equivalent to CA$58/day
16 weeks CA$6542 Equivalent to CA$58/day
20 weeks CA$8179 Equivalent to CA$58/day
24 weeks CA$9817 Equivalent to CA$58/day
South Africa - Table View: Surf, Skate & Swim Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$522 Equivalent to CA$75/day
2 weeks CA$924 Equivalent to CA$66/day
3 weeks CA$1249 Equivalent to CA$59/day
4 weeks CA$1665 Equivalent to CA$59/day
5 weeks CA$2110 Equivalent to CA$60/day
6 weeks CA$2519 Equivalent to CA$60/day
8 weeks CA$3338 Equivalent to CA$60/day
10 weeks CA$4142 Equivalent to CA$59/day
12 weeks CA$4961 Equivalent to CA$59/day
16 weeks CA$6584 Equivalent to CA$59/day
20 weeks CA$8222 Equivalent to CA$59/day
24 weeks CA$9859 Equivalent to CA$59/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and airport drop-off.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in South Africa generally find US$80 per week to be sufficient for expenses, not including weekend activities/tours.

Spain - Barcelona

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$882 Equivalent to CA$126/day
2 weeks CA$1453 Equivalent to CA$104/day
3 weeks CA$2025 Equivalent to CA$96/day
4 weeks CA$2597 Equivalent to CA$93/day
5 weeks CA$3168 Equivalent to CA$91/day
6 weeks CA$3740 Equivalent to CA$89/day
8 weeks CA$4884 Equivalent to CA$87/day
10 weeks CA$6027 Equivalent to CA$86/day
12 weeks CA$7170 Equivalent to CA$85/day
Spain - Barcelona: Marine Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$1340 Equivalent to CA$192/day
2 weeks CA$2216 Equivalent to CA$158/day
3 weeks CA$3091 Equivalent to CA$147/day
4 weeks CA$3966 Equivalent to CA$142/day
5 weeks CA$4841 Equivalent to CA$138/day
6 weeks CA$5716 Equivalent to CA$136/day
8 weeks CA$7467 Equivalent to CA$133/day
10 weeks CA$9217 Equivalent to CA$132/day
12 weeks CA$10967 Equivalent to CA$131/day
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, dinners, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Spain generally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses including dinners, transportation and miscellaneous spending.
  • Please note: You will need to budget an extra US$10 per night for the Barcelona City Tax, paid directly to the accommodation upon arrival.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

Sri Lanka

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$501 Equivalent to CA$72/day
2 weeks CA$715 Equivalent to CA$51/day
3 weeks CA$986 Equivalent to CA$47/day
4 weeks CA$1229 Equivalent to CA$44/day
5 weeks CA$1472 Equivalent to CA$42/day
6 weeks CA$1715 Equivalent to CA$41/day
8 weeks CA$2200 Equivalent to CA$39/day
10 weeks CA$2686 Equivalent to CA$38/day
12 weeks CA$3171 Equivalent to CA$38/day
Sri Lanka: Turtle Conservation Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$990 Equivalent to CA$71/day
3 weeks CA$1452 Equivalent to CA$69/day
4 weeks CA$1907 Equivalent to CA$68/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Sri Lanka generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Tanzania

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$381 Equivalent to CA$54/day
2 weeks CA$550 Equivalent to CA$39/day
3 weeks CA$797 Equivalent to CA$38/day
4 weeks CA$995 Equivalent to CA$36/day
5 weeks CA$1206 Equivalent to CA$34/day
6 weeks CA$1418 Equivalent to CA$34/day
8 weeks CA$1863 Equivalent to CA$33/day
10 weeks CA$2329 Equivalent to CA$33/day
12 weeks CA$2794 Equivalent to CA$33/day
16 weeks CA$3726 Equivalent to CA$33/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical project has an additional surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision, materials, and logistics involved. The Animal Welfare project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 which covers costs involved in supervision and transport, and goes directly to the veterinarian volunteers are working with. The Sustainable Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 and the Construction and Renovation project has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week which covers supervision, materials and logistics involved with these projects. The Maasai Immersion project has an additional surcharge of US$100 for 2 weeks for additional transportation, logistics involved and a donation to the Maasai village.
  • Independent volunteers under the age of 18 will have an additional cost of US$80 per week added to their program fee to cover extra logistical support provided by the local team.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Tanzania generally find US$75-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Thailand

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Volunteer projects available in Thailand

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$705 Equivalent to CA$50/day
3 weeks CA$846 Equivalent to CA$40/day
4 weeks CA$1030 Equivalent to CA$37/day
5 weeks CA$1199 Equivalent to CA$34/day
6 weeks CA$1355 Equivalent to CA$32/day
8 weeks CA$1679 Equivalent to CA$30/day
10 weeks CA$2046 Equivalent to CA$29/day
12 weeks CA$2413 Equivalent to CA$29/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Thailand generally find US$30-50 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Thailand - Hua Hin

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$437 Equivalent to CA$63/day
2 weeks CA$691 Equivalent to CA$49/day
3 weeks CA$945 Equivalent to CA$45/day
4 weeks CA$1199 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1453 Equivalent to CA$42/day
6 weeks CA$1707 Equivalent to CA$41/day
8 weeks CA$2074 Equivalent to CA$37/day
10 weeks CA$2442 Equivalent to CA$35/day
12 weeks CA$2809 Equivalent to CA$33/day
Thailand - Hua Hin: Teaching English Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$437 Equivalent to CA$63/day
2 weeks CA$691 Equivalent to CA$49/day
3 weeks CA$945 Equivalent to CA$45/day
4 weeks CA$1199 Equivalent to CA$43/day
5 weeks CA$1453 Equivalent to CA$42/day
6 weeks CA$1707 Equivalent to CA$41/day
8 weeks CA$2074 Equivalent to CA$37/day
10 weeks CA$2442 Equivalent to CA$35/day
12 weeks CA$2809 Equivalent to CA$33/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has an extra cost of US$50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project. Please note that if you choose the 1-week Introduction, the surcharge will only start from your second week. You can find the schedule outlined on the program page.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Thailand generally find US$50-100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

USA - New Orleans

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$861 Equivalent to CA$123/day
2 weeks CA$1369 Equivalent to CA$98/day
3 weeks CA$1884 Equivalent to CA$90/day
4 weeks CA$2392 Equivalent to CA$85/day
5 weeks CA$2907 Equivalent to CA$83/day
6 weeks CA$3415 Equivalent to CA$81/day
8 weeks CA$4368 Equivalent to CA$78/day
10 weeks CA$5251 Equivalent to CA$75/day
12 weeks CA$6203 Equivalent to CA$74/day
  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has a surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision and materials.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, most meals, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in New Orleans generally find US$300 - US$400 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as meals, and local tours and activities.
  • Any cancellations or changes within 14 days of a volunteers start date is subject to a minimum 25% late change/cancellation fee.

USA - San Diego

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Volunteer projects available in USA - San Diego

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$848 Equivalent to CA$121/day
2 weeks CA$1346 Equivalent to CA$96/day
3 weeks CA$1739 Equivalent to CA$83/day
4 weeks CA$2200 Equivalent to CA$79/day
5 weeks CA$2576 Equivalent to CA$74/day
6 weeks CA$3013 Equivalent to CA$72/day
8 weeks CA$3718 Equivalent to CA$66/day
10 weeks CA$4425 Equivalent to CA$63/day
12 weeks CA$5203 Equivalent to CA$62/day
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, extra meals, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in San Diego generally find US$300 - US$400 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as meals, and local tours and activities.
  • Any cancellations or changes within 14 days of a volunteers start date is subject to a minimum 25% late change/cancellation fee.

Victoria Falls

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Volunteer projects available in Victoria Falls

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
2 weeks CA$1439 Equivalent to CA$103/day
4 weeks CA$2484 Equivalent to CA$89/day
6 weeks CA$3528 Equivalent to CA$84/day
8 weeks CA$4573 Equivalent to CA$82/day
10 weeks CA$5618 Equivalent to CA$80/day
12 weeks CA$6464 Equivalent to CA$77/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Please note: Volunteers ​staying longer than 4 weeks ​will need to budget an extra US$500​ to ​obtain a temporal work permit​ ​from Zimbabwe Immigration in order to stay up to 90 days.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Victoria Falls generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh

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Volunteer projects available in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$388 Equivalent to CA$55/day
2 weeks CA$614 Equivalent to CA$44/day
3 weeks CA$839 Equivalent to CA$40/day
4 weeks CA$1065 Equivalent to CA$38/day
5 weeks CA$1291 Equivalent to CA$37/day
6 weeks CA$1517 Equivalent to CA$36/day
8 weeks CA$1827 Equivalent to CA$33/day
10 weeks CA$2138 Equivalent to CA$31/day
12 weeks CA$2434 Equivalent to CA$29/day
16 weeks CA$3027 Equivalent to CA$27/day
20 weeks CA$3620 Equivalent to CA$26/day
24 weeks CA$4213 Equivalent to CA$25/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Medical project has a surcharge of US$25 per week for training provided and resources used on this project.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Zambia

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Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$508 Equivalent to CA$73/day
2 weeks CA$719 Equivalent to CA$51/day
3 weeks CA$973 Equivalent to CA$46/day
4 weeks CA$1157 Equivalent to CA$41/day
5 weeks CA$1355 Equivalent to CA$39/day
6 weeks CA$1538 Equivalent to CA$37/day
8 weeks CA$1905 Equivalent to CA$34/day
10 weeks CA$2272 Equivalent to CA$32/day
12 weeks CA$2639 Equivalent to CA$31/day
16 weeks CA$3373 Equivalent to CA$30/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • The Construction and Renovation project has a surcharge of US$49 per week for additional supervision and materials. The Medical project has a one-off surcharge of US$100 which goes to the Zambian Ministry of Health for use in the public health sector. The Rural Teaching project has a one-off surcharge of US$200 for the additional transport, supervision and logistics involved in this project.
  • Volunteers ​staying for longer than 4 weeks ​will need to budget an extra US$400​ (approximately) to ​obtain a temporary work permit​ ​from Zambia Immigration in order to stay up to 90 days.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Please note: Volunteers ​staying for longer than 4 weeks ​will need to budget an extra US$400​ (subject to exchange rate) to ​obtain a temporary work permit​ ​from Zambian Immigration in order to stay up to 90 days.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Zambia generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Zanzibar

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Volunteer projects available in Zanzibar

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$762 Equivalent to CA$109/day
2 weeks CA$1023 Equivalent to CA$73/day
3 weeks CA$1284 Equivalent to CA$61/day
4 weeks CA$1545 Equivalent to CA$55/day
5 weeks CA$1806 Equivalent to CA$52/day
6 weeks CA$2067 Equivalent to CA$49/day
8 weeks CA$2590 Equivalent to CA$46/day
10 weeks CA$3063 Equivalent to CA$44/day
12 weeks CA$3486 Equivalent to CA$42/day
Zanzibar: Turtle and Coastal Conservation in Zanzibar Project
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
1 week CA$861 Equivalent to CA$123/day
2 weeks CA$1221 Equivalent to CA$87/day
3 weeks CA$1580 Equivalent to CA$75/day
4 weeks CA$1940 Equivalent to CA$69/day
5 weeks CA$2300 Equivalent to CA$66/day
6 weeks CA$2660 Equivalent to CA$63/day
8 weeks CA$3380 Equivalent to CA$60/day
10 weeks CA$4051 Equivalent to CA$58/day
12 weeks CA$4672 Equivalent to CA$56/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of CA$422 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations and criminal background check.
  • Please note: Volunteers ​staying for 2 weeks or more ​will need to budget US$200​ to ​obtain a work permit.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Zanzibar generally find US$50-75 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

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