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

Find out what to expect from volunteering abroad

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

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Where You Can Make The Biggest Impact As A Volunteer

Where Can You Make The Biggest Impact As A Volunteer?

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

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Where Should You Volunteer Abroad In 2024 QUIZ?

QUIZ: Where Should You Volunteer Abroad In 2024 or 2025?

Considering volunteering abroad in 2024 or 2025? Take this quiz to find out where you should go…

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Alternative Winter Break Trips with IVHQ 2024 & 2025

Best Winter Break Volunteer Programs in 2024 & 2025

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

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Best LGBTQ+ Travel Destinations for Volunteers with IVHQ

Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Destinations For Volunteering Abroad

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

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8 Tips For Returning Home After Volunteering Abroad

8 Tips For Returning Home After Volunteering Abroad

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

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Best Marine Conservation Volunteer Programs

Best Marine Conservation Volunteer Programs 2024 & 2025

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

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Where Should You Volunteer Abroad This Summer? Take The Quiz!

Where Should You Volunteer Abroad This Summer? Take The Quiz!

Want to volunteer abroad this summer can’t decide where to go? Take our quiz to discover which program best suits your budget, personality and travel goals.

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How To Volunteer Abroad As A Dentist with IVHQ

Best Dental Volunteer Abroad Programs & Mission Trips 2024

IVHQ offers affordable volunteer abroad programs for Dental students, dentists and dental hygienists. Work is based in hospitals, clinics and community centers alongside medical professionals. As a volunteer dentist with IVHQ, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Tanzania, Bali and India….

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Why Volunteer Abroad as a Solo Female Traveler?

Why Volunteer Abroad as a Solo Female Traveler?

Want to travel solo but anxious about staying safe or making friends? Find out why volunteering abroad is the best way to explore the world as a solo female traveler!

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Top 5 reasons Costa Rica should be your next volunteering destination with IVHQ

5 Reasons To Volunteer In Costa Rica

Want to explore stunning beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, and wildlife? Ready to practice your Spanish while making a difference? Here’s why Costa Rica should be on your list for volunteering abroad…

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What I learned about global health & gratitude on my first solo volunteer trip to Guatemala

What I learned about global health & gratitude on my first solo volunteer trip to Guatemala

IVHQ volunteer Nicole Acquah went on her first solo volunteer trip. Find out what she learned as a Medical volunteer in Guatemala…

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!