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Become a volunteer in Belgium with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Belgium

Volunteer in Belgium with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Refugee Food Outreach, NGO Support, Renovation and Community Outreach. Volunteers are based in and around Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. IVHQ offers safe, responsible and affordable volunteer opportunities in Belgium. We are proud to have hosted over 112,000 travelers in our worldwide volunteer programs. Read more about our Belgium volunteer work below.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 3 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium
  • Accommodation in a central volunteer hostel
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Belgium each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$645 (approximately CA$870) for 1 week
Volunteering with IVHQ is a fantastic experience. The people at the incredible NGO I worked are truly remarkable and the tasks you get to do are diverse and humbling. I extremely encourage you if you are even slightly tempted to do this - go for it! Working within a refugee center and listening to some of the most beautiful and raw stories was truly heartwarming. For all the life lessons they have taught me - I am forever grateful and blessed.
Elyse Beauchamp
Nationality: Australian
Age: 19
Destination: Belgium

Volunteer opportunities in Belgium

Community Outreach in Brussels
Volunteer on the Community Outreach project with IVHQ in Belgium
Supports community development
4-6 hours volunteering per day
Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
Help community organizations to provide food, blankets, hygiene packs and other necessities to vulnerable people across Brussels.
Suited to:
Gap year Spring break Qualified volunteers

Community Outreach in

For those who want to spend time in the communities abroad, directly helping people on the fringes of society, look no further! The Community Outreach project involves visiting vulnerable people and providing them with some of life’s basics.

Volunteers assist local organizations on ongoing weekly projects, helping them to increase their effectiveness and get more exposure around the community. You’ll get to experience diverse activities where your skills will be put to great use.

Community outreach volunteer in Belgium with IVHQ

You can help to distribute food, blankets and hygiene packs to the homeless, prepare breakfasts for refugees, serve dinners to the elderly, entertain children at a center for asylum seekers, or garden in green spaces reserved for those in need.

This project is about variety, and enthusiasm and flexibility are essential. Duties are assigned based on the priority of tasks at the time of your program, as well as your skills, interests and experience.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $645 for 1 week
  • Volunteer with local {% tt terms.organizations %} that serve the needs of vulnerable people
  • Help to distribute food, blankets and hygiene packs
  • Benefit the homeless, refugees, elderly and children
  • Suitable for passionate, flexible volunteers
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Belgium at a glance
  • Based in Belgium’s capital city, Brussels
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a hostel
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Belgium each month
Also available in Belgium
Our project options
Community Outreach Volunteering in Brussels Food Outreach Volunteering in Brussels NGO Support Volunteer in Brussels
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Our programs in Europe
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Food Outreach in Brussels
Volunteer on the Food Outreach project with IVHQ in Belgium
Improves health & wellbeing
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Hands-on volunteer experience
Assist in food banks, soup kitchens and community centers, preparing, serving and distributing meals to vulnerable people including refugees and the homeless.
Suited to:
College students Solo travelers Mature volunteers Spring break Gap year

Food Outreach in

For people living in poverty, one of the biggest issues is wondering where their next meal is going to come from. Getting enough food can be unaffordable for many, but Belgium has a handful of initiatives designed to help feed people in need. These causes typically have low budgets, so often rely on volunteer support to continue their good work.

As a volunteer, you’ll help in food banks, soup kitchens and community centers, catering for people who are homeless, living in poverty or otherwise unable to provide regular meals for themselves. Your main roles are assisting with running sandwich distribution projects and preparing and serving breakfasts to refugees.

Food outreach volunteer in Belgium with IVHQ

You can help with food preparation, cooking, cleaning, packing and distributing meals. Another important aspect of this project is interacting with the people receiving the meals, as the majority of them don’t have close connections with family or friends.

If you’re someone who is willing to work hard to help vulnerable people, this will be a rewarding project for you. Getting to see the impact of your contribution firsthand is often considered a highlight for volunteers.

As you’ll be volunteering alongside local placement staff, you don’t need to have any prior experience to participate.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $645 for 1 week
  • Help in food banks, soup kitchens or community {% tt terms.centers %}
  • Assist with preparing, serving or distributing meals to vulnerable people including refugees and the homeless
  • Suited to active and compassionate volunteers
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Belgium at a glance
  • Based in Belgium’s capital city, Brussels
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a hostel
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Belgium each month
Also available in Belgium
Our project options
Community Outreach Volunteering in Brussels Food Outreach Volunteering in Brussels NGO Support Volunteer in Brussels
Other programs you might like
Our programs in Europe
Belgium Croatia Greece Italy Portugal Romania Spain All Europe
NGO Support in Brussels
Volunteer on the NGO Support project with IVHQ in Belgium
Supports community development
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
A flexible experience on a range of projects depending on where the greatest need is. Volunteers help the NGO to widen their reach and improve their services as an active participant in their core business.
Suited to:
Gap year Spring break Solo travelers Couples

NGO Support in

NGOs help people in marginalized communities all over the world, helping to bridge gaps by providing vital goods and services to those who would otherwise go without. Volunteers are an important part of their work, as they rely on outside funding efforts and low labor costs. This is a great project for those who want to experience a range of volunteer projects in Belgium, as you can be involved in Community Outreach, Renovation and Food Outreach projects.

NGO Support volunteer in Romania with IVHQ

As a volunteer with NGOs in Belgium, you’ll help to expand their reach improve the services they provide to refugees and the homeless communities in Brussels. You can utilize existing skills or learn new ones by helping with a variety of outreach activities, as well as gaining a greater understanding of NGOs and the issues they face.

You’ll be an active participant on weekly projects, as well as helping with team building, organizing stock, fundraising events, general administration and filling in on other local projects as needed.

This is a changeable volunteer experience as it is designed to help causes that are in the most need at the time. You’ll work with an organization where your skills are put to great use, so your enthusiasm, passion and flexibility are essential.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $645 for 1 week
  • Volunteer with NGOs focusing on a range of initiatives that help {% tt terms.marginalized %} people
  • Help to widen the NGOs reach and improve their services
  • Get experience on other volunteer projects in Community Outreach, Food Outreach and Renovation
  • Duties that depend on where the need it greatest
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Belgium at a glance
  • Based in Belgium’s capital city, Brussels
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a hostel
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Belgium each month
Also available in Belgium
Our project options
Community Outreach Volunteering in Brussels Food Outreach Volunteering in Brussels NGO Support Volunteer in Brussels
Other programs you might like
Our programs in Europe
Belgium Croatia Greece Italy Portugal Romania Spain All Europe
  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Belgium to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Belgium will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Belgium with your new-found friends.

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!