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Vote for the IVHQ Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

At International Volunteer HQ, we believe that travelers should be empowered to make meaningful contributions to the communities that they are visiting, wherever in the world they choose to travel, and we're proud to make this happen in over 40 destinations around the world.

The IVHQ Volunteer of the Year Scholarship celebrates the inspiring efforts of volunteers who have made important contributions to support the social and environmental development of communities around the world. It doesn't matter whether they volunteered locally or internationally, we want to acknowledge the incredible people who have demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting community projects on any continent.

A group of finalists have been selected who are now in the running to become the IVHQ Volunteer of the Year. Meet our finalists and place your vote below! You're allowed to vote once per day and voting closes on December 16 at 7pm (PST).

What does the Volunteer of the Year receive?

  • 2-week volunteer abroad program with IVHQ in the destination of the recipients choice
  • Flight voucher (to the value of US$1000) from IVHQ Flights
  • Travel insurance up to the value of US$250 for the 2-week duration of the IVHQ Program
  • The 'Certificate in International Volunteering' online course from Global Travel Academy

Our all-inclusive volunteer abroad programs provide volunteers with comprehensive pre-departure support services and training, as well as in-country program orientations, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. IVHQ's Volunteer of the Year will also be blogging (or vlogging) for IVHQ and sharing their volunteering experience.

Meet the IVHQ Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Please read the Volunteer of the Year Terms and Conditions and IVHQ Privacy Policy

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!