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Volunteer in Europe

Volunteering in Europe with IVHQ

Volunteer in Europe with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted organization for volunteering in Europe in 2020 or 2021. Since 2007, IVHQ has supported more than 113,000 travelers to volunteer abroad and has Europe volunteer programs available in Portugal, Spain, Italy Belgium, Greece, Romania and Croatia.

Volunteering in Europe 2020 & 2021

With lockdown restrictions easing and governments allowing travelers to enter EU countries again, IVHQ’s Europe volunteer programs are now open in accordance with local laws and public health guidelines. For more details on country-specific and EU travel restrictions, as well as how we’re keeping volunteers and host communities safe, see our Program Reopening updates.

Book your Europe volunteer program with confidence thanks to our flexible booking policy, which allows you to change your start date, volunteer program or destination for free. This means you can easily change your travel plans should you need to - or if you simply change your mind! Once you’ve paid your registration fee, your money is protected.

As a volunteer in Europe with IVHQ, you will be making an important contribution to a local community while embracing a new lifestyle, working alongside local people and learning from unique European cultures. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organize short-term volunteering in Europe and we specialize in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities in Europe.

We offer a diverse range of volunteer programs which are available year-round, so if you’re looking to volunteer in Europe for summer, during a semester break, or as part of a volunteer vacation, IVHQ has a program for you. You can choose to volunteer in Europe for 1 week or more, and we’ll ensure that you make a valuable contribution, no matter how long you have to volunteer.

Best Europe Volunteer Programs

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Europe with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in Europe for 2020 or 2021. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, conservation, providing support to refugees, or volunteering with animals, IVHQ has volunteer programs in Europe that are suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in Europe with confidence, knowing they’ll be supported at every step of the journey. With online training, airport pick-ups, program orientations, safe accommodations and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best Europe volunteer programs.

Applying to volunteer in Europe is easy, once you have decided where to volunteer in Europe and which project you would like to join, you can apply online.

Learn more about how to volunteer in Europe and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.

Volunteer in Belgium
Brussels
Become a volunteer in Belgium with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Community Outreach Food Outreach NGO Support
Program fees
From CA$892 (1 week) to CA$4,822 (6 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Croatia
The coastal hub of Split, located on the Mediterranean Sea
Become a volunteer in Croatia with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Creative Technologies Marine Conservation Special Needs Support Teaching Youth Support
Program fees
From CA$759 (1 week) to CA$4,869 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Greece
Chios
Become a volunteer in Greece with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Food Outreach Kindergarten Support School Support Special Needs Support
Program fees
From CA$996 (2 weeks) to CA$4,178 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Italy
Naples, Campania region in Southern Italy
Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Italy
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
After School Care Animal Care Environmental Homeless Support NGO Support Special Needs Support Teaching English
Program fees
Naples from CA$1,017 (2 weeks) to CA$4,476 (12 weeks)
Rome from CA$1,210 (2 weeks) to CA$5,154 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Portugal
Lisbon, Albufeira and Mafra
Become a volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Environmental Scuba Diving Food Rescue Homeless Support Inclusive Agriculture Wolf Conservation Youth Support
Program fees
From CA$759 (1 week) to CA$4,938 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Romania
Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita
Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Romania
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
After School Support Animal Care NGO Support Special Needs Support Summer Camp Sustainable Agriculture Teaching English
Program fees
From CA$498 (1 week) to CA$6,143 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Spain
Barcelona, on the northeast coast of Spain
Become a volunteer in Barcelona, Spain with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Creative Technologies Marine Conservation Special Needs Support Youth Support
Program fees
From CA$864 (1 week) to CA$7,029 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English

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!