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Volunteer in North America

Volunteer in North America

Considering a volunteer trip to America? International Volunteer HQ has 16 years experience in providing the world’s most trusted and affordable North America volunteer programs.

IVHQ is the number one provider of volunteer abroad programs in Mexico and offers the top volunteer programs in the USA. By volunteering in America, you’ll be contributing to a range of meaningful volunteer projects which support the long-term goals of the community you’re volunteering in.

Wondering what volunteer opportunities in America and Mexico are available? From environmental sustainability and volunteering with animals to community development, construction, youth development and teaching English - there’s something to suit all ages and interests.

Why volunteer abroad in North America with IVHQ?

Whether you want to volunteer in America during your gap year, take a volunteer vacation in the USA without crossing any borders, or spend a meaningful spring break in Mexico, IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and you can volunteer for 1 - 24 weeks. With flexible booking and unlimited free changes, program orientation, 24/7 support, safe accommodation, meaningful volunteer work and everything in-country organized for you, IVHQ offers the best volunteer opportunities in North America.

Best North America volunteer programs in 2024 or 2025

Discover the top places to volunteer in North America right now and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities in America and Mexico below.

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”I appreciated having access to the online guide because I referred to it a lot to ensure I had every document ready to go. I had a really good time with everyone there, it was hard to leave the placement but the whole experience re-boosted my motivation to pursue my career in special education and expand it to speech therapy. If you like travelling, getting to know new people, learning a new language or culture, and helping people, you're going to love it. Just go with an open mind! ”

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Common questions about volunteering in North America

What volunteer work in North America does IVHQ offer?

Volunteering in North America in 2024 or 2025 is an opportunity to make a significant impact during a time of need.

From short-term volunteer opportunities in the USA which support the homeless and assist in sustainability and community service projects, to volunteering with animals, teaching English, or providing care to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mexico, there is volunteer work in America to suit volunteers with a broad range of skills and experience.

How much does it cost to volunteer in North America?

IVHQ makes it super easy and affordable to book volunteer vacations in America and Mexico. Our fully hosted North America volunteer programs start from only $320 for 1 week and include accommodation, meals, airport pickup, orientation and comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.

How to volunteer in North America

Applying to volunteer in North America is simple! Once you’ve decided which country you want to travel to and which volunteer project in America or Mexico you would like to join, you can apply. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment needed at this stage. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip.

You can learn more about how to get started here.

What are the best North America mission trips for 2024 or 2025?

IVHQ offers a diverse range of mission trips to America and Mexico. Whether you want to volunteer in North America this summer, winter or spring, choose from 2 of the most sought after countries where you can complete your volunteer work in America.

  • USA - New Orleans
  • Mexico - Mérida on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

If you want to organize a volunteer trip in the USA or Mexico for a volunteer group, we have a dedicated IVHQ Volunteer Groups team who can customize an affordable trip to meet the goals and budget of your group.

Is it safe to volunteer in North America?

IVHQ has been hosting volunteers in North America for over 16 years. This is backed by our comprehensive approach to managing safety and reducing risks across all of our programs, which gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy. This includes:

  • All local teams are trained in volunteer management, are required to undertake first aid training and ensure that programs adhere to IVHQ’s Risk Management Policy.
  • All IVHQ volunteers receive pre-departure and 24/7 in-country support, are required to have travel insurance and are strongly encouraged to take our online pre-departure training which can be accessed for free.

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!