Affordable volunteer vacations for singles trusted by 134,000+ travelers
Ready to step outside of your comfort zone and see the world from a different perspective? Whether you're a first time traveler or wanting to give back later in life, solo volunteering abroad is the best way to immerse yourself in a different culture, meet new people, and make a positive impact overseas.
International Volunteer HQ offers the world’s most popular and trusted solo volunteer abroad programs for people of all ages. Choose from 40+ countries, including Ghana, Croatia, Costa Rica, Nepal, Zanzibar, Guatemala, Portugal and much more. With Program Fees starting from just CA$28 per day including accommodation, IVHQ provides a range of safe, affordable and impactful volunteer opportunities abroad for international solo travelers.
The best part? When you volunteer abroad with IVHQ, you’ll never be alone. We provide wrap-around support from start to finish, along with 24/7 in-country assistance. Plus, you never know who you’ll meet along the way!
Travel solo, not alone
Did you know that more than 70% of our volunteers are traveling solo and for 90%, it's their first time volunteering with IVHQ? Volunteering abroad solo gives you the freedom and flexibility to shape your volunteer experience in whatever way you’d like. You’ll be empowered to make a difference while exploring a new culture - all on your own terms.
IVHQ programs are open to solo volunteers of all ages - discover a few of our top rated solo volunteer opportunities below.
"I had a blast in Cusco, even in the middle of Covid-19. I went solo, but made lots of friends along my travels. My advice for others? Go for it. It all starts with picking a date, committing to an IVHQ program and the rest falls into place." - Nate McKay, Peru - CuscoREAD MORE REVIEWS
Why volunteer abroad on a solo vacation in 2024 & 2025
- Build confidence and push yourself out of your comfort zone
- Meet new people and build meaningful friendships easily
- Immerse yourself fully in a culture by living like the locals
- Focus on the skills you’d like to cultivate and form new goals
- Make a visible impact that you can attribute to your personal input
- Give back to communities and causes that value you as an individual
- Feel complete freedom without having to compromise for a travel partner
- Return home energized, motivated and with a fresh perspective on life
"I was a first time solo traveler, nervous and was not sure what to expect. I loved every minute of my experience with IVHQ. This was the best experience of my life! My only regret? I wish I stayed in Costa Rica longer than 1 week!" - Kellen Skorupski, Costa RicaREAD MORE REVIEWS
Webinar: Volunteering abroad as a solo female with IVHQ
Need some help planning your adventure as a solo female traveler? Watch this webinar replay where our experts will answer all your questions, give their top program recommendations, and give you tips and tricks to make the most of your volunteer abroad adventure