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With program fees starting from just $180, IVHQ provides a range of safe, affordable and impactful volunteer opportunities abroad for singles.
Best Volunteer Destinations for Single Travelers
As the world's safest volunteer abroad organization, IVHQ is the number one choice for single travelers. Most of our volunteers leave home on their own but return with incredible friendships that last a lifetime.
Volunteering abroad is the best way to travel solo as it empowers you to make a difference within your host community, while exploring a new country in a meaningful way.
"I loved experiencing another culture. I loved making new friends from all over the world. I loved using my medical skills to benefit those who needed it. I love all the fun I had. I love the memories made. It was amazing."
- Lisa Reddington, Tanzania
Why volunteer abroad solo in 2021 & 2022?
Build confidence and push yourself out of your comfort zone
Find your independence and get to know the real you
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 Rica