Affordable volunteer vacations for singles trusted by 127,000+ 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 50+ destinations, 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
Volunteer in Costa Rica
Why volunteer abroad on a solo vacation in 2023 & 2024
- 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