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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. Since 2007, IVHQ has supported over 90,000 travelers to volunteer abroad and has Europe volunteer programs available in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

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. 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 simple, 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.

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
Education Support Renovation NGO Support Food Outreach
Program fees
From US$495 (1 week) to US$2719 (6 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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
Kindergarten School Support Food Outreach Special Needs Support
Program fees
From US$340 (1 week) to US$2960 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 Teaching English Environmental NGO Support NGO Support Environmental
Program fees
From US$685 (2 weeks) to US$2985 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Italy, Rome with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Sports NGO Support Special Needs Support Sports
Program fees
From US$955 (2 weeks) to US$4105 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Become a volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Wolf Conservation Construction and Renovation Food Rescue Youth Support Environmental Scuba Diving
Program fees
From US$375 (1 week) to US$2890 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Romania
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare After School Support Teaching Animal Care Agriculture NGO Support Special Needs Care
Program fees
From US$330 (1 week) to US$3950 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Become a volunteer in Spain with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
After School Support Teaching Agriculture Creative Technologies Special Needs Support
Program fees
From US$720 (2 weeks) to US$3220 (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!