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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Want to make a difference, discover a new sense of purpose, and experience the true spirit of giving this Christmas? International Volunteer HQ offers a range of Holiday volunteer projects that enable you to join in the local festivities while making a positive impact within your host community.

IVHQ offers affordable and impactful Holiday Experience volunteering projects in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina. While the majority of IVHQ’s other volunteer programs are open over the Christmas period, our Holiday Experience projects have been specially set up so you can get involved in a diverse range of community driven projects, while enjoying the local celebrations.

  • Choose from 5 Christmas Volunteering programs across 5 destinations worldwide
  • Suited to compassionate and caring volunteers - no experience required

  • Support a diverse range of initiatives that help uplift local communities

  • Experience a Christmas like no other and learn about the local traditions and celebrations of your host community

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What to expect from Holiday volunteering abroad

What to expect from Holiday volunteering abroad

As a Holiday Experience volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of volunteer activities over the weeks of Christmas and New Year.

These can include:

  • Supporting local coffee farms or animal shelters
  • Renovating and beautifying community spaces
  • Bringing festive cheer to local hospitals and nursing homes
  • Helping prepare and distribute Christmas gifts and food to people in need
  • Organizing holiday parties for the elderly, local children, and those with special needs

You’ll also get to experience a fun and vibrant Christmas as part of the local community and your host family. Festivities in Latin America and the Caribbean are exciting and can include parades, music, fireworks, lights, decorations, piñatas, and lots of delicious food!

IVHQ’s Holiday Experience project in Peru was named one of the Top Christmas Holiday Destinations for 2023 by Conde Nast Traveller! You can check out more IVHQ program recommendations for Christmas here.

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Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty

More than 10% of the world’s population live in extreme poverty, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. Growth must be inclusive to achieve sustainable development and an economy that benefits all.

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!