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Volunteer Abroad Programs

Volunteer abroad in over 50 destinations with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s leading volunteer travel organization - trusted by more than 112,000 volunteers. With volunteer programs starting from just US$180 for 1 week, you won’t find a more affordable and trustworthy organization for an impactful volunteer vacation, gap year or alternative break.

You can volunteer overseas with IVHQ for durations ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks, with volunteer abroad programs available in Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, North America, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific.

Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Volunteering abroad with IVHQ enables you to make meaningful contributions to community projects in the areas of education, healthcare, construction, childcare, community development, conservation, social enterprise, volunteering with animals, wildlife and more.

Looking for inspiration on where to volunteer abroad? Discover IVHQ’s volunteer abroad programs below.

Volunteer in Argentina
Buenos Aires and Cordoba
Volunteer in Argentina - Cordoba with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Community Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Healthcare Special Needs Care Sports Education Sports Teaching/Education
Program fees
Buenos Aires from $620 (2 weeks) to $1,970 (12 weeks)
Cordoba from $325 (1 week) to $2,045 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Australia
Cairns
Volunteer in Australia with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Marine Conservation
Program fees
From $1,010 (1 week) to $3,940 (4 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Bali
Ubud and the island of Nusa Penida
Volunteer in Ubud, Bali with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
School and Community Renovation Construction and Renovation Environmental Education Health Education Kindergarten Teaching Sea Turtle Conservation
Program fees
Lovina from $350 (1 week) to $1,705 (12 weeks)
Ubud from $325 (1 week) to $1,680 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Belgium
Brussels
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
Community Outreach Food Outreach NGO Support Renovation
Program fees
From $645 (1 week) to $3,385 (6 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Belize
Private island off the Caribbean coast of Belize
Volunteer in Belize with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Marine Conservation
Program fees
From $795 (1 week) to $6,080 (8 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Brazil with International Volunteer HQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Carnival Childcare Community Development Sports Teaching English
Program fees
From $525 (2 weeks) to $3,385 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang
Volunteer in Cambodia 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 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Medical Special Needs Care Teaching English Working with NGOs
Program fees
From $360 (2 weeks) to $2,405 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in China
Xi’an and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer in China 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 20 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Special Needs Care Summer Outreach Teaching Teaching English
Program fees
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Colombia
Bogotá and Cartagena
Volunteer Abroad in Colombia with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Community Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Feeding the Homeless Sports Development Teaching English Teaching
Program fees
Bogota from $270 (1 week) to $3,120 (24 weeks)
Cartagena from $450 (2 weeks) to $2,030 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Costa Rica
San Jose, Manuel Antonio and across Costa Rica
Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Healthcare Holiday Experience Medical Campaign Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From $370 (1 week) to $4,845 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Croatia
The coastal hub of Split, located on the Mediterranean Sea
Become a volunteer in Croatia with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Creative Technologies Marine Conservation Special Needs Support Teaching Youth Support
Program fees
From $549 (1 week) to $3,299 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Ecuador
Quito and Santa Elena
Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Community Development Environmental Education Kindergarten Music NGO Support Physical Education School Break School Support Shelter Support Sports Education Sports Healthcare Street Children Work Teaching English
Program fees
Quito from $270 (1 week) to $1,555 (12 weeks)
Santa Elena from $365 (1 week) to $1,685 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Fiji
Suva and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer in Fiji with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Construction and Renovation Kindergarten Sports Education Teaching
Program fees
From $370 (1 week) to $1,895 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Ghana
Greater Accra Region
Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Agriculture Childcare Construction and Renovation Healthcare Outreach and Education Medical Sports Teaching Teaching
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $3,200 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Greece
Chios
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
Food Outreach Kindergarten Support School Support Special Needs Support
Program fees
From $700 (2 weeks) to $2,800 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Guatemala
Antigua and Sipacate
Volunteer in Guatemala with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Childcare Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Holiday Experience Mayan Cultural Immersion Medical Campaign Medical Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English Beach & Turtle Conservation Working with the Elderly
Program fees
From $320 (1 week) to $3,915 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in India
Delhi and Kerala
Volunteer Abroad in India 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 15 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Dentistry Health Kindergarten Medical Campaign Medical Slum Teaching Special Needs Care Teaching English Teaching Women's Empowerment
Program fees
Delhi from $250 (1 week) to $2,500 (24 weeks)
Kerala from $420 (1 week) to $1,350 (8 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Italy
Naples, Campania region in Southern Italy
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 Animal Care Environmental Feeding the Homeless NGO Support Special Needs Support Teaching English
Program fees
Naples from $715 (2 weeks) to $3,015 (12 weeks)
Rome from $855 (2 weeks) to $3,505 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Jamaica
Ocho Rios
Volunteer in Jamaica 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
Animal Care Business and Community Development Child and Youth Development Kindergarten Marine Conservation Special Education Sports Development Teaching English Veterinary Care
Program fees
From $395 (1 week) to $1,215 (4 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Jordan
Amman
Become a volunteer in Jordan with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
Between 1 and 5 volunteers start each month
Projects
Arts and Music Ramadan Special Needs Support Teaching Women's Education Youth Support
Program fees
From $530 (1 week) to $2,550 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Kenya
Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Maasai, and surrounding rural villages
Volunteer Abroad in Kenya with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Special Needs Care Sports Education Teaching Women's Education
Program fees
From $280 (1 week) to $1,380 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Laos
Honkau Village and the wider Vientiane region
Volunteer Abroad in Laos with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Construction and Renovation Teaching English
Program fees
From $260 (1 week) to $1,510 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Madagascar
Islands of Nosy Komba and Nosy Be
Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Community Development Forest Conservation Island Outreach Marine Conservation Teaching Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From $580 (2 weeks) to $2,380 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Mexico
Mérida, Yucatán state on Mexico's Caribbean Coast
Volunteer in Mexico 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 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care/Animal Rights Childcare Special Needs Care Sustainable Agriculture Teaching English
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $1,770 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Morocco
Rabat, Casablanca, Sale and Marrakech
Volunteer Abroad in Morocco with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Amazigh Immersion Childcare Ramadan Special Needs Care Sports Education Teaching English Teaching French Women's Education
Program fees
Morocco from $245 (1 week) to $3,610 (24 weeks)
Marrakech from $330 (1 week) to $4,275 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Nepal
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Chitlang and Pokhara
Volunteer Abroad in Nepal with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Construction and Renovation Medical Campaign Medical Elective NGO Support Special Needs Care Sustainable Agriculture Teaching English Women's Education
Program fees
From $250 (1 week) to $1,400 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in New Zealand
Auckland
Volunteer in New Zealand with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Coast and Waterway Conservation Environmental Education
Program fees
From $915 (2 weeks) to $5,055 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Peru
Lima and Cusco
Volunteer in Peru with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Andean Immersion Animal Care Childcare Community Support Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Conservation Holiday Experience Jungle Conservation Medical Campaign Medical Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English
Program fees
Cusco from $320 (1 week) to $3,915 (24 weeks)
Lima from $180 (1 week) to $2,520 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Philippines
Aborlan District on the island of Palawan
Volunteer in the Philippines with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Construction and Renovation Environmental Kindergarten Teaching
Program fees
From $260 (1 week) to $2,380 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Portugal
Lisbon, Albufeira and Mafra
Become a volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Environmental Scuba Diving Food Rescue Homeless Support Inclusive Agriculture Wolf Conservation Youth Support
Program fees
From $455 (1 week) to $2,875 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's coastal capital of San Juan
Volunteer in Puerto Rico with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 1 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Community Development Environmental Sustainability NGO Support Youth Support
Program fees
From $590 (1 week) to $3,300 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Romania
Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita
Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Romania
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
After School Support Animal Care NGO Support Special Needs Support Summer Camp Sustainable Agriculture Teaching English
Program fees
From $360 (1 week) to $3,980 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in South Africa
Cape Town and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in South Africa with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Computer Training Holiday Club Kindergarten Sports Development Surf Outreach Surf, Skate and Swim Teaching
Program fees
South Africa from $250 (1 week) to $3,700 (24 weeks)
Table View from $285 (1 week) to $5,540 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Spain
Barcelona, on the northeast coast of Spain
Become a volunteer in Barcelona with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Creative Technologies Marine Conservation Special Needs Support Youth Support
Program fees
From $625 (1 week) to $4,860 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Sri Lanka
Kandy and Wasgamuwa National Park
Volunteer Abroad in Sri Lanka with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Cultural Immersion Wild Elephant Conservation Medical Rural Community Development Special Needs Care Teaching Construction and Renovation Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From $315 (1 week) to $1,720 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Tanzania
Arusha and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Welfare Childcare Medical Teaching Women's Education
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $1,735 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Thailand
Chiang Rai and Hua Hin
Volunteer Abroad in Thailand with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Hill Tribe Support Outdoor Volunteer Work Teaching English
Program fees
Thailand from $480 (2 weeks) to $1,490 (12 weeks)
Hua Hin from $280 (1 week) to $1,580 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in United States
New Orleans, United States
Become a volunteer in New Orleans with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 1 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Community Development Construction and Renovation Environmental Sustainability Youth Support
Program fees
From $520 (1 week) to $3,200 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Uganda
Kampala, the capital city of Uganda
Volunteer abroad in Uganda with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Program fees
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Victoria Falls
Private game reserve in Victoria Falls
Volunteer in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or 16 and 17 year-olds with guardian or parent
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Wildlife Conservation
Program fees
From $1,000 (2 weeks) to $4,360 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Food Outreach Kindergarten Medical Special Needs Care Teaching English
Program fees
From $275 (1 week) to $2,525 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Zambia
Livingstone and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer in Zambia 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 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Kindergarten Medical Rural Teaching Teaching
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $1,950 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English

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