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Volunteer in Belize

Live the island life on International Volunteer HQ’s magical Belize volunteer abroad program. Join our special Marine Conservation volunteer project based on a private island 16 miles off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize. Help preserve a fragile reef ecosystem by diving and collecting data on spectacular marine life. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 140,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Belize.

  • Marine Conservation project available year-round
  • Program Fees from $1050 for 1 week
  • Includes orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • One-of-a-kind accommodation on a private island off the coast of mainland Belize

  • PADI Open Water dive certification courses offered on the island

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $1050
Volunteer from 1 - 8 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based on a private island in Belize
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Dive with turtles, sharks & more

Volunteer opportunities in Belize

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1050

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on a private island
  • Volunteers aged 16+, or 12+ accompanied

Based on a stunning small island in the Caribbean, help local scientists with a range of scuba diving tasks to conserve the environment and protect marine life.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

Laurent Charles
26 Apr 2024

I gained more knowledge about invasive species in the Carribean, but more importantly some sort of awakening of how much one can pollute the ocean with plastics and will push me to be cautious about my environmental footprint.

Situated on a small island, it’s the perfect getaway, to be remote, cut from civilization and immersed with fellow divers in something that can have an impact on local marine life.

Leah Dunn
06 Sep 2023

Due to huge amount of eggs a lion fish can lay, I felt as though every fish caught makes a dent in their impact. The people I met on the program helped me grow as a person and gain perspectives. I met the most amazing people, both the volunteers and the local staff, and learned so much about conservation and lots more. The dives were always amazing. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Fuzuki Taylor
06 Sep 2023

I gained independence and a great experience. It was a one-of-a-kind volunteer program and I am so glad I participated in it.

Laurel Diaz
05 Jul 2023

I loved interacting with the local team, making great personal and professional connections, and making great friends to travel with in the future. Take the leap and do it! I promise you there will be more positive outcomes than you can think of. This was my first solo trip, and it exceeded my expectations. Now I feel more comfortable and confident with traveling by myself and experiencing other countries/cultures in the future. I highly recommend IVHQ.

Imogen Wright
16 Jun 2023

I loved learning how the volunteering I was doing was actually helping the community. This opportunity has truly made me aware that this is a career that I want to pursue. I would encourage future volunteers to do it! The experience will push you out of your comfort zone and you will meet many amazing, like-minded people. It will be an experience like no other.

Montserrat Ruz
21 Dec 2021

If you are doubting on whether to go or not, do it! Belize is a beautiful and mysterious place full of beautiful people and magical places. The program itself is something you´ll never forget! Every single moment on the program I felt like I was helping and I felt surrounded by people full of love. When I arrived on the island for the first time, it felt like a giant hug, like I was supposed to be there. Being on the program opens opportunities and will help you to learn about yourself.


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