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Volunteer in Belize with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Belize

Volunteer in Belize with International Volunteer HQ. Join local marine conservation volunteering efforts and help preserve a fragile reef ecosystem. Our Belize Volunteers are based on a private island 16 miles off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize and can choose from volunteer programs ranging from 1 to 8 weeks. IVHQ offers safe, responsible and affordable volunteer opportunities in Belize and we are proud to have supported over 115,000 people on our volunteer projects so far. Read more about our volunteer work in Belize below.

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Volunteering in Belize: At a glance

  • Available year-round
  • Incredibly unique Marine Conservation volunteer experience
  • One-of-a-kind accommodation on a private island off the coast of mainland Belize
  • PADI Open Water certification courses offered on the island
  • Affordable programs from only $855 for 1 week
  • Program fees include island transfer, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Between 10 and 20 volunteers start in Belize each month

Volunteer opportunities in Belize

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $855

  • 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.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Belize to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Belize will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Belize with your new-found friends.

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!