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Volunteer in Jordan

Volunteer in Jordan

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s unique Jordan volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Jordan volunteer projects, including Youth Support, Teaching, Special Needs Support, Arts and Music, Women’s Education and a special Ramadan project. Volunteer work in Jordan is based in and around the bustling capital of Amman and the nearby cities of Madaba, Al Mafraq and Tafilah town. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 140,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Jordan.

Highlights:
  • 6 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $854 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Homestay accommodation in the cities of Amman, Madaba, Al Mafraq and Tafilah town

  • Incredible add-on tours available, including the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum desert, ancient city of Petra and more

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $854
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
16+ accompanied or 18+
Based in Amman & Madaba
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Explore ancient ruins & deserts

Volunteer opportunities in Jordan

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Help to organize and run arts and music classes for children from marginalized communities. Incorporate current social issues and encourage students to think express themselves and think creatively.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based in community kitchens in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Get a unique cultural experience during the holy month of Ramadan. Support disadvantaged families who fast during daylight hours by serving meals each night and observe the sacred tradition yourself.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based in special needs centers in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Provide support in special needs centers, assisting with care, therapy and general duties to enrich the lives of people with a range of disabilities.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Volunteer in learning centers for disadvantaged teenagers and young adults, teaching English and supporting them to prepare for exams, make resumes and apply for further educational opportunities.

Supports gender equality

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based in women’s centers in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Support local women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn new skills that improve their career prospects. Help to teach cooking, art and craft-making or computer skills that boost their resumes and their confidence.

Supports health and wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $854

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Saturday of the month
  • Based at after-school programs in Amman
  • Ages 16+ accompanied or 18+

Help on after school programs for young people, providing general support and extra assistance with their wider education.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Layla Hajj
15 Jul 2024

I gained so much from this experience. I gained connections with the individuals I taught. I gained friendships with our host family and local team. I gained new perspective on my heritage as a Middle Eastern person volunteering in Jordan. I gained more humility and appreciation for the little things. All in all, this experience was so pivotal for me especially as a teenager. I will carry these memories with me throughout my adulthood. For people hesitant to join the program, think about a world you haven’t yet explored. It can be scary, but taking that leap and exploring is incredible and if you have the opportunity, you should definetly try.

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Iain Jackson
02 Jul 2024

I would give the same advice that a previous traveller wrote - if in doubt, or you are undecided, just do it. You grow as a person, you have fun, you get to see beyond the normal tourist occasions, and finally you get to give something back to others less well off than you.

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Darlene Poehlmann
04 Feb 2024

My experience with IVHQ has been extraordinary. Visiting Jordan has been one of the best experiences I've ever had. I love the people. I love the culture. I love the food and I absolutely love and adore my homestay family. My IVHQ Program Manager was punctual, articulate, knowledgeable, helpful, and really supportive. The world is a better place because of IVHQ.

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Caitlyn Hope Freeman
29 Jun 2023

My favourite moment through my volunteering experience was when we played some music for the students with special needs. They got so into it, dancing around and clapping and getting everyone involved and it just made me so happy. The biggest impact that my volunteering trip had on me was through watching how the teachers loved each and every one of their students. The way that they cared for them and truly loved them was beautiful. To be able to be a part of that was an absolutely amazing experience and I am so grateful to have been able to have it.

It is an incredible experience, not only do you get to be immersed in a completely different culture but you get the opportunity to create real relationships with the people that you volunteer for. For me even though I was only there for one week I made so many incredible connections and created memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

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Neil Simpson
04 May 2022

Thank you for opening my eyes to a whole new world! I had many amazing experiences and I will never forget the children! I miss them very much, they were incredible and changed my life. I have now quit my sales career and am pursuing a more meaningful humanitarian career path looking after vulnerable children! Thank you so much for everything! I will never forget my experience!

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Maria Hacobian
05 Aug 2021

By far it was the best experience of my life. Words can not describe the impact the youth support project had on me. If you never did a project like that, please do not hesitate and jump in with all your heart.

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Free-time experiences & tours in Jordan

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Jordan! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Jordan program.

Arabic Language Lessons
Arabic Language Lessons

Very affordable Arabic lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers.

From $398
Ma'in Hot Springs Experience
Ma'in Hot Springs Experience

Spend the day exploring the baptism site of Jesus Christ and relaxing at The Ma’in Hot Springs.

$228
Mount Nebo and Dead Sea - Mid Jordan
Mount Nebo and Dead Sea - Mid Jordan

Spend the day exploring Mount Nebo, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land, and enjoy lunch while visiting the Dead Sea.

$228
Arabic Language Lessons
Arabic Language Lessons

Very affordable Arabic lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers.

From $398
Ma'in Hot Springs Experience
Ma'in Hot Springs Experience

Spend the day exploring the baptism site of Jesus Christ and relaxing at The Ma’in Hot Springs.

$228
Mount Nebo and Dead Sea - Mid Jordan
Mount Nebo and Dead Sea - Mid Jordan

Spend the day exploring Mount Nebo, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land, and enjoy lunch while visiting the Dead Sea.

$228

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