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Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ

Volunteer in Madagascar

Volunteer in Madagascar with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. Volunteers are based on the island of Nosy Komba, located off the north west coast of Madagascar. You can choose from 5 volunteer project options in Madagascar, including Marine Conservation, Turtle Conservation, Forest Conservation, Teaching and Community Development. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 6 meaningful projects including Marine and Forest Conservation
  • Projects based on the islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and other surrounding islands
  • Accommodation in dormitory-style beach huts and rustic camps
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Breathtaking marine and wildlife encounters
  • Between 5 and 20 volunteers start in Madagascar each month

My volunteer experience in Madagascar was absolutely incredible. I spent my trip working in the Marine conservation program and it was such an experience. The staff is so helpful and work so hard to make sure every volunteer has the best experience in Madagascar. One of my favorite things was falling asleep listening to the ocean. So peaceful and calming. I learned so much on this trip that will stay with me forever.

IVHQ Volunteer - Katherine Krouse
Katherine Krouse
Nationality: United States
Age: 21
Destination: Madagascar

Volunteer opportunities in Madagascar

Supports community development

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $700

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at schools and in communities
  • Volunteers aged 18+, or 16+ accompanied

Help with building and renovation tasks in village schools and surrounding communities. Assist with construction, repairs, maintenance and painting - whatever is required to help projects through to completion.

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $600

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based on Nosy Komba
  • Volunteers aged 18+ or 16+ accompanied

Help to conduct valuable research in wild forests, monitoring animal populations and activity and collating data to guide conservation efforts.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Set Program Fee of $565

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Madagascar
  • Volunteers aged 18+ or 16+ accompanied

A specially designed 7-day tour aboard a 50ft boat, visiting a range of islands and helping with conservation, teaching and community-based volunteer projects.

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1520

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Madagascar
  • Volunteers aged 18+, or 16+ accompanied

Use and learn new scuba diving skills to help strengthen local coral reefs and marine life. Assist with research and data collection, help to clean up local beaches and educate locals about conservation efforts.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $600

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based on Nosy Komba
  • Volunteers aged 18+, or 16+ accompanied

Help to provide in-demand English language classes to children and adults, as well as researchers in a local scientific institute.

Protects animals

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $750

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Madagascar
  • Volunteers aged 18+, or 16+ accompanied

Help with seasonal tasks designed to help to boost local turtle numbers around Madagascar. Assist with nesting, research and education programs, get your hands dirty and make a difference in helping some of the world’s most-loved creatures.

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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 Madagascar to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Madagascar 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 Madagascar 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
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