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Comfort Seeker Travelers

Comfort Seeker Travelers

Considering a volunteer abroad adventure but don’t want to compromise on quality or home comforts? Perhaps you’re feeling anxious about staying safe in a foreign environment, or simply want to enjoy a volunteer vacation with quality accommodation, food, and space to relax. With International Volunteer HQ, you can have it all! We offer private room accommodation upgrades and delicious, home-cooked meals, as well as plenty of support, preparation tools, and an in-country orientation to ensure your volunteer trip is smooth, hassle-free and comfortable!

IVHQ offers the world’s most extensive range of high quality accommodation options for volunteer travelers with 40+ countries to choose from. To help narrow down your options, we’ve shortlisted the program recommendations based on the top-rated accommodation options below.

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I always felt safe, well fed, and taken care of. The accommodations were great! I had plenty of space to myself. The chef was excellent. I don't have any food restrictions, but they were ready to adapt if I needed them to. They were always ready to feed me and the food was delicious. The local staff was incredibly encouraging, supportive, and enthusiastic. The benefits of the experience will far outweigh the fears you have now.

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Volunteer stories

Volunteer story from Sarah

“The island we stayed on was truly a peaceful sanctuary. We got to chill on the beautiful hammocks, read books, get to know each other, paddle board and work out in the coolest gym built by the staff. The food also exceeded my expectations. Everything was cooked from scratch by a local chef who was extremely talented and poured his soul into every meal. No meals were repeated and we were fed three times a day.”

Read about Sarah's experience
Volunteer story from Noor

“I had no troubles traveling and volunteering solo. The online training was really helpful and all the information I needed to know was in the Program Guide. Whenever I had a question, the team were easy to communicate with. Having that extra level of support puts your mind at ease and lets you travel with confidence. From the moment the local team picked me up at the airport, I was struck by how amazing and friendly they were. The accommodation was very comfortable, it was clean and had everything I needed.”

Read about Noor's experience
How to volunteer abroad as a comfort seeker traveller with IVHQ.

How to volunteer abroad with IVHQ

Whether you’re looking to volunteer somewhere close to home or far away, by a beach or in a rainforest, in a city or off the beaten track, IVHQ has volunteer programs in 40+ countries to suit all travel types.

Having the adventure of a lifetime can be done in 5 easy steps:

  • Apply for your chosen destination and project
  • Confirm your place by paying the Registration Fee
  • Prepare for your trip with the guidance of your IVHQ Program Manager
  • Depart for your destination
  • Our local team will collect you from the airport and support you every step of the way!

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Best volunteer abroad programs for comfort seeker travellers

The following volunteer programs all receive high ratings on accommodation and meals, and have private room upgrades available.

Volunteer in Australia
Cairns
Volunteer in Australia with IVHQ
1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+
Program Fees from £857
Volunteer in Bali
Lovina Ubud & Nusa Penida
Volunteer abroad in Bali, Indonesia with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £318
Volunteer in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio San Jose & surrounding areas
Volunteer abroad in Costa Rica with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £385
Volunteer in Ecuador
Quito
Volunteer abroad in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £298
Volunteer in Fiji
Sigatoka on the Coral Coast of Fiji
Volunteer abroad in Fiji with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 17+ and families
Program Fees from £414
Volunteer in Guatemala
Antigua and Sipacate
Volunteer abroad in Guatemala with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £306
Volunteer in Italy
Rome
Volunteer abroad in Italy with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £1354
Volunteer in Jamaica
Ocho Rios
Volunteer abroad in Jamaica with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £434
Volunteer in Laos
Luang Prabang in northern Laos
Volunteer abroad in Laos with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £236
Volunteer in Mexico
Mérida, Yucatán state on Mexico's Caribbean Coast
Volunteer abroad in Mexico with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £285
Volunteer in Nepal
Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara
Volunteer abroad in Nepal with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £227
Volunteer in New Zealand
Auckland
Volunteer abroad in New Zealand with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £1039
Volunteer in Peru
Cusco Lima
Volunteer abroad in Peru with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £227
Volunteer in the Philippines
Aborlan District on the island of Palawan
Volunteer abroad in the Philippines with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £314
Volunteer in Portugal
Lisbon Porto
Volunteer abroad in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £571
Volunteer in Sri Lanka
Kandy and other regions
Volunteer abroad in Sri Lanka with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £314
Volunteer in Trinidad and Tobago
Crown Point
Volunteer abroad in Trinidad & Tobago with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £513
Volunteer in Victoria Falls
Private game reserve in Victoria Falls
Volunteer abroad in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £865
Volunteer in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer abroad in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh with IVHQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from £331
Volunteer in Zambia
Livingstone and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer abroad in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 16 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from £318

FAQs

All IVHQ programs offer fully vetted, comfortable and high quality accommodation options, many with private room upgrades available.

Our top rated destinations based on the best accommodation include:

  • Bali: The volunteer house in Lovina has a pool and Ubud offers private room upgrades
  • Zambia: Great private room upgrades available)
  • Nepal: Specifically the Elephant Conservation project as it includes accommodation in a hotel room)
  • Victoria Falls: You get your own private room on a game reserve included in this program
  • Thailand - Hua Hin: You can get a private room upgrade at a lovely nearby hotel with a pool
  • Europe: Most of our Europe accommodation is in hostels, which offer high quality private room upgrades

Please note, accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.

Private room upgrades are popular and subject to availability. We always recommend applying and registering for your chosen IVHQ program as soon as possible to ensure you can secure a private room upgrade before they get booked out.

Here’s how to book your private room upgrade:

  • Check the accommodation section on the web page for the IVHQ project you are interested in. It will be noted here if private room upgrades are available.
  • ‘Apply for your chosen IVHQ program by paying the Registration Fee. This secures your place on the program and unlocks add-ons in your MyIVHQ account.
  • In your MyIVHQ account, select and pay for the private room upgrade add-on, this will secure your place in a private room for the duration of your program. If you cannot see the upgrade option, please reach out to your IVHQ Program Manager and they will be happy to help.

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!
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