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IVHQ Registration Fee

IVHQ Registration Fee

Your Registration Fee + your Program Fee provides access to a fully hosted volunteer experience with IVHQ

You are required to pay a Registration Fee to secure your place on your chosen IVHQ program. This also unlocks your full MyIVHQ account, giving you access to pre-departure tools, guides and training, as well as dedicated support from your Program Manager. Payment is due when you are ready to reserve your spot to avoid missing out on your chosen program.

There are three Registration Fee options to choose from, which give you the freedom to choose the level of flexibility and refundability that is best suited to your budget and travel plans. Regardless of which Registration Fee option you choose, you’ll receive the same level of expert support services that IVHQ takes pride in delivering to our global community of volunteer travelers.

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What's included in your Registration Fee

Secures your place on an IVHQ program
Secures your place on an IVHQ program
Pre-departure support from your dedicated Program Manager
Pre-departure support from your dedicated Program Manager
Full MyIVHQ account access
Full MyIVHQ account access
Comprehensive IVHQ Program Guide
Comprehensive IVHQ Program Guide
Exclusive access to online volunteer training course
Exclusive access to online volunteer training course
Access to IVHQ's preferred partners for insurance and flights
Access to IVHQ's preferred partners for insurance and flights
Fixes the price of your Program Fee
Fixes the price of your Program Fee
Completion Certificate of International Volunteer Service
Completion Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Your Registration Fee is separate to your Program Fee, which covers the cost of hosting you in-country and is fed directly into the local community.

Registration Fee options

When registering for an IVHQ volunteer program, you have three Registration Fee options to choose from:

Base

US$329 (approximately £272)

  • Most affordable
  • Secures your place and covers all standard IVHQ services
  • Free changes up to 14 days before your start date
  • Non refundable for cancellations

Flexi

US$429 (approximately £355)

  • Risk free
  • Fully refundable for cancellations up to 30 days before starting
  • Secures your place and covers all standard IVHQ services
  • Free changes up to 14 days before your start date

Refunds & Credits

Registration Fee is strictly non-refundable in all circumstances.

If a volunteer wishes to cancel their registration after the Registration Fee has been paid, they may request a credit of their Registration Fee subject to the following policies:

  • Cancellation 30 or more days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but if the Program Fee has also been paid then the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.

Program Fees may be retained as a credit or refunded if processed 14 or more days before the program start date. Program Fee credits can be held in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Program Fee refunds will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee. Program Fee credits and refunds less than 14 days before the program start date will be offered at IVHQ’s discretion and are subject to a minimum US$300 cancellation fee to cover expenses already incurred on behalf of the volunteer.

Changes to Program Destination, Project, Dates or Duration

After the Registration Fee has been paid and before the program start date, a volunteer may change their program destination, project, duration and/or start date subject to the following policies:

  • 14 or more days before scheduled program start date: No Change Fee + any difference in Program Fee.
  • Less than 14 days before scheduled program start date: US$150 Change Fee per change + any difference in Program Fee.
  • The new program’s start date must be no more than 12 months from the earliest start date the volunteer was registered for, otherwise a new Registration Fee will be payable.

Refunds & Credits

If a volunteer wishes to cancel their registration after the Registration Fee has been paid, they may request a refund or credit of their Registration Fee subject to the following policies:

  • Cancellation 60 or more days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: The Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Alternatively, the volunteer can opt for a 50% refund of their Registration Fee.
  • Cancellation 30-59 days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but if the Program Fee has also been paid then the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.

Program Fees may be retained as a credit or refunded if processed 14 or more days before the program start date. Program Fee credits can be held in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 12 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Program Fee refunds will be subject to a US$200 cancellation fee. Program Fee credits and refunds less than 14 days before the program start date will be offered at IVHQ’s discretion and are subject to a minimum US$300 cancellation fee to cover expenses already incurred on behalf of the volunteer.

Changes to Program Destination, Project, Dates or Duration

After the Registration Fee has been paid and before the program start date, a volunteer may change their program destination, project, duration and/or start date subject to the following policies:

  • 14 or more days before scheduled program start date: No Change Fee + any difference in Program Fee.
  • Less than 14 days before scheduled program start date: US$150 Change Fee per change + any difference in Program Fee.
  • The new program’s start date must be no more than 12 months from the earliest start date the volunteer was registered for, otherwise a new Registration Fee will be payable.

Refunds & Credits

For registrations made on or after November 1, 2023:

If a volunteer wishes to cancel their registration after the Registration Fee has been paid, they may request a refund or credit of their Registration Fee subject to:

  • Cancellation 30 days or more before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: The Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Alternatively, the volunteer can opt for a 100% refund of their Registration Fee.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but if the Program Fee has also been paid then the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.

Program Fees may be retained as a credit or refunded if processed 14 or more days before the program start date. Program Fee credits can be held in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Program Fee refunds will be subject to a US$200 cancellation fee. Program Fee credits and refunds less than 14 days before the program start date will be offered at IVHQ’s discretion and are subject to a minimum US$300 cancellation fee to cover expenses already incurred on behalf of the volunteer.

For registrations made on or before October 31, 2023:

If a volunteer wishes to cancel their registration after the Registration Fee has been paid, they may request a refund or credit of their Registration Fee subject to:

  • Cancellation 30 days or more before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: The Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Alternatively, the volunteer can opt for a refund of their Registration Fee, less a US$50 processing fee.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the earliest program start date the volunteer was registered for: No refund of Registration Fee, but if the Program Fee has also been paid then the Registration Fee can be retained as a credit in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date.

Program Fees may be retained as a credit or refunded if processed 14 or more days before the program start date. Program Fee credits can be held in the volunteer’s name for future use on any IVHQ program, subject to availability, for 24 months from the volunteer’s earliest registered start date. Program Fee refunds will be subject to a US$200 cancellation fee. Program Fee credits and refunds less than 14 days before the program start date will be offered at IVHQ’s discretion and are subject to a minimum US$300 cancellation fee to cover expenses already incurred on behalf of the volunteer.

Changes to Program Destination, Project, Dates or Duration

After the Registration Fee has been paid and before the program start date, a volunteer may change their program destination, project, duration and/or start date subject to:

  • 14 or more days before scheduled program start date: No Change Fee + any difference in Program Fee.
  • Less than 14 days before scheduled program start date: US$150 Change Fee per change + any difference in Program Fee.
  • The new program’s start date must be no more than 24 months from the earliest start date the volunteer was registered for, otherwise a new Registration Fee will be payable.
  • No refunds will be given if the new Program Fee is less than the amount already paid.
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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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