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IVHQ Registration Fee

IVHQ Volunteer Fees

All volunteers are required to pay a Registration Fee when you’re ready to confirm your booking. This secures your place on your chosen IVHQ volunteer program and covers all of our services to support your trip. It is separate to your Program Fee, which covers the costs of hosting you on your program in the local country.

When registering for an IVHQ volunteer program, you have three Registration Fee options to choose from:
  • Base
  • Smart
  • Flexi+

These options give you the freedom to choose the level of flexibility that is best suited to your budget and travel plans so you can book your trip with confidence.

Regardless of which Registration Fee option you choose, you’ll experience the same level of expert support services that IVHQ takes pride in delivering to our global community of volunteer travelers.



  • Most affordable
  • Secures your place and covers all standard IVHQ services
  • Free changes to booking
  • Non refundable for cancellations


  • Best value
  • Partially refundable for cancellations up to 60 days before starting
  • Secures your place and covers all standard IVHQ services
  • Free changes to booking


  • Risk free
  • Refundable for cancellations up to 30 days before starting
  • Secures your place and covers all standard IVHQ services
  • Free changes to booking

View Terms & Conditions

When you pay your Registration Fee you receive all the benefits of your chosen Registration option, plus the standard IVHQ features provided to all our volunteers:
  • Your choice of 50+ destinations and 300+ projects
  • On-demand support from your dedicated Volunteer Travel Specialist
  • Full MyIVHQ account access
  • A comprehensive guide to preparing for your volunteer program
  • Exclusive access to our international volunteer training course
  • Access to a network of like-minded explorers and change-makers
Planning a trip for 2021?

Due to the current restrictions on travel from COVID-19, we are experiencing an increase in registrations for 2021. All of our programs have limited capacity so we recommend registering early so you don’t miss out on your prefered program. Our flexible booking policy means you can book with confidence and make free changes to your booking up to 14 days before your start date.

How much is my Program Fee?

In addition to the Registration Fee, all volunteers pay a Program Fee that covers the costs associated with your in-country experience. Program Fees are invested by IVHQ into the local economy to pay for the day-to-day costs of your program, including the employment of local people to take care of all your in-country logistics. The cost of your Program Fee depends on the duration and specific program that you register for. See our Affordable Program Fees to learn more.

The following features are included in Program Fees for every IVHQ program:
  • Accommodation - this will be either dormitory-style or in local homestays.
  • Meals - most programs provide 2-3 meals per day and incorporate local cuisine, but dietary requirements can be accommodated.
  • Airport pick-up - the local team will meet you at the airport when you arrive.
  • 24/7 in-country support - from our local team
  • Program orientation - a comprehensive introduction to your host country and volunteer work
  • Discounts on language lessons - available on select programs as optional add-ons for volunteers

Some volunteer programs have additional costs for extra supervision, transport or materials, which will be communicated with you in advance of your trip.

Trip Budgeting Advice: Payment of your Program Fee is due 30 days before your program start date.

How do I pay my fees?

To pay your IVHQ Registration Fee, simply log into MyIVHQ. If you have not yet applied for an IVHQ volunteer program, start your volunteer application.

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!