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Virtual Volunteer Courses with the Global Travel Academy

Get a free Certificate in International Volunteering online course when you apply and register for your IVHQ program this month!

Get a free virtual volunteering course when you register this month for an IVHQ trip!

We’re teaming up with the Global Travel Academy to offer an exclusive deal that will help you prepare for your volunteer adventure! Everyone who registers this month for an IVHQ program will get exclusive access to the Certificate in International Volunteering online course (valued at US$149) for free!

This virtual volunteering course from the Global Travel Academy is an online experience that you can take part in from home in preparation for your next volunteer abroad trip. This will enable you to experience the world and be immersed in new cultures from your laptop, while learning about responsible volunteering and getting a taste of what’s to come before you go abroad!

How to get your free virtual volunteering course this month

To take advantage of this limited time offer, all you need to do is apply and register for the IVHQ program of your choice. You’ll then receive a unique coupon code from your Program Manager that will enable you to complete the Certificate in International Volunteering for free. With our added flexibility, you can book with confidence for any date.

What is the Certificate in International Volunteering?

The Certificate in International Volunteering is a 3-hour interactive course valued at US$149. Through this online certification course, you'll join travel gurus Reuben and Chloe on their volunteer journey through twelve countries, immersing yourself in new cultures and gaining a fresh global perspective. You’ll feel as though you’re right beside them throughout this virtual training experience, as they share their knowledge on international volunteering best practice, while interviewing travel experts and demonstrating how to handle real-life challenges on the road.

Upon completing the course, you’ll receive a Certificate in International Volunteering, which you can add to your resume, job and college applications!

Why volunteer virtually with the Global Travel Academy?

The Global Travel Academy provides online volunteer training opportunities - perfect for first-timers, solo travelers, or those who want to ensure they are traveling in a responsible, sustainable and meaningful way.

The Global Travel Academy uses a mix of immersive videos, interactive quizzes, reflective learning activities and downloadable resources to give you a virtual tour of volunteering abroad. The aim of the training is to kickstart your journey before you leave home and ensure that you have a safe, impactful and inspiring experience. The course was created by responsible travel experts and presents you with real world situations, so that you can learn how to best handle the challenges you may face when volunteering abroad.

Why take the Certificate in International Volunteering?
  • Get exclusive insider info - Global Travel Academy courses are curated by travel industry experts and experienced professionals sharing their insider knowledge and untapped resources.
  • Build confidence as a traveler - Learn how to solve common challenges, develop a traveler’s mindset and get the most out of your volunteer experience.
  • Be a safe and responsible volunteer - The course arms you with advice, techniques and tools to ensure you are a safe, healthy and responsible traveler.
  • Learn skills for life - Nurture invaluable communication, leadership and problem-solving skills that will stick with you and are transferable to other areas of life!
  • Gain professional development - Develop skills favored by employers and use your certificate to boost your resume, LinkedIn profile or job applications.
  • The research is done for you - Receive links to trusted organizations within the travel and volunteer industries so you don’t have to start your research from scratch.
  • Get inspired for future adventures - The virtual volunteer experience features real-life travel situations all over the world, showing you what life on the road is like.
  • Flexible and accessible - The course can be completed on any device at your own pace, and you’ll receive access to an online resource center to help you plan trips.

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!