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Volunteer in Asia

Volunteering in Asia with IVHQ

Volunteer in Asia with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted organisation for volunteering in Asia. Since 2007, IVHQ has supported over 80,000 travellers to volunteer abroad and has Asia volunteer programs in over 15 different destinations, including six Southeast Asia volunteer programs. The programs are based in Bali, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

As a volunteer in Asia with IVHQ, you will play a hands-on role in supporting important community projects which support the long-term goals of your host community. You will have the opportunity to be immersed in the local culture and gain first-hand insight into ancient cultures, inspiring traditions and unmatched hospitality. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organise short-term volunteering in Asia and we specialise in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities in Asia.

Whether you want to travel and volunteer in Asia short term during a semester break, as part of an Asia gap year or career break, or if you would like to volunteer with your friends in Asia, IVHQ has an opportunity for you.

Best Asia Volunteer Programs

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Asia with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in Asia. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife volunteer projects, nursing or medical volunteering in Asia, IVHQ has volunteer work in Asia that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in Asia with confidence, knowing they’ll be supported at every step of the journey. With online training, airport pick-ups, program orientations, safe accommodations and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best Asia volunteer programs.

Applying to volunteer in Asia is simple, once you have decided where to volunteer in Asia and which project you would like to join, you can apply online.

Learn more about how to volunteer in Asia and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.

Volunteer in Ubud, Bali with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Teaching Health Education Turtle Conservation Environmental Education Construction and Renovation Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From US$295 (1 week) to US$1650 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Lovina, Bali with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Support and Teaching School and Community Renovation
Program fees
From US$320 (1 week) to US$1675 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Cambodia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching English Medical Animal Care Working with NGOs Computer Support Sustainable Community Development Special Needs Care
Program fees
From US$360 (1 week) to US$2385 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Teaching English Summer Outreach Teaching Special Needs Care
Program fees
From US$280 (1 week) to US$3960 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 15 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Slum Teaching Teaching English Health
Program fees
From US$250 (1 week) to US$2500 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching Healthcare Outreach Eco-Agriculture Conservation Women's Education
Program fees
From US$420 (2 weeks) to US$3060 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Kerala, India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Teaching Medical Dentistry Special Needs Care Women's Education
Program fees
From US$360 (1 week) to US$1570 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Indonesia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Island Conservation
Program fees
From US$675 (1 week) to US$1580 (4 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Laos with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching English Construction and Renovation
Program fees
From US$220 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Nepal with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare – Kathmandu Childcare - Pokhara Teaching English Medical Elective Construction and Renovation Special Needs Care - Kathmandu Women's Education - Kathmandu
Program fees
From US$250 (1 week) to US$1350 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in the Philippines with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Teaching Environmental Construction and Renovation
Program fees
From US$220 (1 week) to US$2250 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Sri Lanka with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching Medical Wild Elephant Conservation Temple Renovation Rural Community Development Elderly Care Special Needs
Program fees
From US$285 (1 week) to US$1690 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Thailand with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching English Outdoor Work
Program fees
From US$320 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Teaching English Medical Food Outreach Special Needs Care
Program fees
From US$245 (1 week) to US$2310 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English

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!