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Arts & Music Volunteer Programs

Arts & Music Volunteer Programs

Are you a creative, imaginative individual looking to help others discover their artistic passions? International Volunteer HQ offers inspiring Arts & Music volunteer opportunities that enable individuals to share their creative passions with communities, youth and teens around the world.

IVHQ has Arts & Music volunteer programs in Brazil, Ecuador and Jordan. Each program is unique to the local region and culture, ranging from music therapy and costume making to creative workshops and dance choreography.

As an Arts & Music volunteer, you’ll play a critical role in helping local youth and teens tap into their creative sides and enjoy the benefits of artistic expression.

  • Choose from 4 Arts and Music programs across 4 destinations worldwide
  • Suited to creative individuals who want to help others through art and music

  • Gain teaching experience and use your creativity to plan activities and lessons

  • Get an internationally recognised online TEFL course at a discounted rate

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What to expect as an Arts & Music volunteer abroad

What to expect as an Arts & Music volunteer abroad

IVHQ offers unique volunteer opportunities abroad for those interested in teaching music, sharing creative passions and inspiring others to develop their artistic abilities. Each of our programs are unique to the region and are structured around the local culture.

  • Carnival in Brazil: This unique project is centreed around Rio Carnival - one of the biggest festivals in the world, drawing in over two million people. As a Carnival volunteer, you’ll be placed in a local school helping to prepare for the festivities. This includes assisting with costumes and floats, choreographing dances and more. As this project is event specific, the dates change every year and are available between October and February.

  • Arts & Music in Jordan: Volunteers on this project help child refugees by using creative outlets to raise awareness of different social issues. You’ll lead creative workshops, touching on themes such as diversity, gender equality and climate change.

  • Music in Ecuador: If you’re looking to teach music abroad, this is the project for you. Volunteers can use their musical skills as a force for good, helping local students express themselves by exploring new sounds and instruments.

Best Arts & Music volunteer opportunities abroad


Music in Quito

Program Fees from £292 for 1 week


Refugee Support in Athens

Program Fees from £1437 for 4 weeks


Arts and Music in Amman

Program Fees from £693 for 1 week

Why join an Arts & Music project abroad?

Why join an Arts & Music project abroad?

As part of a well-rounded education, it’s critical that children have access to creative resources and outlets. In many low income communities, however, art and music is not a focus or a priority within education systems.

As a music or art volunteer abroad, you’ll support local teachers by putting structure around artistic programs. By bringing your own creative flair and talent, you’ll help teach youth and teens the importance of art, music and creativity, whether it be playing the guitar, dancing or general arts and crafts.

Your volunteering efforts will help support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #3: Good Health & Wellbeing and #4: Quality Education.

IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and are ideal for creative volunteers who enjoy contributing to a range of tasks and want to help others discover their artistic passions.

Academic course credit

Academic course credit through International Volunteer HQ and Intern Abroad HQ.

Academic course credit

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing a volunteer abroad program with International Volunteer HQ!

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Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

More than half of all children and teens do not meet minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Quality education provides an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and is key to preventing poverty, securing long-term employment and improving quality of life.

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”I was very pleased with the quick and thorough answers from IVHQ while i was deciding on the trip and during preparations. Volunteering on the Carnaval program was the best thing I have ever done, I was thrilled to be able to help with the costumes and gain some friends from the favellas in Rio. You get a true understanding of how life is and their culture. I would definitely do it again.”

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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!