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NGO Volunteer Support

NGO Volunteer Support

Are you looking for NGO volunteer opportunities abroad where you can help contribute to the long term goals and success of local non-government organisations?

International Volunteer HQ’s affordable NGO Volunteer Support and Creative Technologies projects are ideal for people looking to gain international work experience, while sharing and developing their own skills to help further the reach and impact of NGOs in communities abroad.

IVHQ offers affordable and impactful NGO volunteering programs in Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

  • Choose from 9 NGO Support programs across 9 destinations worldwide
  • Suited to volunteers who want to gain global career experience while making a positive impact

  • Support a diverse range of NGO initiatives that uplift communities in need

  • Gain project management experience, communication skills and an insight into how non-profits operate

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What to expect from NGO volunteering abroad

What to expect from NGO volunteering abroad

NGO volunteer jobs are a great option for enthusiastic and flexible volunteers who want to experience a diverse selection of projects abroad. Placements can range from education and women’s empowerment to environmental conservation and public health. Where you are placed is decided based on a mixture of your skills and interests, and where there is the most need for help at the time.

IVHQ’s NGO Support projects in Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal, Puerto Rico, Romania and Belgium enable you to take on a range of tasks. These can include marketing, photography, grant writing, research, fundraising events, team building, community development, outreach activities, tech support, website development, teaching English and general administration.

IVHQ’s Creative Technologies projects in Croatia, Italy and Spain give you the opportunity to work with an NGO and use your technical and marketing skills to create campaigns that encourage the local community to take action in their own surroundings.

Learn more about our NGO volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.

Best NGO volunteer opportunities abroad


NGO Support in Brussels

Program Fees from £493 for 1 week


Working with NGOs in Cambodia

Program Fees from £569 for 5 weeks


Creative Technologies in Split

Program Fees from £419 for 1 week


NGO Support in Quito

Program Fees from £206 for 1 week


Creative Technologies in Rome

Program Fees from £684 for 2 weeks


NGO Support in Nepal

Program Fees from £489 for 4 weeks

Puerto Rico

NGO Support in San Juan

Program Fees from £439 for 1 week


NGO Support in Miercurea Ciuc

Program Fees from £275 for 1 week


Creative Technologies in Barcelona

Program Fees from £1407 for 4 weeks

Why volunteer for NGOs abroad?

Why volunteer for NGOs abroad?

The positive initiatives of NGOs are often limited by financial and staffing resources and rely heavily on international funding drives. Therefore, the support of IVHQ volunteers is invaluable in supporting NGOs to further their efforts within the community and work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Whether you want to improve the services NGOs provide to refugees and homeless communities in Belgium, help local children from low-income communities get better access to the basic necessities of life in Ecuador or use your creative skills to raise public awareness for NGOs in Europe - this is a unique opportunity to use your skills as a force for good.

Interested in NGO internships or volunteer internships? Our sister organisation Intern Abroad HQ offers a huge range of remote and overseas internships with NGOs that are driven by social and environmental impact.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Covid-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting disadvantaged and minority communities the hardest. To reduce inequalities, we must provide better services and support to refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities.

”The NGO placed a lot of trust in my abilities - I felt like I contributed to a worthwhile cause at a suitable level based on my experience and expectations. I felt most connected to the country through my in-office volunteer work and out of office bonding time with my colleagues and Cambodian friends that I met while I was there. Overall, I am very thankful for the experience with IVHQ. Volunteering in Cambodia was one of the most rewarding life experiences I have ever had. I am glad that I went through a trustworthy and reliable organization like IVHQ in order to accomplish a long-standing goal I've had to volunteer in Cambodia.”

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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!