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115,119 volunteers since 2007
Why Volunteer Abroad With IVHQ?

115,119 volunteers

empowered to make an impact abroad

7 million hours

of volunteer work

14 years experience

as the world’s leading volunteer organization

Why IVHQ?

Join the world’s largest community of volunteer travelers

When you volunteer abroad with IVHQ, you’re more than just a tourist. You become part of the local community, experience new cultures in an authentic way and leave behind a visible, lasting impact. This is the kinder way to see the world. Serving people and the planet in this way allows you to connect with yourself, build lifelong friendships and unearth your inner potential.

What it is like volunteering abroad with International Volunteer HQ.
Most affordable & flexible
Most affordable & flexible

Most affordable & flexible

We believe that volunteering is for everyone. That’s why we offer low prices, fully-hosted experiences and flexible booking. Our accessible programs are trusted by over 115,000 travellers and cater to solo travellers, teens, students, families, retirees, groups and more.

300+ projects across 50+ destinations worldwide
300+ projects across 50+ destinations worldwide

300+ projects across
50+ destinations worldwide

With the world’s largest range of volunteer abroad programs available year-round across Africa, Asia, Europe, the USA, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Middle East - we have an adventure waiting for you.

Impact driven programs run by locals
Impact driven programs run by locals

Impact driven programs run by locals

Our award-winning volunteer programs are run by local teams as they are best placed to understand the issues faced by their community. We regularly visit programs to ensure they are meeting long term goals in a sustainable and ethical way.

Inclusive community of like-minded volunteers
Inclusive community of like-minded volunteers

Inclusive community of like-minded volunteers

We bring people from more than 150 countries together to make a collective impact. The IVHQ family is all about nurturing meaningful friendships, deepening cultural understanding and embracing diversity.

Ethical, responsible & sustainable
Ethical, responsible & sustainable

Ethical, responsible & sustainable

As a certified B Corporation, our impact on volunteers, local teams, communities and the planet is regularly audited and held to the highest social and environmental standards. We leave every place better than we found it.

Unrivalled support & safety
Unrivalled support & safety

Unrivalled support & safety

With 13+ years experience and an unmatched safety record, you know you’re in good hands. We provide wrap-around support, follow industry leading safety procedures and enforce additional measures to protect against Covid-19.

”Volunteering in Kenya was with no doubt the best two weeks of my life. It's been not just rewarding but an eye opening experience. I have met the most loving people on the planet. I have seen the most astonishing nature. And I have seen a new way of living. It's incredible the impact one can make with just his presence and few dollars. I gave a little to these people but what they gave me is priceless. I feel Complete! Alive! Grateful! And Happy! And I have unforgettable memories of my life.”

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