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Faculty-Led Volunteer Abroad Groups

Faculty-Led Volunteer Abroad Groups

International Volunteer HQ’s faculty-led volunteer programs and custom programming provide a meaningful way for your students to supplement their studies, give back to communities in need, and develop both personally and professionally.

Our specialist Group Support Team starts by understanding the needs of the faculty member so we can build a custom itinerary and prepare a detailed estimate. You can choose from 40+ countries, and we can organize everything for your group in-country, including accommodation, transportation, meals, and 24/7 in-country support.

We have over 16 years experience and have facilitated more than 1,000 trips for faculty-led groups with a wide range of special interests and skills, ranging in size from 8 group members up to 100. Our low cost fees and flexible payment schedules make volunteering abroad highly accessible for your students.

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IVHQ has worked with faculty around the world:

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What do faculty-led groups say about IVHQ?

“Over the past 3 years, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has worked with IVHQ to arrange annual group programs. Our students find their own preferred overseas locations and propose these to us for review. So far, our student groups have volunteered in South Africa, Morocco and Thailand. I have found IVHQ’s service to be superb. We typically have a few unique situations that aren’t necessarily covered on their website. However, in having a dedicated Groups Manager, any additional information we require is provided in a timely manner.” Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

“I chose IVHQ because of their approach to Responsible Volunteer Travel, the level of support I received, and the affordability of their fees. All of my students had access to information ahead of time and the local team were EXCELLENT on the ground. As a faculty leader, I was completely satisfied and I very much feel that our project was suitable for our group, with all of us growing and learning exponentially from the experience.” Michelle Osmond, Algonquin College, Canada


From the moment you make an inquiry with IVHQ, our dedicated Group Support Team will work with you to help your planning, including:

  • Understanding your service learning objectives and budget constraints
  • Finding a destination and placement best suited to your group’s preferences, skills, and objectives
  • Arranging any custom accommodation requirements
  • Developing daily schedules, including non-volunteering activities
  • Organizing local transportation
  • Booking tours

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How does IVHQ ensure safety of their student volunteers?

How does IVHQ ensure safety of their student volunteers?

All IVHQ programs adhere to comprehensive risk management and health & safety requirements. All of our placements and accommodation have been vetted by our local teams, who complete regular risk assessments. We also give faculty the opportunity to visit our volunteer programs as part of university requirements and familiarization trips.


How to organize a faculty-led volunteer trip for your group

How to organize a faculty-led volunteer trip for your group

  • Schedule a call with us: Book in a time that suits you to chat with our dedicated Group Support Team
  • Share your learning objectives, logistics, and budget: We will then create a custom proposal for review.
  • Let us know your university’s requirements: We can provide all the documentation needed to meet your university’s travel policies.
  • We help your students prepare for the experience: We provide support throughout the application, payment, pre-departure, and feedback process.


Volunteering FAQs for faculty-led groups

IVHQ can support group sizes from 2 to 50 members. For groups with 8+ members, we can design and customize a program to align with your group’s size and requirements.

Yes! We believe that no volunteer adventure would be complete without experiencing the natural and cultural wonders of your host country. We can share with you a range of activities and tours for your chosen program and get them booked for you.

IVHQ groups benefit from the opportunity to design a custom program and receive reduced transportation costs. Returning IVHQ groups are also eligible for 10% Registration Fee discounts and referral rewards.


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