How To Get Started
Browse our volunteer opportunities and choose a destination and the project you wish to volunteer on, as well as the dates you wish to volunteer.
Complete and submit our online application form with the details of your chosen program and dates. You will then receive an email confirming that IVHQ has received your application. Within 48 hours (2 working days), you will receive an email from your IVHQ Program Manager acknowledging your application and confirming the destination, project and dates of your volunteer program. In this email, you will receive more information about your chosen program, as well as details on how to pay the US$299 Registration Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your start date*) which is required to confirm your booking with IVHQ.
Log in to your MyIVHQ account to secure your place on the program by paying your Registration Fee. As soon as your Registration Fee has been received, your MyIVHQ account will be upgraded so you have full access to our preparation tools. After registering, you’ll also receive dedicated support from your IVHQ Program Manager to help you prepare for your upcoming volunteer program.
Log in to your MyIVHQ account and follow these steps in your preparation checklist:
- Read your program guide so you are informed on what to expect on your program, visa requirements, vaccinations, safety tips, local customs, packing lists, and other essential information
- Book your flights and submit your arrival details so we can organize your airport pick-up with our local team
- Obtain a criminal background check and upload a copy to MyIVHQ
- Organize travel insurance and submit your policy details to MyIVHQ
- Complete your interactive volunteer training modules to build an understanding of the important aspects that need to be considered before setting off on your volunteer trip
- Pay your Program Fee (due no later than 30 days prior to your program start date)
Remember that your IVHQ Program Manager is here to support you throughout your preparations, so you can contact them at any time.