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Win Your Summer Experience With IVHQ

Find out about IVHQ Summer Experience

Take the opportunity to make this your best summer yet!

We’re committed to creating life changing experiences through volunteering and we want to reward the incredible travelers setting off to make a difference this summer with the chance to win an Ultimate Summer Experience.

Summer break is one of the most popular times to volunteer abroad, so you’ll be in the company of other like-minded travelers from all around the world. Travelers who are also looking to have the time of their lives! Don’t just take our word for it: volunteers who traveled abroad last summer loved their experience so much that almost 90% would recommend the experience to a friend!

So what does a life changing summer experience look like?

IVHQ Summer Experience Testimonial

IVHQ Summer Experience Offer

Here’s what the Ultimate Summer Experience includes:

  • $1000 flight voucher
  • Registration Fee refunded to the winner
  • Travel insurance (up to the value to $150)
  • Airport drop off (to be arranged with local team)

Apply for your summer experience

IVHQ Summer Experience How It Works

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Promotion ends: May 30th, 4pm PDT. Read the full Win Your Summer Experience Terms and Conditions, or keep reading our FAQs.


If I register within the promotion period, but I’m traveling outside of summer, am I still eligible to win?

Yes. If you register within the promotion period and your volunteer program doesn’t start in summer, you’re still eligible to be the prize winner. We call that enjoying a little slice of summer at any time of year!

I have already registered for a summer program, am I eligible?

In order to be eligible to win the Ultimate Summer Experience, you need to pay your Registration Fee within the promotion period. The promotion runs from May 12 until May 30, 4pm PDT.

Will my Registration Fee be refunded to me if I win?

Yes. If you register within the promotion period and win the Summer Experience you will have your Registration Fee refunded to you.

Is travel insurance included?

Yes. The Summer Experience winner will receive travel insurance up to the value of $150.

Do I need to pay my Program Fee?

Yes. The Program Fee is not included in the Ultimate Summer Experience promotion. You need to pay this 30 days before your program start date.

I am registered in the promotion period, should I pay for my flights or wait for the Summer Experience promotion to be drawn?

Yes, you should book your flights. As a general rule, the more organized you are, the cheaper your airfare will be so once you’re confirmed on your volunteer program we recommend booking through IVHQ Flights as soon as you can. That way if you’re not the winner of the Summer Experience promotion, you’ll still have secured the best flight price possible. And, if you are the lucky recipient of the Summer Experience promotion and have booked through IVHQ Flights, we will refund the cost of your airfares up to the value of US$1,000.

What if I pay my Registration Fee in May and my program start date is also in May?

If that’s the case you will need to organize booking your flights as soon as possible. If you book your flights through IVHQ Flights you will still be eligible for the summer experience promotion and if you’re selected as the winner the cost of your airfares up to US$1,000 and Registration Fee will be refunded to you.

Does the ‘Summer Experience’ prize have to be used for IVHQ flights?

Yes. A Flight Credit valued at US$1,000 must be put towards flights booked via IVHQ Flights to participate on the IVHQ Program that the winner paid their Registration Fee for.

So how do I book my airfares with IVHQ Flights?

Once you have registered for an IVHQ program, simply request a quote using the booking tool in your MyIVHQ Profile. We work with a team of expert humanitarian flight agents to make the process of booking your volunteer trip easy and budget-friendly.

Does the Flight Credit expire?

The prize winner must travel and begin their IVHQ Program before June 1st, 2020 and the flight booking must be confirmed with IVHQ Flights before January 1st, 2020.

Do I have to travel directly to my IVHQ program?

Yes. Flights must be the most direct route to the IVHQ Program destination. Additional layovers or transport costs are at the winner’s sole discretion and expense.

Can I use the flights for personal travel?

No. The Flight Credit is to be put towards return flights from the winner’s country of residence to the IVHQ Program destination.

Do I lose my Flight Credit if I have to cancel my volunteer program?

The prize winner must travel and begin their IVHQ Program before June 1st, 2020 and the flight booking must be confirmed with IVHQ Flights before January 1st, 2020. If the winner is, for whatever reason, unable to confirm the booking before January 1st, 2020 or travel before June 1st, 2020, whether the failure was due to reasons beyond the winner’s control or otherwise, then the winner will forfeit the prize.

I’m traveling with a friend/family member can we use half of the prize each? Or can I gift it to a friend?

No. The Ultimate Summer Experience package can only be used by the winner and cannot be transferred to, or used by, another person.

Can I redeem my voucher for cash?

No. The Flight Credit cannot be refunded, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash.

I’m already registered, can I enter the draw?

No, but you can register for another program which will enter you into the draw. And, as a returning volunteer you will receive 10 percent off your Registration Fee.

If I am registered for two programs will I be entered twice?

Yes. Every Registration Fee is an entry into the Ultimate Summer Experience promotion.

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!