NEW Volunteer Projects at IVHQ
At IVHQ, we’re continually sourcing new and innovative opportunities for you to explore the world in a way that’s meaningful to you and to the community you serve. Discovering new volunteer destinations, expanding projects in popular locations and finding the areas where international volunteers are needed are just a few of the reasons we open new projects!
Check out our newly launched volunteer abroad projects below, and be one of the first to make a difference there!
By popular request, IVHQ now offers a diverse range of volunteer projects in Athens, Greece! Home of the Ancient Greeks and architecture fit for gods, these projects are based in the capital of Greece and a perfect location to start your Greek experience. Choose from 6 newly launched projects supporting a variety of causes. Be quick - our Europe volunteer programs are always popular and sure to fill up quickly over busy periods!
Recommended by MollyIVHQ Travel Expert
“Animal Care, because who doesn’t love helping dogs! This would be my first recommendation as this project is a great opportunity for dog lovers to help care for, feed, and socialize dogs so that they can find a new and loving home. Homeless Support is also a great option as it’s a fantastic way for volunteers to get involved with outreach activities first hand by distributing meals etc. and seeing the positive impact you are having on the homeless populations you’re supporting.”
Climate change is an issue that is top of mind with so many of our volunteers. IVHQ declared a climate emergency in 2021 and as part of that declaration, we committed to opening more climate-action and related projects. There are so many ways you can help our planet - these are our newest projects to get stuck into.
Whether sustainable farming and agriculture is a cause close to your heart, or forest conservation is where you want to dedicate your efforts, these projects are one step closer to helping our planet be a healthier home for future generations!
Recommended by MerranIVHQ Travel Expert
“I would absolutely recommend the sustainable agriculture project. You can connect with nature, learn about local food, and how the crops are grown. The local community, especially the kids, are always the favorite part of this project as they are always popping by to see what the volunteers are up to, and asking questions. This project also helps teach skills to help the local youth create income potential.”
Volunteering in Africa is a popular choice for a good reason - you have so many opportunities to help communities that value your support while experiencing a culture and community unlike any other. Help with cleaning, feeding, and caring for injured turtles or see or help protect wildlife at one of Africa’s biggest game reserves - these are just a couple of new options for you to choose from!
Recommended by MarianaIVHQ Travel Expert
“If you are passionate about nature, enjoy working outdoors and don't mind some physical work and getting your hands dirty, the Wildlife Conservation project located at Kruger Park should be on your bucket list. Not only will you be part of a team working on protecting animal species in the African savannah, as you will also have the unique experience of living and working in a private game reserve where you have the opportunity to see wildlife everyday during game safaris.”
Medical volunteers are always welcome at IVHQ - the impact that you will have on the people in the community you choose to support cannot be underestimated! Helping increase access to education around healthcare goes a long way towards helping to improve the health and wellbeing of people from under-resourced communities.
Recommended by ScotiaIVHQ Travel Expert
“The new Physical Therapy project in India - Kerala is a one-of-a-kind project that IVHQ now has available! This is a fantastic opportunity for those physical therapy or occupational therapy students looking to contribute their time & effort as an IVHQ volunteer, while gaining some amazing experiences in Kerala's top-ranking healthcare system.”
We know our volunteers have big hearts - especially when it comes to our four-legged furry friends! Our Animal Care volunteer projects always get a lot of love from our international volunteer community. From rehoming stranded dogs to taking care of abandoned kittens and more, these projects are crucial to improving the welfare of animals around the globe!
Based on popular request, we’ve launched a few more opportunities to volunteer with animals in Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Recommended by SammyIVHQ Travel Expert
“I’d recommend the Animal Care project in Athens! On this project, you’ll not only care for lost and abandoned dogs, but you’ll also get to be involved in their journey of finding a forever home. Your days will be varied and busy; from feeding and socializing, to supporting adoption events or assisting with searching for adoption families, there is so much to get involved in to be able to make a difference.”
Are you a people-person and want to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of others? Our diverse range of Community Development volunteer projects are full of volunteers just like you, who want to help improve access to education, upskill locals in areas like technology, or help out with feeding the homeless or supporting youth development.
Our newest community-focused projects have identified volunteer opportunities where you can make a world of difference. Feel the joy of giving back, knowing that you will leave a lasting impact on the community, even after you return home.
Recommended by MarianaIVHQ Travel Expert
“It might seem a small task, but the impact is big! The Construction and Renovation project in Tanzania is a great opportunity to improve the living conditions of people in Arusha. From building a fence at the childcare centre to painting a classroom at a local school, volunteers bring their skills and willingness to help promote dignity, safety and long-term solutions for the local community.”