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Volunteer in Europe

Volunteer in Europe

Dreaming of volunteering in Europe in 2021 or 2022? International Volunteer HQ has 14 years experience in providing the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer opportunities in Europe.

Every year, thousands of people from across the globe choose to volunteer in Europe with IVHQ, as it enables them to give back to local community initiatives while soaking up the art, history and buzzing atmosphere in some of the world’s greatest cultural hubs.

Wondering what volunteer work in Europe is like? IVHQ offers a huge range of meaningful volunteer programs in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Romania and Croatia. Whether you want to learn a new language, teach English abroad, help conserve marine life, care for abandoned animals or volunteer with refugees, IVHQ has a Europe volunteer opportunity for you.

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Why volunteer abroad in Europe with IVHQ?

Whether you’re seeking humanitarian trips to Europe or simply want an easy and affordable way to organize your Europe gap year or volunteer vacation, IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and you can volunteer for 1 - 24 weeks. With flexible booking, additional Covid-19 safety measures, program orientation, 24/7 support, safe accommodation, meaningful volunteer work and everything in-country organized for you, IVHQ is the most trusted volunteer organization in Europe.

Best Europe volunteer programs in 2021 & 2022

Discover the top places to volunteer in Europe right now. You can find out more about Covid-19 entry requirements here and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities in Europe below.

Volunteer in Belgium
Become a volunteer in Belgium with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 6 weeks
Ages 18+ or 16-17 with a guardian
Program Fees from $645
Volunteer in Greece
Become a volunteer in Greece with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from $720

”My experience with IVHQ and my volunteer program was faultless! It was so easy to apply and everything was so clearly laid out and the advice was so helpful before I left for my placement. The placement itself (Animal Care in Croatia) was amazing, I met some lovely friends and all the animals were so sweet and well looked after by the staff, they were a dream. The ratio of volunteering to free time was perfect so I was able to do some unforgettable experiences such as zip-lining up in the mountains and spending a day at the waterfalls! If you’re thinking of volunteering, IVHQ is amazing, the prices are affordable and so worth it for everything they provide, they have such a range of programs so there’s something for everyone! I’ve absolutely loved my time and if possible I’ll definitely be going back next year!”

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Common questions about volunteering in Europe

What volunteer work in Europe does IVHQ offer?

Volunteering in Europe in 2021 or 2022 is an opportunity to make a significant impact during a time of need.

IVHQ offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in Europe. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, conservation, providing support to refugees and the homeless, or volunteering with animals, IVHQ has volunteer programs in Europe that are suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

How much does it cost to volunteer in Europe?

IVHQ makes it super easy and affordable to book volunteer trips to Europe. Our fully hosted volunteer programs start from only $360 for 1 week and include accommodation, meals, airport pickup, orientation and comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.

How to volunteer in Europe

Applying to volunteer in Europe is simple! Once you’ve decided which country you want to travel to and which volunteer project in Europe you would like to join, you can apply online. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment needed at this stage. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip.

You can learn more about how to get started here.

What are the best Europe service trips for 2021 & 2022?

IVHQ offers a diverse range of mission trips to Europe. Choose from 7 of the most sought after destinations for your conservation or humanitarian work in Europe:

Find out how recent IVHQ volunteers got on in Europe: Watch Emily’s video from Portugal or read Marc’s story from Romania.

Is it safe to volunteer in Europe?

Thousands of IVHQ volunteers travel to Europe every year without encountering any issues. We have a comprehensive approach to managing safety and reducing risks across all of our programs, which gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy. This includes:

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!