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Travel with Purpose, Travel with Jess

Want to make a difference through travel alongside responsible influencer Jess Chadwick? Join her as she embarks on an adventure to South Africa and Tanzania, helping children in need and giving them a chance for a brighter future. Be quick! There are limited spaces available with Jess in South Africa and Tanzania.

When is Jess going?

You can join Jess for as little as one week in either country, or extend your stay to maximize your impact in enriching the lives of disadvantaged children.

South Africa

South Africa

October 7 - November 2, 2024

Join her South Africa trip
Tanzania

Tanzania

November 4 - December 1, 2024

Join her Tanzania trip
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What Volunteering Projects is Jess Supporting?

Jess Chadwick South Africa volunteer trip projects with IVHQ.

Projects in Cape Town, South Africa

Dedicated to helping children in low-income communities in South Africa, Jess will be volunteering in Childcare and Teaching in Cape Town.

These incredibly rewarding initiatives allow you to become a beacon of inspiration for the youth. Get involved in early childhood education and high-quality care for children from nearby farms, villages, and communities.

Program Highlights
  • Assist in providing early childhood education in Cape Town
  • Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town
  • Stay in IVHQ’s volunteer house with Jess and everyone else volunteering with her

You can learn more about volunteering in South Africa here - just make sure to apply from this page to easily access the group trip dates and discount code.

Looking for something else? We offer numerous other volunteer projects you can join in Cape Town while still staying in the same volunteer house with Jess! Find your perfect volunteer project in Cape Town!

Want to join Jess in South Africa? Hurry, spaces are limited! Apply and complete your registration now so you don’t miss out!

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Jess Chadwick Tanzania volunteer trip projects with IVHQ.

Projects in Arusha, Tanzania

Advocating to enrich the minds of the youth, Jess will be volunteering in Childcare and Teaching projects in Arusha, Tanzania!

Join Jess as she works closely with under-resourced schools, daycares, and kindergartens to help enrich, support, and educate the minds of disadvantaged children in low-income areas in Tanzania.

Program Highlights
  • Be involved in helping local Tanzanian teachers across a range of school subjects
  • Assist in creating a safe and accessible environment for students
  • Immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture
  • Stay in the same volunteer house with Jess and everyone else volunteering with her

You can learn more about volunteering in Tanzania here - just make sure to apply from this page to easily access the group trip dates and discount code.

Looking for something else? We offer numerous other volunteer projects you can join in Tanzania while staying in the same volunteer house* with Jess! Find your perfect volunteer project in Arusha!

*This excludes volunteers joining the Maasai Immersion project as it is based outside of Arusha.

Want to join Jess in Tanzania? Hurry, there are limited spaces available! Apply and complete your registration now so you don’t miss out!

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About Jessica Chadwick volunteering with IVHQ.

About Jess Chadwick

Hi there! I’m Jess Chadwick, and I believe in traveling with a purpose. Come and join me as I travel and volunteer across southern Africa, making a difference in communities that need help.

In 2009, my sister, Georgina, decided to go on a volunteering trip with IVHQ in Kenya. She joined the Childcare program for 13 weeks. When she came home, she talked about all the great things she’d experienced during her trip to Kenya. This sparked a light in me and pushed me to do the same.

Since then, I’ve volunteered with IVHQ in Ghana and Tanzania, immersing myself in fantastic local initiatives supporting care for disadvantaged children. I had such a great time!

In April 2024 I will be volunteering again with IVHQ in Zambia and then I’m heading back to Ghana in September 2024. Places to join me in those destinations are already full – but you can still join me in South Africa and Tanzania in October and November 2024.

Want to be a part of the change? Register to join me in South Africa and Tanzania, and we can make a difference together!

Here’s a glimpse of what I’m doing on my Zambia trip:
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Volunteer from Jess' Zambia group

“Being part of this trip has been rewarding and memorable. It has been an incredible experience teaching the most amazing children, yet very touching witnessing the daily challenges they face. I am a strong believer that small actions that come from the heart have a great impact, and seeing the smiles on so many little faces made my time with them priceless.

Travelling as a group has enabled me to meet new people and form lifelong friendships. From the moment I considered joining the trip Jess has been so supportive helping me to prepare to travel, arranging wonderful extracurricular activities and ensuring everyone has a great experience. Her radiant personality definitely confirms that I could not have chosen a better host.”

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Why Should You Volunteer Abroad with IVHQ.

Why Should You Volunteer Abroad with IVHQ

If you’re someone who has a strong sense of advocacy and loves to discover and travel like me, then volunteering abroad is the best way to do it! You get to travel to your dream destinations, discover rich cuisine, and learn about local traditions and languages, all while being able to give back to communities in need.

It’s a truly fulfilling experience!

I know that sometimes it can be scary to do it, especially when you’re alone. That’s why I always volunteer abroad with IVHQ. They take the time to do all of the hard work for you to make sure you stay safe. They arrange your accommodation, itinerary, program schedule, and airport pick-up. They also have 24/7 in-country support, so you’ll never feel alone!

Plus, so many other volunteers join solo! So it’s perfect for you to make new friends you’ll keep for life.

IVHQ also has many program add-ons to maximize your stay in Africa! From African wildlife safaris, hiking through the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to visiting local villages, you can immerse yourself and experience a whole new world while making a difference!

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Answers to questions you may have

Program fees vary by duration. You can join Jess for as little as one week in one country or multiple weeks across one or both destinations. Your program fee covers accommodation, food, airport pick-up, and 24/7 in-country support.

In addition to the program fees below, there is a separate registration fee starting from $329. This will secure your place in the program and cover all pre-departure support.

If you plan to register for both programs, you can enjoy a $100 discount on your second registration.

Program Fees:

Duration
South Africa
Tanzania
1 week $275 (equal to $39/day) $360 (equal to $51/day)
2 weeks $445 (equal to $32/day) $510 (equal to $36/day)
3 weeks $615 (equal to $29/day) $715 (equal to $34/day)
4 weeks $785 (equal to $28/day) $930 (equal to $33/day)

Learn more about our program fees and registration fees.

When you apply to travel and volunteer with Jess, you will be registering for the same dates and volunteer program as the UK responsible travel influencer, Jess Chadwick.

IVHQ organizes everything for you, including:

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Your accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Meals
  • Your volunteering placement
  • 24/7 local support

Keep in mind that when registering for the program, we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Places are very limited, so be sure to register now to secure your spot and travel with Jess.

To ensure safety, we have dedicated local teams for all our programs to guide and help our volunteers have a safe volunteering experience. You will be staying with Jess Chadwick in the volunteer houses for South Africa and Tanzania.

Accommodation in South Africa:

  • You will be housed in a two-story dormitory-style volunteer house with a capacity of 42 volunteers. It is a 7-bedroom house that comfortably sleeps 6 persons/room. The rooms are separated by gender.
  • The house has 6 bathrooms, a lounge, a dining area and a volunteer kitchen
  • Located in Muizenberg, a historic part of Cape Town, the volunteer house is just walking distance to the beach, convenience stores, ATMs, and restaurants.
  • Muizenberg is a safe and secure suburb in the southern part of Cape Town
  • The accommodation has WiFi access with great 5G coverage
  • Private room upgrades and similar are not available in South Africa.

Accommodation in Tanzania:

  • Volunteers are accommodated in dormitory-style volunteer houses or homestays in Sakina, Arusha. Note that volunteers taking part with Jess will only be housed in volunteer houses
  • In volunteer houses, volunteers can expect to share a room with one to ten volunteers of the same gender.
  • Generally, the rooms accommodate 4-6 persons.
  • If requested, volunteers taking part with Jess can also be accommodated in homestays. Our homestay options are located next to each other. One can accommodate up to 10 volunteers, while the other accommodates up to 6 volunteers.
  • Basic needs such as electricity and water are available. However, power outages often occur, affecting electricity and water availability.
  • The volunteer houses have a cook and are monitored by a security guard for safety.
  • Private room upgrades and similar are not available in Tanzania.

IVHQ has over 300+ programs across 44 countries worldwide, ranging from childcare, education, environmental conservation, social advocacies, etc. Learn more about other volunteer programs with IVHQ.

Jess will be participating in Childcare and Teaching programs with IVHQ. You are welcome to join other programs in the same location, so you still get to meet, spend time, and interact with her in the same volunteer house.

Vaccinations and similar items can vary depending on your chosen destination and your specific travel plans. Before you depart, IVHQ will provide you with a comprehensive Program Guide detailing all the items you must bring and a list of recommended vaccinations you may wish to secure before your trip to South Africa or Tanzania.

Volunteers attending the Tanzania program must be 16 years old and above to qualify. Volunteers attending the South Africa program must be 18 years old and above to qualify.

Volunteers aged 16-18 are required to provide IVHQ with parental consent to participate in the program and may be asked to provide additional documentation to the local team.

As IVHQ supports volunteers from all over the world, we do not organize your flights.

You will be responsible for booking and securing your travel to the destination, including visa fees, plane tickets, travel insurance, vaccinations, and other travel requirements for your destination.

IVHQ is a trusted partner of Skyscanner. Skyscanner can help you find the best flight options for your travel from your country of origin to your chosen volunteer destination. Click here to access their flight search tool.

Over 70% of our volunteers are solo travelers, and most are volunteering for the first time, so you won’t have to worry about doing the program alone. This is a great chance to meet new people and make friends. We have numerous testimonials from solo travelers who have made friends for life from our volunteer projects.

Yes! Couples and groups of friends are more than welcome to register for the program. Keep in mind that the program does have limited placements. To avoid missing out, apply and pay the registration fee to secure your place.

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