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Volunteer Abroad Programs

Volunteer abroad in over 40 destinations with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s leading volunteer travel organization - trusted by over 80,000 volunteers. With volunteer programs starting from just US$180 for 1 week, you won’t find a more affordable and trustworthy organization for impactful volunteer vacations.

You can volunteer overseas with IVHQ for durations ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks, with volunteer abroad programs available in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, the USA, Europe and the Caribbean and Pacific.

Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Volunteering abroad with IVHQ enables you to make meaningful contributions to community projects in the areas of education, construction and renovation, healthcare, childcare, wildlife and conservation, community development and social enterprise.

Looking for inspiration on where to volunteer abroad? Discover IVHQ’s volunteer abroad programs below.

Volunteer in Buenos Aires in Argentina with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Healthcare Construction and Renovation Sports Education

Program fees

From US$590 (2 weeks) to US$1940 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Argentina - Cordoba with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching/Education Healthcare Construction and Renovation Sports Community Elderly Care Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$325 (1 week) to US$2015 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Ubud, Bali with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching Health Education Turtle Conservation Environmental Education Construction and Renovation

Program fees

From US$295 (1 week) to US$1650 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Lovina, Bali with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Support and Teaching School and Community Renovation

Program fees

From US$320 (1 week) to US$1675 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Become a volunteer in Belgium with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Education Support Renovation NGO Support Mobile Library Food Outreach

Program fees

From US$495 (1 week) to US$2719 (6 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Belize with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Marine Conservation

Program fees

From US$690 (1 week) to US$5345 (8 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Brazil with International Volunteer HQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 40 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Carnaval Sports Community Development

Program fees

From US$495 (2 weeks) to US$3355 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Cambodia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Medical Animal Care Working with NGOs Computer Support Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$360 (2 weeks) to US$2385 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 40 volunteers start each month

Projects

Teaching English Summer Outreach Teaching Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$280 (1 week) to US$3960 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Colombia with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Construction and Renovation Feeding the Homeless Elderly Care

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$3120 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Cartagena, Colombia with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Sports Development Community

Program fees

From US$450 (2 weeks) to US$2030 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Working with Children - Manuel Antonio Teaching English Teaching English - Manuel Antonio Healthcare Healthcare - Manuel Antonio Turtle Conservation Eco-Agriculture Conservation Construction and Renovation Special Needs Care Holiday Experience Spanish Service Learning Course

Program fees

From US$365 (1 week) to US$4925 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Street Children Work School Break School Support Teaching English Music Physical Education NGO Support Community Development Shelter Support

Program fees

From US$290 (1 week) to US$1660 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Santa Elena, Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten School Break Teaching English Environmental Education Sports Education Community Development

Program fees

From US$315 (1 week) to US$1685 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Fiji with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 60 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching and Sports Education Construction and Renovation

Program fees

From US$340 (1 week) to US$2465 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Medical Agriculture Construction and Renovation Sports Teaching

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$2315 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Become a volunteer in Greece with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten School Support Food Outreach Special Needs Support

Program fees

From US$340 (1 week) to US$2960 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Guatemala with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Medical Animal Care/Animal Rights Turtle Conservation Eco-Agriculture Conservation Construction and Renovation Mayan Cultural Immersion Working with the Elderly Special Needs Care Holiday Experience Spanish Service Learning Course

Program fees

From US$320 (1 week) to US$3605 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 15 and 40 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Slum Teaching Teaching English Health

Program fees

From US$250 (1 week) to US$2500 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Healthcare Outreach Eco-Agriculture Conservation Women's Education

Program fees

From US$420 (2 weeks) to US$3060 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Kerala, India with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 15 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching Medical Dentistry Women's Education Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$360 (1 week) to US$1570 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Indonesia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Island Conservation

Program fees

From US$675 (1 week) to US$1580 (4 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Italy
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 40 volunteers start each month

Projects

After School Care Teaching English Environmental NGO Support

Program fees

From US$685 (2 weeks) to US$2985 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Jamaica with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching and School Support Animal Care Sports Development Business and Community Development

Program fees

From US$365 (1 week) to US$2120 (8 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Kenya with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 80 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Childcare - Mombasa Teaching Teaching - Maasai Teaching - Mombasa Music Sports Education Women's Education Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$1370 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Laos with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Construction and Renovation

Program fees

From US$220 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month

Projects

Teaching Marine Conservation Forest Conservation Island Outreach Community Development​​

Program fees

From US$500 (2 weeks) to US$2000 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Malaysia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Teaching English Orangutan Conservation Construction and Renovation Special Needs Education

Program fees

From US$285 (1 week) to US$1690 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Mexico with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Animal Care/Animal Rights Maya Agriculture Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$1740 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Mexico with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of each month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare and Education Environmental Education and Upcycling Art and Community Outreach

Program fees

From US$370 (1 week) to US$1435 (8 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Morocco with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Teaching French Women's Education Sports Development Ramadan Program

Program fees

From US$310 (1 week) to US$3500 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Marrakech with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Teaching French Women's Education Agriculture - Atlas Mountains Amazigh Immersion - Atlas Mountains Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$310 (1 week) to US$3500 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Nepal with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare – Kathmandu Childcare - Pokhara Teaching English Medical Elective Construction and Renovation Women's Education - Kathmandu Special Needs Care - Kathmandu

Program fees

From US$250 (1 week) to US$1350 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in New Zealand with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Coast and Waterway Conservation NGO Support

Program fees

From US$885 (2 weeks) to US$5025 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 25 and 60 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Medical Animal Care Jungle Conservation Construction and Renovation Andean Immersion Special Needs Care Holiday Experience Spanish Service Learning Course

Program fees

From US$320 (1 week) to US$3905 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Lima, Peru with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Special Needs/Childcare Teaching English Medical Construction and Renovation

Program fees

From US$180 (1 week) to US$2455 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in the Philippines with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 40 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching Environmental Construction and Renovation

Program fees

From US$220 (1 week) to US$2250 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Become a volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Wolf Conservation Environmental Scuba Diving Construction and Renovation Food Rescue Youth Support

Program fees

From US$375 (1 week) to US$2890 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Romania
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare After School Support Teaching Animal Care Agriculture NGO Support Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$330 (1 week) to US$3950 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in South Africa with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Computer Training Teaching Sport Development Surf Outreach

Program fees

From US$250 (1 week) to US$3175 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in South Africa - Table View with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Surf, Skate & Swim Sport Development Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$265 (1 week) to US$5520 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Become a volunteer in Spain with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

After School Support Teaching Agriculture Creative Technologies Special Needs Support

Program fees

From US$720 (2 weeks) to US$3220 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Sri Lanka with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Medical Wild Elephant Conservation Temple Renovation Rural Community Development Elderly Care Special Needs

Program fees

From US$285 (1 week) to US$1690 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Medical Animal Welfare HIV/AIDS Support

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$1705 (16 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Thailand with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching English Outdoor Work

Program fees

From US$320 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Become a volunteer in New Orleans with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month

Projects

Environmental Sustainability Neighbourhood Renovation Art and Community Outreach Housing and Homeless Support

Program fees

From US$440 (1 week) to US$3070 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer abroad in Uganda with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Childcare Teaching Medical HIV/AIDS Support Sports Education Women's Education Special Needs Care

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$2315 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or 16 and 17 year-olds with guardian or parent
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month

Projects

Wildlife Conservation

Program fees

From US$880 (2 weeks) to US$4080 (12 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer Abroad in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 15 and 30 volunteers start each month

Projects

Special Needs/Childcare Teaching English Medical Food Outreach

Program fees

From US$245 (1 week) to US$2310 (24 weeks)

Language requirements

English

Volunteer in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month

Projects

Kindergarten Teaching Medical Construction and Renovation Elderly Care

Program fees

From US$270 (1 week) to US$1920 (16 weeks)

Language requirements

English


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