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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, Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, North America, Europe, the Caribbean and the 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$295 (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 Turtle Conservation
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 Food Outreach Food Outreach Education Support
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 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 Turtle Conservation
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$3170 (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 Turtle Conservation
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 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 Women's Education
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 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 NGO Support Environmental
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$1185 (4 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 Women's Education
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 Turtle Conservation Marine Conservation Forest Conservation Island Outreach Community Development​​ Marine Conservation Turtle Conservation
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 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 Women's Education
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 Women's Education
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 Special Needs Care - Kathmandu Women's Education - 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 Coast and Waterway Conservation
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 Environmental
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 Environmental Scuba Diving
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 Neighborhood 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 Women's Education
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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