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Volunteering in Asia with IVHQ

Volunteer in Asia with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted organization for volunteering in Asia. IVHQ has over 10 years of experience in placing international volunteers on Asia volunteer programs in 10 different destinations, including six Southeast Asia volunteer programs. The programs are based in Bali, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

As a volunteer in Asia with IVHQ, you will play a hands-on role in supporting important community projects which support the long-term goals of your host community. You will have the opportunity to be immersed in the local culture and gain first-hand insight into ancient cultures, inspiring traditions and unmatched hospitality. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organize short-term volunteering in Asia and we specialize in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities in Asia.

Whether you want to travel and volunteer in Asia short term during a semester break, as part of an Asia gap year or career break, or if you would like to volunteer with your friends in Asia, IVHQ has an opportunity for you.

Best Asia Volunteer Programs

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Asia with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in Asia. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife volunteer projects, nursing or medical volunteering in Asia, IVHQ has volunteer work in Asia that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in Asia with confidence, knowing they’ll be supported at every step of the journey. With online training, airport pick-ups, program orientations, safe accommodations and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best Asia volunteer programs.

Applying to volunteer in Asia is simple, once you have decided where to volunteer in Asia and which project you would like to join, you can apply online.

Learn more about how to volunteer in Asia and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.


Projects
  • Kindergarten
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare Education
  • Turtle Conservation
  • Environmental Education
  • Construction and Renovation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start every Monday.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud and on the island of Nusa Penida.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$295 (1 week) to US$1650 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 40 and 80 volunteers start on our Bali program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Bali!

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Projects
  • Kindergarten
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare Education
  • Environmental Education
  • School and Community Renovation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Lovina on the northern coast of Bali

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$320 (1 week) to US$1675 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 10 and 20 volunteers start on our Bali - Lovina program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Bali!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Medical
  • Working with NGOs
  • Computer Support
  • Special Needs Care
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs begin on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and surrounding provinces.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$360 (2 weeks) to US$2385 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 30 and 60 volunteers start on our volunteer program in Cambodia each month, making us one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Cambodia!

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Projects
  • Teaching English
  • Special Needs Care
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an and surrounding suburbs.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$280 (1 week) to US$3960 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 20 and 40 volunteers start on our China volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in China!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Slum Teaching
  • Teaching English
  • Health
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs begin on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Delhi (National Capital Territory of India) and surrounding rural areas.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$250 (1 week) to US$2500 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 15 and 40 volunteers start on our India volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in India!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare Outreach
  • Eco-Agriculture Conservation
  • Women's Education
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteers are based in Naddi and Rait, small communities close to popular hilltop Tibetan communities and the Buddhist monasteries of McLeod Ganj.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$420 (2 weeks) to US$3060 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 10 and 20 volunteers start on our Dharamsala volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in India!

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Projects
  • Kindgergarten
  • Teaching
  • Medical
  • Dentistry
  • Women's Education
  • Special Needs Care
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in South Indian city of Kochi.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$360 (1 week) to US$1570 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 10 and 15 volunteers start on our India - Kerala volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in India!

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Projects
  • Island Conservation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 30 years and over, families, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian who is over 30 are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located on a Conservation Resort on Simeulue Island.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$675 (1 week) to US$1580 (4 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 5 and 10 volunteers start on our Indonesia program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Indonesia!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Construction and Renovation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

The Laos volunteer program begins every Monday.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in and around Honkau Village and the wider Vientiane region.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$220 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 5 and 10 volunteers start on our Laos volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in the Laos!

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Projects
  • Teaching English
  • Orangutan Conservation
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Special Needs Education
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in and around Kuala Lumpur.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$395 (2 weeks) to US$1690 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 5 and 10 volunteers start on our Malaysia program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Malaysia!

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Projects
  • Childcare – Kathmandu
  • Childcare - Pokhara
  • Teaching English
  • Medical Elective
  • Construction and Renovation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs begin on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements located in three main areas within Nepal - Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$250 (1 week) to US$1350 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 30 and 60 volunteers start on our Nepal volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Nepal!

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Projects
  • Kindergarten
  • Teaching
  • Environmental
  • Construction and Renovation
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start every Monday.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in and around the Aborlan District on Palawan.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$220 (1 week) to US$2250 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 10 and 40 volunteers start on our Philippines volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in the Philippines!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching
  • Medical
  • Wild Elephant Conservation
  • Temple Renovation
  • Rural Community Development
  • Elderly Care
  • Special Needs
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start every Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in the sacred Sri Lankan city of Kandy, in the coastal town of Ambalangoda, and in the Wasgamuwa National Park.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$285 (1 week) to US$1690 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 10 and 30 volunteers start on our Sri Lanka volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Sri Lanka!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Outdoor Work
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$320 (1 week) to US$1320 (12 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 15 and 30 volunteers start on our volunteer program in Thailand each month, making us one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Thailand!

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Projects
  • Special Needs/Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Medical
  • Food Outreach
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on each Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in and around Ho Chi Minh City.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$245 (1 week) to US$2310 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 15 and 30 volunteers start on our Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Ho Chi Minh City!

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