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Volunteer Abroad Projects

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) has the world’s most extensive range of affordable and trusted volunteer projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific.

Whether you want to volunteer and teach abroad, support wildlife conservation or environmental volunteer projects, participate in volunteer building projects, or provide support within childcare centers, IVHQ has volunteer opportunities to suit all motivations and skill sets. If you’re pursuing a career in medicine or nursing, or if you’re a qualified healthcare professional, there are a wide range of medical volunteer abroad opportunities to suit all levels of experience and specialities.

Browse our service projects around the world below to find the volunteer opportunity best suited to your interests and skills set. Our short-term volunteer projects are available for travelers of all ages - so if you’re traveling solo, with a friend or in a group, you can find volunteer projects abroad that work for you.

For volunteer project ideas, you can refer to these links:

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!