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Volunteer Certificates

Enroll in the Certificate in International Volunteering

Are you looking to upskill before volunteering abroad, or do you want to endorse your volunteer trip with certification to include in your resume? International Volunteer HQ has collaborated with Global Travel Academy to offer you the opportunity to enroll in GTA’s affordable online courses, to help you travel abroad safely and responsibly.

The Certificate in International Volunteering is an innovative online course, designed to guide you through the journey of volunteering abroad to enhance your effectiveness as a global volunteer. Through exposure to real world volunteer travel videos, expert interviews, drone footage, and interactive exercises, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the important elements to consider when volunteering abroad and how to be a an effective and responsible volunteer.

This self-paced online course is made up of 12 modules and will take approximately 3 hours to complete, it’s compatible with your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop and highly recommended for all IVHQ volunteers.


The course will guide you through the following topics:

  • Preparing for departure
  • Managing expectations
  • Responsible volunteering
  • Understanding and respecting cultures
  • Building and managing relationships
  • Health and safety while volunteering abroad
  • The role of an international volunteer
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Reverse culture shock

Bonus features:

  • Interviews with nine industry experts, including IVHQ’s Head of Impact, Risk & People; Ben Brown
  • Interactive modules and reflective learning activities
  • Downloadable interactive PDF workbook to support your learning
  • Access to an online resource center available for your use once you have completed the course
  • More than 90 minutes of footage, filmed across 12 countries
  • The ability to complete the course on any device from wherever you have a WiFi connection

I loved how interactive each module was. With mind maps, the card sorting tasks and then the quiz! The videos and written content was spread across each module equally which made it more interesting and easy to get though.The people that spoke were really interesting and all information given had the perfect amount of detail. Points were detailed but precise. Really great course. If I know anyone wanting to volunteer abroad I will 100% recommend this course!

The course is perfect for:

  • Anyone considering volunteering abroad
  • Registered volunteers who would like extra training to support their volunteer trip
  • Anyone looking to up-skill and gain expertise in global volunteering
  • Those looking to pursue a career in international development

Enroll in The Certificate in International Volunteering today to gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become an effective and responsible volunteer traveler. Read more about Global Travel Academy.


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