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Volunteer Health and Safety

Volunteer Health and Saftey with IVHQ

Volunteering abroad is a great way to expand your horizons, learn about new cultures and make a valuable contribution in a foreign community. But alongside these rewards are some inherent risks that need to be understood and well managed.

As a responsible provider of global volunteer travel, IVHQ takes great care to keep volunteers safe. We know that travel to a foreign country can be a little daunting and we have developed a comprehensive approach to managing risks across all of our programs that gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy while abroad with us.

Select any of the below sections to learn more about why we’re trusted as a provider of safe volunteer travel by thousands of volunteers every year.

Before You Leave Home
During Your Program
Emergency Response
Top Volunteer Safety Tips
IVHQ Risk Management Policy
Getting Insured
IVHQ assistance provided before you leave home

Before You Leave Home

Through our online safety training, comprehensive information booklets and the ongoing support of our experienced Program Managers, we help volunteers get well-prepared for their volunteer program with IVHQ.

IVHQ Volunteer Safety - During Your Program

During Your Program

Learn about the procedures IVHQ and our local teams have in place to support the safety of volunteers on our programs.

Emergency response - IVHQ volunteer health and safety

Emergency Response

Our experienced teams do everything they can to keep volunteers safe from harm. They provide exceptional 24-hour support and are well prepared to provide a rapid response in the unlikely event of an emergency.

IVHQ Volunteer Safety Tips

Top Volunteer Safety Tips

See these top volunteer safety tips to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to keep yourself safe while traveling and volunteering abroad.

IVHQ Risk Management Policy

IVHQ Risk Management Policy

Every volunteer should be supported to have a rewarding experience that is safe and risks need to be well managed. Learn how IVHQ manages risk and how we ensure volunteers can be kept safe while abroad.

The right insurance cover with IVHQ

Getting Insured

IVHQ does everything it can to ensure your trip abroad is memorable for all the right reasons. But it's wise to make sure you have an appropriate level of travel insurance, so you're covered if anything goes wrong.

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