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Established in 2007, IVHQ is the world's leading volunteer abroad organization, offering a variety of projects in over 30 international destinations. Whether you are traveling abroad, taking a gap year, wanting to experience a volunteer vacation, or simply wishing to provide assistance in a community abroad, IVHQ has the program for you.

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Ida ❤️ #tanzania #africa #arusha #ivhq #traveling #childcare
Kinda like my new home. #cartagena #cartagenadeindias #oldcity #colours #cathedral #exploring #tourist #colombia #ivhq #yay
Today marks the end of my time here in Faridabad volunteering as a teacher at the #miraclecharitablesociety Open Shelter with @ivhq. In the couple of months I have been here I've been the lead teacher for a large group of slum children who either cannot afford to attend public school, have parents who are unwilling to pay or are illegible due to statelessness. As a result they are welcome to receive a free education at this center run by local and international volunteers. For eight weeks I taught these children English with truly remarkable success - educating my entire class to a level of competency in which they are capable of having full conversations, spelling and sounding out multi-syllable words, asking and answering questions using the 5 W's, comprehending how to make correctly structured sentences and a large pool of vocabulary with which to form them. All that having started with only rope-memorized understandings of colors, animals, and the alphabet. Just as I taught them, they taught me, albeit with slightly different methods. Compassion, selflessness, friendship, and love were my subjects, and despite their youth, I would say they are some of the greatest teachers I have ever had. There is a blog post in the works about this last week here at the most rewarding volunteer experience I've had since leaving home 10 months ago, so stay tuned. This magical moment shared between Banti and I today was captured by the infamously caring @taniathetina. #photobyjl #volunteer #ivhq #ivhqindia #makeportraits #teaching #poverty #storytelling #photojournalism
I can't believe how fast the last two months have gone by. We've had an amazing, challenging, emotional, hilarious and rewarding 7 weeks at Saraswoti E.B.S. and I've met some people I will never forget, including these two. See you in December! @tasszc @danamalcolm #chitwan #nepal #ivhq
Going to the holy water temple for a traditional Balinese blessing was such an amazing experience. It rejuvenated my faith an cleansed my soul. #ivhq #ivhqbali #fruitbat #fullyraw #fruitarian #faith #hcrv #lfrv #811rv #801010 #vegan #vegangirl #vegansofig #rawvegan
Group photo! #VolunteerAbroad #Bali #Ubud #IVHQ
Machu Picchu selfie! #peru #visitperu #igerscusco #igersperu #geocusco #cusco #visitperu #viagem #trip #travel #trek #machupicchu #aguascalientes #wonder #world #heritage #worldheritage #unesco #ivhq #maximoperu #maximonivel #inca #city #holidays #vacations
Missing my monks and my Sri Lankan home
Hey everyone!! So I have finally put together a short video from my time in Tanzania! Follow this link to check it out! #IVHQ #Tanzania #video #goproafrica #GoPro #nostalgic #Smile
mulit-tasking marking papers while at the salon #ivhq #Kenya
#IVHQ free time treckin' over Lovers Hill. Take me back to this experience, so rewarding! #volunteer #bali #thebalibible #islandlife #indonesia #ubud
These kids really have me trying to play soccer ⚽️ #Ubud #Bali #IVHQ #ivhqbali
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Living and volunteering in the village has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. After just 4 short weeks, the place had truly become my home, and the people my family.

Sidney Kannel
Nationality: USA
Age: 21
Program: Zambia

I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It's a perfect way to travel and just an experience unlike any other, it'll likely stay with you for the rest of your life.

Craig Puttnam
Nationality: UK
Age: 21
Program: Brazil

My project exceeded my every expectation - this was without a doubt the single greatest experience of my life!

Janet Patry
Nationality: USA
Age: 32
Program: Kenya

My volunteer experience in China was the best 8 weeks of my life. Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone and I can assure you that it is rewarding beyond words.

Alicia Crossley
Nationality: Australia
Age: 19
Program: China

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