International Volunteer HQ – The Trusted Volunteer Organization for Gap Year Travellers

Photo: Courtesy of International Volunteer Headquarters HQ

International Volunteer HQ – The Trusted Volunteer Organization for Gap Year Travellers.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides volunteering placements in over 18 countries around the world. Based on the concept that volunteer travel should be affordable, IVHQ has established itself as one of the world’s leading volunteer organizations. In the past 4 years they have sent over 14,000 volunteers abroad on their programs and with program fees starting from only US$180 it is no surprise that thousands of students are choosing IVHQ as their organization to volunteer abroad with on their gap year.

IVHQ has volunteer travel opportunities in Kenya, Kenya-Maasai, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru - Cusco, Peru - Lima, Thailand, China, Brazil and Mexico. The work available varies hugely with hundreds of different placements worldwide. Gap students can find themselves working with Pandas in China, assisting at an orphanage in Kenya, protecting turtles in Costa Rica or teaching children to surf in Brazil.

Some recent feedback from IVHQ volunteers:

“The project was a great experience. When we were with the local staff, in town or at the schools, it was clear that we were appreciated for our time. Most importantly I felt safe and well cared for. My favourite moment was driving away from schools and orphanages and having children chase us down the street, trying to hold our hands through the bars in the truck. It was amazing how much they loved us and didn't want us to leave. The whole package is a great deal and provided me with a wonderful, affordable experience. Thank you for providing a wonderful volunteer experience!”

Mara Ostroot
Age: 21
Home country: USA
Program: Thailand Teaching English Volunteer Program

Programs run throughout the year and start dates vary from month to month. For more details, please visit:
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