International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the trusted volunteer organization, providing safe, quality and extremely affordable volunteering placements in countries all over the world. Each year they place over 5000 volunteers abroad and have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in Argentina, Bali, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia - Bogota and Cartagena, Costa Rica, Ecuador, FijiGhana, Guatemala, India - Delhi & DharamsalaItalyPortugal, Spain, New ZealandKenya , Laos, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru - Cusco & Lima, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, ThailandRomaniaUganda, Victoria Falls, Vietnam - Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City and Zambia.

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I spent 5 weeks volunteering in a kindergarten and primary school in Lovina, Bali. This time would have to be the most memorable and rewarding 5 weeks of my life. I would consider myself well travelled person who has experienced many different cultures, but living in Lovina I was able to truly immerse myself in the local life and culture and I could not be more grateful for this opportunity. I chose to volunteer with International Volunteer HQ because it is an organisation that runs sustainable and positive projects that have been implemented for the greater good of these communities, as well as being highly affordable, which will allow me to continue travelling and hopefully do more volunteer work with them further down the track. I have met so many people from all over the world and I can truely say I’ve made friends for life. Being a tourism volunteer program, IVHQ gave me the opportunity to have an incredible balance of work and play. In my 5 weeks I got to see so much of Bali and surrounding islands as well as feeling like I was doing worthwhile work at the same time.

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Posted: December 13, 2019
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10
Value:
8
Age:
19

I spent 5 weeks volunteering in a kindergarten and primary school in Lovina, Bali. This time would have to be the most memorable and rewarding 5 weeks of my life. I would consider myself well travelled person who has experienced many different cultures, but living in Lovina I was able to truly immerse myself in the local life and culture and I could not be more grateful for this opportunity. I chose to volunteer with International Volunteer HQ because it is an organisation that runs sustainable and positive projects that have been implemented for the greater good of these communities, as well as being highly affordable, which will allow me to continue travelling and hopefully do more volunteer work with them further down the track. I have met so many people from all over the world and I can truely say I’ve made friends for life. Being a tourism volunteer program, IVHQ gave me the opportunity to have an incredible balance of work and play. In my 5 weeks I got to see so much of Bali and surrounding islands as well as feeling like I was doing worthwhile work at the same time.

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Posted: December 13, 2019
Overall:
8
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10
Value:
8
Age:
19

I had a great time! The IVHQ staff were friendly, helpful, and made me feel right at home. Nati reached out to me via WhatsApp the day before and Lichi emailed me letting me know exactly how things would go at the airport. My stay was comfortable and affordable. The food was delicious and the house was clean and neat. The host family really made me feel like a visiting family member versus a guest. They even threw me a little going away dinner.

The staff at my placement were also very nice and helpful and seemed so happy to have me there. As a qualified healthcare professional, I wasn't able to utilize many of my skills so the placement is better suited to a student. Intermediate to advanced Spanish would have made my time easier but I loved the experience nonetheless.

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Posted: December 5, 2019
Overall:
9
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10
Value:
10
By: kmaxx86
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So well organized and transparent. The welcoming staff, the food, the kids I was teaching to. everything was wonderful. My only regret is that I didnt stay for a longer amount of time.

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Posted: November 19, 2019
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10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
32

My experience in Lovina, Bali was amazing. It was very rewarding and extremely rich in emotions.
I have many good memories and I wish I could have stayed longer.
Working with children was a unique experience. I learned a lot about Balinese culture and their values.
The coordinators really supervised us and made sure that our experience took place in the best conditions. In addition, the coordinators always brought me very quick answers to my questions.
I think this adventure is interesting for anyone looking to help others but also to take time to be. Indeed, Lovina was the perfect place to relax and enjoy Balinese life.

I was able to organize my adventure as a volunteer in Lovina with the IVHQ association. I highly recommend this association which helped me to find the program that suited me best.

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Posted: November 4, 2019
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10
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10
Value:
9
By: andreabbr
Age:
23

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