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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volunteered in Bali - Ubud for the health care education program. This was an amazing trip and I LOVED working with all of the kiddos! Bali is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend this destination. I enjoyed my experience with IVHQ. Where I stayed was fine, it was clean and the staff did everything they could to accommodate us. There were bunk beds and I was paired with 5 other people in the room. Food was awesome as well! All of the staff, volunteer coordinators, cooks, taxi drivers, etc. were absolutely amazing and made the experience organized and enjoyable! For the program itself, it seemed slightly unorganized at first because there weren't enough people for certain programs so they were having some people switch programs, but only if they wanted to. With that being said, my program, health care education was amazing. I did find that I was teaching children English and spending time with the kids rather than teaching them specifically about healthcare but I still really enjoyed it! I was able to teach them about washing their hands and how to live healthy! One more thing that people who are travelling with IVHQ should know is that you are required to have a one week orientation. The orientation is fun, you get to learn a lot about the country and culture that you are travelling in. However, it does take some time away from volunteering so make sure to plan for this while planning how long you will stay in your destination. Overall, I LOVED my experience in Bali and would recommend IVHQ to people who are wanting to volunteer abroad.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Dec 27, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volunteered in Bali - Ubud for the health care education program. This was an amazing trip and I LOVED working with all of the kiddos! Bali is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend this destination. I enjoyed my experience with IVHQ. Where I stayed was fine, it was clean and the staff did everything they could to accommodate us. There were bunk beds and I was paired with 5 other people in the room. Food was awesome as well! All of the staff, volunteer coordinators, cooks, taxi drivers, etc. were absolutely amazing and made the experience organized and enjoyable! For the program itself, it seemed slightly unorganized at first because there weren't enough people for certain programs so they were having some people switch programs, but only if they wanted to. With that being said, my program, health care education was amazing. I did find that I was teaching children English and spending time with the kids rather than teaching them specifically about healthcare but I still really enjoyed it! I was able to teach them about washing their hands and how to live healthy! One more thing that people who are travelling with IVHQ should know is that you are required to have a one week orientation. The orientation is fun, you get to learn a lot about the country and culture that you are travelling in. However, it does take some time away from volunteering so make sure to plan for this while planning how long you will stay in your destination. Overall, I LOVED my experience in Bali and would recommend IVHQ to people who are wanting to volunteer abroad.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Dec 27, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

What an amazing way to take help the environment and take a holiday at the same time! All while meeting lifelong friends from around the world. I spent three weeks with IVHQ in Bali - 1 week orientation in Ubud and two weeks at the Turtle Conservation on Nusa Penida. I would definitely recommend the orientation week as you get to meet everyone and do tours around Ubud. The turtle conservation work was great either working with turtles or cleaning beaches, with time to rest and relax in between. I would recommend IVHQ as an organisation for anyone thinking of volunteering abroad. They are so organised, provide so much information before you go and also check-in when you return home. I loved my time in Bali, you will too!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Feb 22, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Bali review
My name is Maria, I'm from Colombia and I'm 21 years old, I volunteered in Bali for 2 weeks in the kindergarten program. Volunteering was an unbelievable idea I had since I was in school, an adventure I always wanted to be part of and a dream I’ve always had since I discovered the volunteering world. When the idea of coming to Bali came to my mind, I couldn't be more excited and happy about having my dream becoming true. The application was ready and my 32 flying hours we're almost done.
I arrived at the volunteer's house and since I entered I knew It was going to be one of the best experiences of my life. The local team was incredibly warm, they treated me as if they knew me for a long time ago, and we became part of a new family. Since that moment I fell in love with the Balinese culture, its people and their beliefs. When I start working with the children all these feelings became stronger, they taught me that you don't need to speak the same language to transmit love, that faith is stronger than any problem on the road, that sharing and saying thank you is the most important value, and that a smile says more than a thousand words. I learned from every person I met, I travel around Bali enjoying the food, the temples, and getting myself into the culture with some yoga and meditation classes. These 2 weeks of volunteer taught me more than many other experiences have done in my whole life, I'll recommend Ivhq to anyone who wants to help the world, knowing that at the end you'll learn and you'll get more than you're actually giving. Thank you so much IVHQ

Program:
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Jan 30, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

volunteered in Ubud, Bali for a total of 7 weeks. It was such an awesome and life-changing experience where I got to learn so much about the Balinese culture and lifestyle, but also grow so much as a person. I helped out as a kindergarten teacher for 4 weeks. Every day I would have a little lesson planned for the kids; I would handout some worksheets, play games with them and be there for their breakfast/lunch. The kids were so loving and full of energy! I loved being by their side every single day and see their beautiful smiles :) I miss my class a lot, they truly have a special place in my heart. I also volunteered on the turtle conservation program while in Bali. It was amazing to live alongside locals and help out with an environmental cause on a daily basis. At the turtle centre I got to clean turtle tanks, feed and clean the turtles and I even got to experience a turtle release while I was there. It was such an emotional experience to get to set a turtle free and bring her back to her natural habitat. On top of helping with the turtles, we also did beach and street cleaning. I would 100% recommend IVHQ and the Bali program, it was an experience I will never forget!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Jan 29, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Spent two weeks at the turtle conservation program in Bali on the island of Nusa Penida. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer. IVHQ did an amazing job organising the trip and getting me in contact with the Green Lion partner organisation before I left. They answered all questions quickly and provided modules to prepare for the trip and make it easier. I was nervous since it was my first trip alone, but I loved it and plan to return this year.
As for Bali itself it is a lovely place. The locals are extremely friendly and after a day you feel like you've known the coordinators and other volunteers for your whole life. Taking care of the turtles was a unique experience, especially releasing one on my last day there. The accommodation is lovely (Class House), and so is the food. The beach is just a two minute walk away, and there's a medical centre right next to the accommodation in case of an emergency. Even the stray animals are very friendly (no they don't bite) and probably one of my favourite parts of the trip.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Jan 10, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volunteered in the English Teaching Program in Bali for 9 weeks. It was an amazing experience; one that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Not only do you meet a lot of people but you meet a lot of different types of people, people from countries you might not even heard of! And you quickly realize that no matter how 'different' they may seem at first, you actually share more similarities than differences with them. And learning that was one of the highlights from this whole experience.
Time goes by really fast so if I could provide a word of advice, try to stay as long as you can, because trust me, that still won't be enough!
After spending nine weeks in Bali, I felt like I was a part of Bali and that Bali was a part of me and so, the most difficult part about this trip was having to say goodbye.
If you're thinking about going, just GO! You'll only regret it if you don't!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Dec 30, 2019
Overall:
8
Support:
9
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

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.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Dec 13, 2019
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
8

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

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.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Dec 13, 2019
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
8

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

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.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Nov 19, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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