Volunteer Abroad

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I've been checking out IVHQ for a few years now before I finally decided to take the leap. Simply reflecting back on my time volunteering makes me tear up. I had the most amazing life changing experience I could have ever asked for. It beyond exceeded my expectations. The support of the IVHQ team had me at ease, the local team was also amazing, the accommodation and food was incredible. I made friends and family for life with the other volunteers and local team. Teaching the children felt so rewarding and getting to explore and learn about another culture was eye-opening and magical. Bali is an incredible place. I can't say enough good things about IVHQ and the experience I had volunteering. I can't wait for my next adventure!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Nov 26, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Askari is my first volunteer mission and what a joy it was! These four weeks have passed at high speed as I loved all these moments spent along true enthusiasts – Andrew, Katie, Bronwyn and Stuart. The discovery of this beautiful reserve, the search for the wildlife that composes it… I learnt a lot during my stay and leave with my head, eyes and heart full.

Thank you again for your kindness, your teaching and all the good times spent together. Hope to see you again one day!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Nov 26, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

I always thought it was a cliché when I heard people talk about overseas trips changing their lives – but that is exactly how I feel! My month at Askari has truly been the best month of my life. This trip has solidified my passion for conservation and animals. Immersing myself in the South African bush has been the ultimate escape from city life. I am looking forward to continuing my conservation work back home in New Zealand and also bringing back a new found love of birds! Katie, Bron and Stuart are a wealth of knowledge. Their passion for conservation is infectious and they’re a whole lot of fun too!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 24, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

We looked for an ethical and respectful reserve and Askari manages wildlife in that sense. Every day was a discovery, every day could be a surprise, you never know what can be seen while out on the reserve. It’s such an adventure!

Katie, Bronwyn, Stuart and Andrew are an amazing team. Passionate and passing on that passion to all the volunteers. I learnt a lot from them about mammals, birds, plants, trees but also about poaching etc. These four weeks at Askari will be unforgettable!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
8

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I had a genuinely meaningful, fulfilling, and enjoyable time on my first IVHQ trip. The youth support volunteer trip was based in Lisbon, Portugal, and it was my first time being in the country. What a great way to explore a new place! You connect with both fellow international travellers, but the rich local community, too. Likewise, you have the opportunity to stay in safe, private hostels/rooms, while still being central to the action (i.e. town/city centers, transportation, nature, etc). But perhaps the deepest, most profound educational experience is the hands-on volunteering. What better way to connect to a community than to help their most vulnerable demographics? My particular placement worked with young mothers enrolled in school (14yo-24yo) and their infants in need of day-care (1mo-1yo). The placement was ideal for me, as it allowed me to deploy my love for / experience with young children and enabled me to help the promotion of education for young women from disadvantaged communities. Overall, I developed a deep connection with the country and community, while also diversifying my interactions and experiences with a unique, cosmopolitan group of travellers staying in the hostel.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Portugal
Posted: Nov 2, 2022
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

when i decided to do this i went with no expectations and an open mind. what i did not expect tho, was to meet so many amazing people. it was truly an experience i will never forget. Bali has become my second home and i can't wait to return to the people there. the program itself is very well constructed and you'll never be bored. there is always something to do and to see. if you need anything the local staff is there to help you 24/7. teaching at a school is just amazing. with all the kids, playing and learning. you really don't want to miss out on this!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Nov 1, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

The whole trip carries and injects positive energies to help and love people.
It ranges from IVHQ regional team's comprehensive arrangement, to local team - The Green Lion's hospitality in support plus food outreach station team's devoted contribution to needing people.
And of course there are the volunteers and their golden hearts, whom have travelled from different parts of planet, just to offer their helping hands from single week to several months.
Every second I can feel my fast pulses of excitement plus positive desire to do my contribution and do more. Every moment I am well confident my safety and well being in foreign land are properly taken care of by local team.
On my last 2 service days I was given opportunity to company disabled kids at hospital in afternoon, after food outreach event. This is broke my beliefs on the limited contribution I can offer. It opens me to new heights to understand there are actually more I am capable of to offer.
During the 5 days, priceless vitality and passion emit from everyone's eyes regardless of individual's status and wealth. There is no asking for any return or compensation. All there is are just unlimited flows of love and care to whoever need help.
As a corporate worker for years, this volunteering has woke me up to realize the 3 essentials to achieve harmony and peace in humanity. They are help, love and care.
I praised and salute to every single soul I met in this journey. You all are beautiful and handsome.
There are lot more for me to improve on volunteering but I am committed to join you all to make a better world, for many years ahead.
Thank you so much.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Vietnam
Posted: Oct 30, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

My trip was amazing, I was informed throughout the entire process, the communication was daily from the beginning to the very end from the team of IVHQ. The program was awesome and you must have an open mind. I must give them a 10 + rating on all my check boxes because I was engaged with people who has a heart full of gold. My last day of volunteering was sad because you meet the most amazing people throughout.

Thank You IVHQ
I will be back

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Oct 28, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

IVHQ was amazing and their Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal was my favorite experience I have had thus far. It was so much fun and I made so many friends while I was there. I was able to relate so much of my University studies to the agriculture practices they have been mastering for centuries. And the people were so kind. IVHQ ensured that my trip was smooth all the way through, I was always safe and always had a back to lean on with any problems that arose along the way. They ensure I was also very prepared before departure as well.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 26, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

This was my first time leaving the US, and volunteering abroad. I’ve known about IVHQ since 2018 and had to undergo some personal character development before I finally rose to the occasion. And I’m so happy I went with IVHQ! They prepared me well so I didn’t have any surprises on my trip and during my volunteer time. Even though I felt nervous, as first-times usually are, the preparation I had was key to my success. The experience was so enlightening, life-changing, and touching. Everyone I volunteered with was an amazing human being.. I felt immediately connected to them. I highly recommend volunteering with IVHQ for US citizens as it’s not commonplace like it is in Germany or Spain for high school graduates to volunteer abroad, and they are very helpful not only to the volunteers, but to so many needy communities all over the globe. I am already planning another trip next year.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Romania
Posted: Oct 26, 2022
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
6

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