International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ
IVHQ (International Volunteer HQ) provides safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs in 30 countries around the world, with a constantly expanding base. Programs are available in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where IVHQ works alongside local NGOs to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. Currently, IVHQ has programs in Bali, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Morocco, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Victoria Falls, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Laos, the Philippines, Romania, Italy and Fiji!
Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs below and visit the IVHQ website for more information.
Great project but a few things could have been inproved05/24/2015How could this program be improved?
All of the volunteers were separated into different host houses but we were all under the impression that we would stay in one big house with different volunteers. Because we were separated it made it difficult to meet other people and got pretty boring as class would finish at 12pm. School was only for 4 hours so afternoon activities would have been good to keep us occupied and meeting other volunteers although 1 big host house would have been better,
Sea turtle conservation in a small coastal community05/22/2015How could this program be improved?
The program could be more organized, and volunteers' time during the day could better be utilized. However, if you take initiative, you'll be able to get your hands involved in lots of projects. Also, be sure to be assertive in requesting that your guides for night patrols split into two groups to cover more beach ... some of the biggest complaints from our group was that one big group with two guides is chaotic and not in the best interest of the turtles.
Amazing Experience Volunteering with Turtles!!05/19/2015How could this program be improved?
I wish I was made more aware of the teaching before hand, so I could have been more prepared with lesson plans and resources.
IVHQ- Bogota, Colombia Program Experience05/17/2015How could this program be improved?
Generally speaking the program is excellent, if I have a chance to change one thing that is English teaching program. In one school we teach kids aged between 2-3 English, stay with kids has a lot of fun however I think teach them Egnlish is not a good idea. First, many of them are still learning how to speak spanish, secondly, little kids are really hard to concentrate for long time (maybe even 10 minutes). ALternatively, design some games will be a better idea rather than have a lesson.