Hi, I am curious to know if children are allowed to join in the program? We have sons 18 & 14 yrs of age. Thank you :)

Posted by Angela Gallo 1 year 7 months ago


Hi Angela,

Volunteers between the ages of 16-18 years old can travel and volunteer alone on select IVHQ programs with parental/guardian consent. Volunteers under the age of 18 will be required to provide IVHQ with parental consent and two character reference letters in order to participate, and may be asked to provide further documentation to the local team depending on their chosen project. IVHQ also makes arrangements to accommodate families on volunteer programs and their local team can make arrangements to ensure you are accommodated and placed on a project together. To apply to volunteer abroad as a family, one person needs to complete the application process first and select ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Will you be volunteering with a friend, family member or group?’ within the application form.