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Trusted by 114,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Madagascar and 50+ other destinations around the world.
Based on the stunning islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be and Ampoagna Beach, you can choose from 6 unique volunteer projects for periods ranging from 2 to 12 weeks. Your fully-hosted experience includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support, and you’ll be accommodated in locally built huts with other like-minded travelers from around the world.
IVHQ offers a multi-layered support network, so even before you depart, you’ll receive outstanding service from your Program Manager and gain exclusive access to volunteer training and preparation tools. With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.
- IVHQ’s Madagascar programs are available year-round, starting the first and third Monday of the month
- Fully-hosted volunteer experience from only $600 for 2 weeks - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
- You’ll be joining a global network of 114,000+ volunteers backed by the world’s leading team of volunteer travel experts with an outstanding safety system and track record
- Support impact-driven volunteer projects run by locals within your host community
- Flexible booking and free changes so you can register with confidence
Love scuba diving and being in the ocean? Madagascar is home to some of the most stunning coastal areas and marine ecosystems in the world, however they are at risk due to the effects of humans and climate change. This is an opportunity to help with local conservation efforts - tasks include reef surveying, turtle monitoring, beach cleans and reef regeneration. You'll take part in four scuba dives per week as part of this program.
As a Community Development Volunteer, you help with ongoing construction-related projects to uplift local economies and communities. You’ll volunteer on projects in small village schools, where our Teaching volunteers work. You can help with a range of general maintenance and building, including on ablution blocks, painting, small construction tasks and repairs.
As a Forest Conservation volunteer, you’ll help with research projects that are used to study and monitor the diversity and population of different animal species on Nosy Komba. The research enables the identification of changes in forest dynamics, populations, habitat health, and potential localized threats, all of which is invaluable in contributing to the protection of the highly threatened Sambirano forests found in Northwest Madagascar.
As a Teaching volunteer in Madagascar, you’ll teach English to children and adults in small village schools on the islands of Nosy Be or Nosy Komba, or to staff members at the Oceanographic Research Institute on Nosy Be.
As a Turtle Conservation volunteer, you'll play a pivotal role in helping preserve native turtle populations. You’ll spend your time split between Turtle Cove base camp on Nosy Komba island, and the mainland village of Ampoagna, where a safe turtle nesting zone has been identified. Volunteering with turtles is not only a great way to help the animals, it’s also a unique opportunity to get up close to some of the world’s most-loved creatures.
You can get your hands on a range of different International Volunteer HQ sponsorships throughout the year, with the money you win going directly towards the cost of one of their two-week programs. You'll also get a flight voucher in the value of up to $1,000 from STA Travel and travel insurance to cover the duration of the program from World Nomads. Recent grants have included an “Alternative Break” scholarship, where Spring, Summer or Winter break programs were fully funded.