Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Morocco from $245

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Riding a camel in the Sahara Desert
Riding a camel in the Sahara Desert
Watching the sunset over Chefchaouen
Watching the sunset over Chefchaouen
Boats in Marina Bay
Boats in Marina Bay
Class with ILCS
Class with ILCS

About

Trusted by 110,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Morocco and 40+ other destinations around the world.

You can choose from 6 volunteer project options in Morocco and give back for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a homestay, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Morocco, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.

With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the local community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.

Highlights
  • IVHQ’s Morocco program is available year-round, starting on the first and third Monday of every month
  • Highly affordable program fees starting from $245 - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
  • You’ll be joining between 5 and 15 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Morocco each month
  • You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer travel experts, and joining a network of 110,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs

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Questions & Answers

I was in Morocco for five months and saw many volunteers only stay for 1 or 2 weeks. I recommend not doing the Teaching English program for such a short stay because students really need a steady teacher. Have fun!

Reviews

9.6 Rating
based on 25 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Value 9.1
  • Safety 9.3
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Amelia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazigh Emersion - Atlas Mountains

Salam! I spent a week in the Atlas Mountains volunteering with IVHQ and it was a truly unique and fun experience. The family I stayed with was incredibly accommodating, there was always plenty of food. It was amazing to walk through the valley and mountains everyday with the sheep to find fresh grass, the views were beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone looking to volunteer in a small community to learn about the lifestyle of the locals and how they work together so that everyone can thrive.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Prepare for bucket showers! The bathroom facilities are very limited, the family you board with will warm up some water on the stove for your showers which was lovely.
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Raul
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Morocco with International Volunteer HQ: best experience ever

My time in Morocco with International Volunteer HQ was everything I expected, and much more! The support network provided by the program's staff was incredible, they were available and open to any questions, whether it was about volunteer placement, cultural adjustment, top things to do in the city, travel tips, and anything in between.

One of the major highlights of my time in Morocco, though, was definitely my host family. Being immersed in a traditional Moroccan family setting during the holy month of Ramadan was life-changing to me. The family was extremely welcoming (as expected of everyone in Morocco), they made me feel very comfortable, and were also very helpful when it came to recommendations of things to do in Rabat and the rest of Morocco, how to go about daily life in the country, and more. Not to mention the absolutely delicious food!

When it comes to my volunteering experience itself, it was truly transformative. I worked as an English instructor at an NGO called "Le Feminin Pluriel," where I taught a group of around 18 adults (both men and women). As a non-native English speaker who hadn't taught English before, I have to admit that I went into the experience nervous and with a little bit of fear. Everything turned out to be perfect, the students said they really liked my lessons and that they were going to miss me having around as they felt that their English improved a lot while I was there. I was happy I took the challenge!

The selection of volunteering places by International Volunteer HQ is top notch, and I say that not only based on my own experience but on that of other IVHQ volunteers I met while in Morocco. They were in different programs and they all shared similar stories to mine, saying that they enjoyed their time and felt like they were having a significant impact on those they were serving, which is what volunteering is all about. With that said, I can't wait to participate in another International Volunteer HQ program soon!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
This is advice for travel in general, but time flies by so please make sure you take advantage of it! Go to Chefchaouen in the north, I had the best time up there. Watching the sunset over the blue city and the mountains from the Spanish Mosque is something I'll think about for the rest of my life.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Raul, thanks for taking the time to complete this review for us! It is great o hear that you enjoyed the cultural immersion of being with a local family, and I could not agree more about the food - so amazing!!!

I am sure you made as much of an impression on your students as they made on you. The students local team and IVHQ appreciate all the time and the hard work you put into your class time.

It sounds like you made the most of everything Morocco has on offer, and we can't wait to have you volunteer again with IVHQ!

- Claire, IVHQ Program Manager

Charlotte
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing time family volunteering in Morocco with IVHQ

We had an amazing time volunteering in Morocco through IVHQ. They were supportive from the moment I contacted them via their website before booking, throughout the booking process and answering all my questions before we left. They gave great advice and answered all my questions very quickly and informatively. Before we left we had all the contact details we needed whilst there. When we arrived the staff collecting us were so helpful and kind. They kept us informed and went out of their way to make our experience amazing. IVHQ were always contactable and helped us feel safe, informed and excited. We had an amazing time at the home stay and the placement. The home stay was beautiful with a lovely lady who was so helpful and always made us feel cared for and safe.
I’m looking forward to our next IVHQ adventure.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Landing in the country alone with my 6 year old, nervous about who would be collecting us and if we would be safe. However the staff collecting us were extremely helpful and waiting for us when we eventually got out the airport even after a delay. They helped us with our bags, answered all our questions and pointed out all the sites. They stayed with us at the home stay until we felt comfortable to be left there.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Charlotte, it is great to hear that you felt safe and supported while on the program, and it sounds like you both had an amazing time! The lcoal team, as well as your placement, appreaciated all your hard work and we look forward to having you back on another progran one day soon.

Cecilia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ: Victoria Falls Conservation Program, Zimbabwe

I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Nakavango Program in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (through IVHQ). I've done a fair amount of traveling in my life but this was my first time going to Africa. I didn't feel nervous at all about going (alone) and I give credit to IVHQ. They provided all the necessary tools to help prepare me on my trip.

The Nakavango Program is like this hidden gem nestled in Victoria Falls. I wish more people knew about it because the work they do is incredible, and since I've gotten back, I've been sharing my experience not only to my friends and family, but also to strangers!

I loved everything about the program-- the camp outs, the game drives, the sundowners, the conversations with the guides and property manager. And I enjoyed not only the 'fun stuff' but the hard work that we did, as well: the weed removals, the digging of trenches, the maintaining of roads, the turning of the compost, etc.
Best of all, though, was the people that I met-- the volunteers who came from all over the world, each with their own unique story to tell, and also the guides and property manger who showed such passion in what they do, it was nothing short of admirable.

What would you improve about this program?
I found this program to be PERFECT!
Although-- some might argue that there was too much downtime throughout the day... However, I find people who felt that way, were those who didn't take advantage of what they could have done, if only they had just taken the initiative. There is a nearby town that you could visit, you can talk to the property manager (who made himself available every day) and talk endlessly about wildlife (and other topics), you can also socialize with the staff and learn about their culture and lives which, I'm sure, is bound to be much more different than yours.
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Sharifa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ is a trusted platform!

Just returned from my one week volunteering trip in Morocco and started to plan for my next trip to the same destination but for a longer time! Can't wait for that!

I had some concerns before joining specially that I am a solo female traveler but IVHQ team did a great job in properly organizing my trip in a way that contributed in its success! Morocco was too safe with me and even for you if you use your common sense and it is totally worth it and Moroccans are too friendly and willing to learn.

If you think about volunteering through IVHQ in morocco don't think much and don't hesitate, just go a head and join as it is fully professional and fully trusted and you wont regret! Who knows we might meet once there and enjoy it together!

Best of luck!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Staying for a longer time, make more effort during volunteering hourse, exploring the other cities in morocco.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thanks for taking the time to write your review Sharifa! It was a pleasure to help you prepare for the program, the time you put into your week was vey much appreciated; and we would love to have you back again in the future. Claire - IVHQ Program Manager.

Kiara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ Morocco

Thanks to IVHQ, my experience in Morocco was truly remarkable. I worked on the childcare project, and was placed in a small school located in a medina. I had so much fun teaching the children English. They learned the English alphabet, colors, shapes, body parts and so much more. I also allocated time so that they could play some traditional American games, which they absolutely loved.
One of the highlights of this experience was living with a host family! I was fully immersed in Moroccan and Arab culture. I learned some Arabic and French words, ate the traditional dishes and learned what daily life was like in Morocco. Without a doubt, IVHQ made my experience in Morocco worthwhile and I am truly grateful for all of the support that received from my program manager.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the immersion and learning more about Moroccan and Arabic culture while helping the children learn, and of course play games! The local team and your placement loved having you, and appreciated all the preparation and work you put in. Claire - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

No Need to Look Further Than IVHQ

As I sit here preparing to embark on another volunteer journey with IVHQ I can't believe how lucky I am to have stumbled upon their website six years ago. There is no reason for me to look anywhere else for volunteer opportunities. IVHQ has so many unique programs to choose from in so many destinations.

From the very first step of simply researching to the final steps of applying an booking travel their staff was always available and willing to assist with any questions that may have arisen.

Volunteering in Victoria Falls with IVHQ was life changing. The local staff is so friendly, knowledgeable, and organized. There was never a moment that you were unsure of what a difference you were making to the Nakavango Wildlife Conservation Center and the local community.

Not only was the work that you were doing meaningful it was also so educational. Afternoon were often spent talking with the manager of the conservation center learning about the history of Victoria Falls, the different species of animals, and all of the plans that the conservation center has for bettering the community that they are located in.

For sure there was a lot of fun to be had in the moments when you were not shoveling wheelbarrows of rocks and sand to create more passable roadways so the rangers could better patrol the center to watch for poaching activity. Some of the best moments were sitting by the fire on Thursday evenings while camping where everyone would share personal stories about themselves and chat about the work that was accomplished during the day. All of this while watching the most amazing "sun downers" and hearing the wildlife in the background.

Have no reservations about booking anyone of IVHQ's wonderful and life changing volunteer trips.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thanks Sarah! We have loved having you on our programs and appreciate the time and hard work you put in each time. It sounds like you had an amazing time, and it is great that you had the opportunity to learn more about the ongoing conservation work at the same time. Claire - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Tianyuan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The whole vic falls program is too amazing to be real

The whole vic falls program is too amazing to be real.
I spent one month in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with IVHQ, doing wildlife conservation program in Stanley and Livingstone private game reserve.
I got in contact my lovely program manager Claire before my trip. She is patient and answered all my emails and questions with everything she knows. After I got there I met the local respondent Justin, pro guides Griff and Dean and Game manager Ian and other staff. They are all so friendly,knowledgeable and hardworking.
As the work part of my program I do game drives early in the morning and sometimes walk to track animals. I also build roads, help school and remove bad plants. While working I get to see and know the life and current situation of many animals. It’s a great way to learn and grow.
As the fun part I do all kind of activities and entertainments such as gorge swing and white water rafting on weekends. I got to see the Vic Falls several times but the shock is every time the same. It’s a wonder.During one month I’ve made friend with other volunteers. They’re open minded, friendly and willing to share and communicate. Everyone has become a indispensable part or the team that we’ve decided we will visit each other’s country and have reunions one day.
During my stay I enjoyed the accommodation and food so much. They are the best of all the volunteer programs. And surly no worries about the political problems and health and security. I learned and grew so much from this program.This is definitely the one I’m going back again.

What would you improve about this program?
No, everything is perfect but be careful about the political and security situation of the country.