Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Morocco from $245

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

About

Trusted by 90,000+ 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 90,000+ 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

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

96%
based on 23 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 8.9
  • Value 9
  • Safety 9.2
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Whitney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

I have not been able to stop thinking about Morocco since I left. The culture was amazing, our homestay made us feel like we were family, and the other fellow volunteers have become lifetime friends. I went to Morocco to help people, and I feel like I did, but the biggest impact was on me. Because of Morocco, I am forever changed for the better. So travel out of your comfort zone and make some of the most incredible memories of your life.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Whitney, What a great review! We’re so grateful to have had you volunteer with us in Morocco and we are happy to hear that you had an amazing time. Thanks for making the world a nicer place and for being an IVHQer!

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K
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Morocco Abroad

This was my first trip out of the U.S. and I took it alone. It was such a wonderful experience. Morocco was beautiful, host family was amazing, and I don't know what I would have done without the people that I met in the program. I was placed at a host residence with another female traveler and we went everywhere together. I loved participating in Ramadan in Morocco! The close knit family dynamic was so comforting. I would 100% recommend and return.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thanks for sharing. It is so nice to hear that you were welcomed as family on to the Morocco program and had a wonderful experience. Thank you for your recommendation and we would love to have you return to volunteer with IVHQ!

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Noelle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Wonderful Experience Teaching

I volunteered in Morocco for five months at a refugee center called Foundation Occident Orrient. It was a great experience that taught me so much, even thought I was the teacher. My students were adult, all over 20 years old, and they were very receptive to knowledge. Most of my students were from Yemen and Morocco and some from Mali and Nigeria.

The staff at IVHQ/ILCS was amazing! I love Najat and Samad--they are willing to help you with anything. My host family was great and very accommodating.

The staff at my placement--the Foundation--were very hands off. Volunteers should be aware that they will have to plan a curriculum and might have to pay for transportation to their placement. I had very little contact with the administration and when volunteers came and went, I was the one handling everything. By the end of my five months I was teaching three classes at the foundation, but the administration had nothing to do with scheduling.

Overall, it was an amazing experience and I would 100% do it again. I was working a lot but had plenty of time to travel and have fun. I met some amazing other volunteers and made friends for life. I highly recommend this program.

What would you improve about this program?
The staff at my placement--the Foundation--were very hands off. Volunteers should be aware that they will have to plan a curriculum and might have to pay for transportation to their placement. I had very little contact with the administration and when volunteers came and went, I was the one handling everything. By the end of my five months I was teaching three classes at the foundation, but the administration had nothing to do with scheduling.

A suggestion I have is that there should be a cheaper option if you don't want meals included. On some days I had to eat out because I was also teaching a class at ILCS, but I was still paying for food from my host family.

***Volunteers should be made aware that they might have to pay for transportation to placement. I was also asked to teach another class at ILCS on Mondays, so I ended up paying for transportation to my first placement and back, then again to my second placement and back, and I paid for lunch because I didn't have time to go home. I was here for five months so paying for transportation every day, sometimes twice a day really added up to a lot of money.

Also, please make the application more detailed! There were several volunteers who were completely unqualified who came to my placement and it ended up being a lot of work for me.
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Hudson
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Program appraisal :: Teaching English :: Morocco :: 2016

I participated in the ILCS / IVHQ teaching English program in Morocco for six weeks. The students in my class were adult refugees with the largest demographic being Yemeni.

It was challenging work. We had no common language, meaning that my instruction was limited to examples, drawings and actions. In spite of this, however, my students kept returning to class. I was inspired by their determination, and I worked hard to improve myself as a teacher.

As native English speakers, the volunteers are responsible for the curriculum. While you don't need any teaching qualifications, a good understanding of English grammar is essential. If you're not familiar with the more subtle points, be prepared to learn on the job.

The teaching center was nice, thought not always well equipped. I would recommend for you to bring some simple English books, as stories make for engaging lessons. Be sure to buy or bring a large number of whiteboard markers. They run out quicker than you'd expect, and I often had trouble finding more.

My host family was lovely, but beware! Moroccans love food, so it's likely that you'll put on a few pounds.

I also took Modern Standard Arabic classes with ILCS. I thoroughly enjoyed myself during my forty hours of instruction, and liked my teacher.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact me. Yes, I am a real person. No, I'm not paid to say any of this. It's a good organization run by honest people who do strive to do meaningful work.

- Hudson Leone

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Odigitria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience in Rabat

It was nothing of what I expected! I had the privilege to stay with an amazing caring helpful warm welcoming host family, with 4 beautiful children. I worked at an amazing school with talented refugees who need as much support as possible! It was a truly life changing experience!!!!!! Incredible food!!!!! Beautiful city especially for Europeans. I loved every single day! And I had the opportunity to share the whole experience with another extraordinary volunteer from New Zealand.

What would you improve about this program?
It needs organization, connection and communication between volunteers from the beginning and more working hours for the volunteers.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Odigitria, Thanks for sharing a little from your time in Morocco. It's great to hear you had such a positive experience. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

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Elizabeth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2 Nites on My Own in Essaouira

Travelling with fellow volunteers was wonderful but I wanted to go somewhere on my own for a different experience. I met the most friendly people on the train who gave me suggestions on what to do and not miss. I had randomly chosen a riad hotel from the internet. I loved where I was living but I was ready for a short stay in a hotel with a western style bathroom! The trip to the coast was lovely and the town so charming. My riad hotel was located inside the medina. Thanks to Google Maps, I found the place very easily, conside ring few of the strees have noticeable signage. When the hotel owners answered the door, I met the most lovely couple from Switzerland originally. They had bought a ruin and made it into a small hotel. My room was so representative of Morocco,with beautiful lights, fabrics and tiles. Then I noticed the bathroom which had lovely tile, completely modern and rose petals on the edge of the tub. More rose petals on my bed, the breakfast terrace with an ocean front and it just couldn't have gotten better considering it wasn't extravagently priced. The visit there was even better after befriending a young woman working at the Argon Oil coop store. She helped me pick my gifts for friends and then asked me to stop and visit when I'd be walking past her during my stay.

What would you improve about this program?
For me, I had asked to take French two different times but never heard back. So, I think better communication would help or just a list of places to take it.
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SarahB
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall a good experience

Overall, I had a great experience. The staff was very supportive and responsive, and the placement I was at helped me have a meaningful experience. Our host family was very accommodating and generous. However, I would like to have more organized outings for volunteers, as well as some information as to how our work was contributing to an overall goal. I would have also appreciated some accountability system for volunteers. I observed that some volunteers would spend just one or two hours at their placement. I felt that this could damage the image of IVHQ, and that it was a bit dishonest on the part of other volunteers to be coming for a volunteer program, but not staying true to their commitment. I understand that volunteers are mostly accountable for their own actions, but it made me somewhat question the long term impact of the IVHQ volunteer programs if there is little oversight or communication with the in country non-profit organizations as to how volunteers are contributing to the placements. I really did appreciate that we could call the staff there at any time, and they took the time to check in with us. I would encourage IVHQ to do that even more, in order to provide an even more supportive environment for volunteers.

What would you improve about this program?
Some explanation of the long term impact of our volunteer placements. I.e. what are the long term goals? Are volunteers helping to achieve those goals or not?
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi there Sarah. Thanks for your feedback, we are always appreciative of hearing the volunteers insights. It is awesome that you felt supported by the staff and have had a great experience in Morocco. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

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Jim
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My IVHQ Morocco Experience

Going to Morocco through IVHQ was an incredibly enriching and important experience in my life.

From the moment I got to Morocco there were never any doubts in my mind that I had made the right choice. My host family was incredibly warm, welcoming, and helpful as well as the staff of IVHQ's partner organisation in Rabat.

I spent most of my days teaching English and French in a youth center and a woman's rights organisation. My students were incredibly grateful and it was great (and humbling) to see how much they really enjoyed having me there.

On the weekends I had free time to travel all around Morocco and do lots of fun things like go to music festivals, visit the Sahara desert, and all sorts of other fun and exciting things.

The whole experience couldn't have been better. Bravo to IVHQ for running a class act.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't honestly think of anything I would change.