Affordable Group Volunteer Programs in 35+ Destinations Worldwide with IVHQ

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When you volunteer as a group with IVHQ, you have the ability to completely tailor a program to meet the needs and interests of your group. With group options available in a variety of project settings, IVHQ are able to ensure that your group gets the most out of their experience abroad!

To volunteer as a group you are required to have at least 8 members, and you are able to nominate a group leader, who will be in contact with our IVHQ Groups team right from day one. Your group can be made up anyway, whether it be a high school, university, corporate or religious group, we can customize a program for you.

Discover below 5 of the 30 group destinations currently available to IVHQ groups. You can find more information on volunteering as a group on the Groups section of IVHQ's website.

  • Guatemala: Groups in Guatemala can stay in the same accommodation, arrange private transport and build a range of cultural and tourism activities into their itineraries prior to departure. IVHQ's local team in Guatemala also assign a dedicated coordinator to your group for the duration of your stay.
  • India: A large group can easily be accommodated together in India, whether it be teaching at the same slum school, working on a medical campaign or taking a weekend trip to the Taj Mahal! With the bustle of Delhi, or the serenity of Dharamsala, there are two awesome group destinations to consider in India.
  • Morocco: If you are after a program with a large focus on cultural immersion, Morocco is the perfect destination to consider. Groups can stay together in a large Riad, and use their afternoons to explore many of the points of interest in Rabat, many of which are free!
  • Romania: With fully customizable programs and start dates, groups in Romania are able to leap into life as a local, and truly experience all that Miercurea Ciuc has to offer! With 6 exciting volunteer projects, there is plenty of options for groups.
  • Peru: If your group is looking for a unique type of volunteer work, Peru - Cusco should be top of your list. With a central hub in Cusco, groups can take part in a range of volunteer work, while still being accommodated together in the evenings and for any additional activities added.

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  • Impact 9.4
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
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Sam
10/10

I didn't want to leave!

Volunteering through ILCS was everything I hoped it would be but completely different to anything I had imagined! I was a little apprehensive about teaching adults but they were the most incredible, motivated and amazing group of people I could have wished for. Lessons were filled with laughter, learning and exchanges of culture. The commitment and determination of the students saw them learn quickly which made it easy for us volunteers to feel like we were making a difference.
And the program wasn't just about the placement. I was blessed with a super star host family that despite some language barriers treated me like I was one of their own. They cooked incredible meals that they made sure I ate plenty of! I know it sounds cliche, but we formed a bond that has lasted beyond my visit and I hope will last forever.
Lastly, the social structure was a lot of fun. Samad, our wonderful field co-ordinator made sure all the volunteers met up weekly which was a great way to make friends and swap stories.
4 weeks wasn't nearly long enough and I'm already plotting my return :)

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sam, thanks for your feedback. It's great to read that you felt well supported by IVHQ, our local team and your host family. It sounds like you had a really positive experience and we won't ever get bored of hearing this from our volunteers. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Stephany
10/10

MY TIME IN IVHQ INDIA!!!!!!

This program has been a lifechanging and incredible experience, from the people I have met in and outside off the program. If you wish to immerse yourself to a completely different environment then India is the place. My time at the slum school was terrifying at first, but later on became one of the most life changing experiences and I definitely learned more from these children than they could ever hope to learn from me. My host family not only fed me and gave me a place to stay but they made me feel like part of the family. Never have I met such a funny, and loving group of people in my life and there was never a dull moment when I was with them. If you wish to come to this program, let me tell you, it won't be easy and it will leave you on sensory overload at all times. The things you see outside of the program will leave you in shock at times and you will feel a culture shock once you are here. If you want comfort and luxury living then maybe this isn't for you, but if you're willing to handle all the beautiful mayhem that India has to offer then try it. I promise you won't regret it. My biggest advice when coming here is to stay as open minded as possible and let yourself get immersed in the culture and your family as best you can because you will learn so much from them. These aren't life changing experiences for nothing because you will have to work for it. IVHQ is an incredible program and I wish whoever wishes to join a safe voyage/

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hey Stephany, It's great to hear from you! Thanks for sharing a little from your time in India with IVHQ. We are so glad that you experience was so rewarding and we hope to welcome you on another program again in the future. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

Yes, I recommend this program

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IVHQ is the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization, offering the largest range of safe and impactful volunteer programs in 40+ destinations around the world.

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