- Most affordable with fees from $180 - low cost and high quality programs
- Summer volunteer abroad opportunities for high school and college students
- IVHQ is perfect for solo travelers, or you can travel with your friends or family
- 200+ projects to choose from, meaning you can give back on a range of worthwhile projects, including Childcare, Teaching English, Medical and Healthcare, or Wildlife
- IVHQ programs are available in Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe the Caribbean and Pacific.
This summer, immerse yourself in a meaningful adventure - travel with purpose, gain a deeper insight into a community, have an impact and change your life.
You can join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s largest and safest volunteer abroad organization, in 40+ destinations around the world. IVHQ’s top-rated and flexible programs are the most affordable and trusted way to give back abroad on your alternative summer break.
As an IVHQ volunteer, you’ll be joining the world's largest network of volunteer travelers and gain exclusive access to superior pre-departure training and expert support.
You’ll spend your summer stepping outside your comfort zone, making new friends from around the world, experiencing new cultures and adventures, all while contributing your skills and interests to local communities abroad. It’ll be a life-changing experience, that will shape your future.
Check out our 4 recommendations below, or head to IVHQ to see the full range of options.
- Summer Volunteering in Costa Rica: Costa Rica is the home of rich biodiversity, a welcoming culture and never-ending adventure. Not to mention the average temperature is between 71°F and 81°F! You can choose from 12 volunteer project options in Costa Rica, including Teaching, Healthcare and Turtle Conservation.
- Summer Volunteering in Peru - Cusco: It’s one of the oldest cities in South America and the starting point for every adventure to Machu Picchu, so you’ll be able to tick that one off the bucket list. You can choose from 10 volunteer project options in Peru, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Construction and Jungle Conservation.
- Summer Volunteering in Spain: Hello summer in Europe! It’ll be a volunteer trip of a lifetime. You can choose from 5 volunteer project options in Madrid, including Teaching, Agriculture and After School Support.
- Summer volunteering in South Africa: One of IVHQ’s most popular programs during summer, volunteers immerse themselves in the community and provide valuable assistance on one of 5 projects including Teaching, Childcare, Surf Outreach, Sports Development and Computer Training.