Location
Multiple Locations +4
  • Jordan
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Greece
Length
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
295
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $295 for 1 week - this includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 08, 2023
Aug 11, 2015
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About Program

Trusted by 125,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated Arts & Music volunteer programs 4 destinations worldwide.

For the past 5 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ, wherever you choose to go.

Our affordable projects start from $21/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-24 weeks. Choose from 4 Arts and Music projects, suitable for creative individuals who want to help others through art and music, gain teaching experience and use their creativity to plan activities and lessons.

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $21/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-24 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Program Reviews

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Ariana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering V.S Tourism

I arrived in Africa alone, but left with a family and friends.

In one month I was able to teach 30 kids english and math, play with them and supply them with new toys and school supplies, kickstart a women's empowerment group and teach them how to make jewelry, reach out to a refugee camp and start a fundraising campaign for them, paint a school, learned and became a part of a beautiful community that taught me that life is truly what you create it to be.

Its hard to put into words what this trip meant to me and who it helped me become but there is this; theres a fine line between volunteering and tourism, and trust me Kenya is beautiful, visiting Mombasa, going on a Safari in the Masai Mara, and riding camels on Diani beach was beyond my expectation and absolutely amazing . However I knew I wanted to create a change whether it be small or big, so it was up to me to put in the work and effort to create that change.

I spent one month in Kenya, but lived years.

What would you improve about this program?
IVHQ is a great non profit organization that connects with numerous organizations throughout the world, the organization in Kenya is NVS. NVS could definitely be improved more, as I felt their team wasn't as involved and passionate as their volunteers were.
68 people found this review helpful.
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Marco
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My time with Jive

I had the pleasure of volunteering with Jive for two months. Prior to working with Jive I had worked for two months with a similar volunteer program, so by the time I arrived in Rio I was aware, to a degree, what would be awaiting me. Though I had traveled before and already volunteered, getting used to life in Rio was a hard task my first few weeks but Zac and Vivi really made me feel welcome and at home. I never felt like I was alone or lost while I was volunteering in rio, because of their constant support both on and off the project site. For my two months in Rio I worked with children in an arts program where we would do various different art projects during the morning and afternoons. What I loved so much about the actual volunteer work was that I would often see Zac or Vivi coming to visit the site to see how everything was running. They didn't only check up on us but also did work with us which, in a way, was really inspiring to see. When I look back at my gap year and my time volunteering in various different countries, the experience that sticks out the most is my time spent volunteering in Rio. I made life long connections with Zac, Vivi, and my fellow volunteers. I truly could not have asked for a better experience.

What would you improve about this program?
If anything there could be a better focus on organization within the projects, but I really don't feel that this is something that Jive can take care of themselves. Infrastructure in Rio, both physical and social, has a lot of improving to do. The projects didn't run as smoothly as you might always want, but that is something you have to expect when volunteering in impoverished areas and in a developing country.
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Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hey Marco! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences from your time volunteering in Rio. It is so cool that you have made these connections with the team and the fellow volunteers and it's awesome that you had the best experience! Thanks for being an IVHQer, we hope to see you on another program soon :-)

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Questions & Answers

Hi Brian, The time spent volunteering each day depends on your chosen destination and project. While some projects offer a full day on site, others may only require volunteers for a morning or afternoon shift. Our team are more than welcome to offer guidance once you have chosen your destination on our website. Jordan Community Manager