Most Affordable & Rewarding Volunteer Programs in USA from $520 with IVHQ

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Volunteer in USA, New Orleans with IVHQ
Volunteer in USA, New Orleans with IVHQ


Trusted by 110,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in New Orleans and 50+ other destinations around the world.

You can choose from 4 project options in New Orleans and volunteer for between 1 week to 12 weeks:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Youth Support
- Community Development
- Construction and Renovation

Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a volunteer dormitory with 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, 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.

  • IVHQ’s New Orleans program is available year-round, starting on the first and third Monday of every month
  • Highly affordable program fees starting from $440 - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
  • The IVHQ New Orleans volunteer program has volunteer placements located in the neighborhoods around New Orleans, the largest city in the state of Louisiana.
  • You’ll be joining between 5 and 10 other IVHQ volunteers who start in New Orleans 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

Questions & Answers


based on 1 review
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  • Fun 10
  • Value 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you IVHQ

IVHQ has opened me to many experiences I never thought I would get the chance to experience. When I planned my first trip to Africa, I was terrified, as I have never left my home country before. IVHQ helped me prepare and made me feel safe the entire time. Shortly after, I traveled to New Orleans with IVHQ. Of course, I plan on doing many more trips with IVHQ in the future. I am incredibly grateful for the chance to travel and help others through the IVHQ program. IVHQ is the most trusting and affordable way to travel. I plan to work, and travel with them for a very long time. Not only does IVHQ help you prepare as well as feel safe, they also supply you with everything you need on your trip. Food, housing, it’s all there. I am always happy with my accommodation and extremely excited to try the food provided in the IVHQ program. I would recommend IVHQ to anyone looking to volunteer, travel and simply experience life. I can’t wait to plan more IVHQ trips in the future and can’t thank IVHQ enough.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend to all travelers who travel with IVHQ, to bring a journal. The amazing moments I got to experience with IVHQ gave me so much hope and excitement. I wanted to write those moments down to capture each bit of the experience.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Hannah! Thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad to see the experiences that IVHQ has opened for you and how much you have enjoyed your time on our programs. We really value the contribution you've made to date and the impact you'll continue to have on any future programs you choose. Thanks for being such a great volunteer! Jamie - IVHQ Program Manager.

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