27 years of global volunteering
While we encourage long term volunteering we recognize the need for purposeful short term travel experiences. So we design programs in weekly or fortnightly allotments enabling mix and match style itineraries where you can spread your help further and gain new experiences.
We charge only a one off application fee charged per volunteer (not per placement). This application fee covers you for as many programs or countries of your choosing within a 12 week period. We offer long term, standard and specialty placements.
Standard placements are extremely varied but generally do not require any specialist qualifications, however specific skills are always encouraged. Options such as orphanages, teaching & community development etc fall into this category. The placement fees cover the essential costs involved in ensuring volunteers receive a quality and safe volunteer experience with meals, accommodation and transportation always included. We believe our programs represent incredible value.
Specialty placements are unique opportunities involving either specialist skills or qualifications or programs which involve higher costs due to the nature of the experience. It’s possible to mix and match, specialty placements with standard placements.
Long term placements Note that IVI have access to many additional long term opportunities not listed on this website. For any queries go to the contact us page to submit a request.
What’s included in the Fees?
- The Application Fee (US$275) is a one off fee per volunteer and covers multiple placements and countries at the time of booking. This fee covers all the administration such as inspection costs, marketing, and overheads to ensure a safe, high quality and unforgettable experience for every single volunteer abroad.
- The Program Fee goes straight to our in country management teams to cover arrival airport transfers, on the ground coordination, orientation, accommodation and meals, in-country 24/7 volunteer support, project donations and related administration costs such as local permits etc. This ensures that our presence as volunteers has a positive and sustainable impact to the local people.
*Travelling in a pair or a group? Discounts may be available! Ask us how
Best Price Guarantee
As a non-profit organisation, we want to offer you the highest quality volunteering abroad experience at the most affordable price. If you find a less expensive volunteer project with a duration of 4 weeks or less in the same location with the same inclusions, just send us the details and we’ll beat it! Simply CLICK HERE and put price beat in the heading or send us a same time message (bottom right of the screen).
Due to the volatility of the refugee crisis, please inquire here for further information on options and pricing.