Welcome to Volunteer Overseas, a blog brought to you by International Volunteer HQ - collecting content from thousands of international volunteers to share insight, news and tips about volunteering overseas. Enjoy!
How does a mother-daughter volunteer trip to Kenya result in the establishment of a project to be served by future IVHQ volunteers, enabling developmentally disabled adults of the Kibera slum to enter the workforce?
Arriving as a volunteer in Bali, your bucket list will be full of ‘must do’ activities for your volunteer program and your #IVHQweekends! To kick start your list, here are the 15 things we think every volunteer should do in Bali...
With over 9,000 photos tagged with #IVHQ, Instagram continues to be a popular platform for IVHQ volunteers to connect, share and inspire each other while they volunteer overseas. It's also one of our favorite ways to keep you posted with news and insights from the IVHQ Crew... So here, we're sharing this month's most loved Instagrams from @IVHQ - as loved by you!
Whether your weapon of choice is an iPhone or Android device, it's hard to imagine traveling without the comfort of referring to your smartphone for directions, or to triple check your flight schedule. To save you the hassle of scrolling through pages and pages of travel apps in the App Store/Google Play, we've turned to the IVHQ team for their must-have travel app suggestions!
You’ll notice a common theme when looking through International Volunteer HQ’sInstagram feed… Everyone looks fit and healthy! I believe that volunteering overseas can be extremely healthy for you, so I'm sharing 5 reasons why…
After you volunteer overseas with IVHQ, chances are you'll have to deal with 'PVB'. Although not a technical term, 'Post Volunteering Blues' affects many past volunteers after their experience abroad. While there's no sure fire cure for 'PVB', I've listed 5 tips used by previous IVHQers...
While initially daunting, traveling solo could be what turns a great volunteer overseas experience, into an outstanding one! IVHQ not only provides pre-departure support, but also peace of mind for solo travelers with an airport pickup and extensive in-country assistance.
After being voted in 4th position for the IVHQ Booster Awards, CRIA, a facility for young men in Mexico, received a Booster Award of US$800. CRIA provides housing and food for young men in Mexico, who for various reasons can no longer live with their parents.
STA Travel has partnered with International Volunteer HQ to provide affordable domestic and international flights especially for IVHQ volunteers.
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