- Volunteer in Argentina
- Volunteer in Brazil
- Volunteer in Cambodia
- Volunteer in China
- Paid Teaching in CHINA
- Volunteer in Costa Rica
- Volunteer in Ecuador
- Volunteer in India
- Volunteer in India-Himalaya
- Volunteer in Ghana
- Volunteer in Guatemala
- Volunteer in Kenya
- Volunteer in Nepal
- Volunteer in Nepal-Himalaya
- Volunteer in Mexico
- Volunteer in Panama
- Volunteer in Peru
- Volunteer in South Africa
- Volunteer in Sri Lanka
- Volunteer in Tanzania
- Volunteer in Thailand
- Volunteer in Uganda
Accommodation:Depending upon the volunteer's particular country, location, time of year and situation, volunteers will either stay with a host family, at a hostel or at our country home base. (Orphanage projects sometimes offer accommodations to their volunteers.) We offer simple but clean, comfortable living spaces. Volunteers will stay either in a single or shared (same gender) room, depending on the host situation and peak versus off-peak seasons. Volunteers are provided with towels, bed linens and blankets. Volunteers may want to bring their own sleeping bags.
Airport Welcome:Once your in-country coordinator receives your forwarded flight details, arrangements are made to greet you (the volunteers) at the airport. Your greeter then transports you to your accommodations or project site. An address and telephone number of the local contact will be provided in the personal placement details, in case an unforeseen mishap occurs and a volunteer misses connecting with IFRE’s representative at the airport. Please make sure to e-mail your flight information to both our USA office and the local in-country coordinator's office ASAP.
Support from the in-country coordinator: From even before the beginning to the very end of a project, IFRE Volunteers’ in-country coordinator supports volunteers with information and contact via regular personal visits, telephone or e-mail. Once in-country, a volunteer has daily access to the housing and project coordinators. In-country coordinators facilitate all aspects of a volunteer’s experience when in-country.
Thoroughly researched and personalized projects:: IFRE Volunteers offers the best matched projects attune to volunteers’ personal interests, skills and experiences. Our caring, experienced, local in-country coordinator networks on a volunteer’s behalf, explores the best local organizations and then handpicks the perfect program for each volunteer. Prior to departure, volunteers receive detailed information about their project, including the specific volunteer work program, living arrangements and food. Please be aware that most projects in developing countries have very little structure and operate in a rather informal environment.
SAFE Volunteer Placement: We strive to place you in a safe humanitarian volunteer work environment. Our projects are researched and established with safety in mind. This focus on safety means that your project will not be in an area riddled with crime and unsafe conditions.
Pre-departure information: IFRE Volunteers’ comprehensive, country specific pre-departure booklet offers detailed information and FAQs regarding traveling volunteers, such as health, safety and culture shock. Please read this booklet prior to departure.
Volunteer Care and Other Services: IFRE Volunteers’ staffs in America and abroad strive to support volunteers by answering all questions and providing the best advice on issues from general fundraising to personal issues like health, culture, excursions, travel, passports and visas, safety and special events.
Emergency support: If requested, IFRE Volunteers will provide you with multiple telephone numbers of our American staff and in-country staff for emergency support (these numbers are available for use at all times—24/7). Volunteers also receive personal placement contact details to share with family before departure. Please let us know if you require staff contact phone numbers.
$50 discount:all IFRE Volunteers will be eligible for a $50 discount of a future volunteer abroad program fee upon completion of their volunteer project. This is our thank you for volunteering and traveling with IFRE Volunteers.
Certificate of Appreciation/Completion: We will provide a certification of appreciation upon completion of your volunteer abroad project. This is an accomplishment and the certificate is an important addition to your professional resume/CV.
Fund Raising Ideas: Many IFRE Volunteers successfully raise funds for their volunteer abroad trip. We are glad to supply you with an effective donation letter from our organization to support your personal fundraising efforts.