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Affordable Long Term Volunteer Abroad Have you always imagined dedicating weeks, months, or maybe even a year of your life to volun-teering abroad, but cost is a major concern?

At IFRE, we believe that volunteer work abroad should be accessible to everyone, and that is why we make our programs so affordable. If you have the drive and passion to embark on a long term volunteer abroad project, you’ve come to the right place.

The options of what you can accomplish in a long term volunteer abroad project are endless.

Whether you passion be working with children, environmental conservation, getting first hand ex-perience in the world of micro-finance, or helping women escape the holds of poverty, IFRE can help match you with exactly the type of experience you are looking for.

Depending on your surely busy life, you might want to also check out our one month, short term, and one year volunteer abroad opportunities.

IFRE Volunteers Top Long-Term Volunteer Abroad Programs:

Orphanage Project in Guatemala:

Guatemala is home to one of the world’s largest ancient Mayan population, and it is a country filled with friendly faces, breathtaking sights, and endless opportunity for exploration and service.

Sadly, poverty, abuse, and alcoholism have affected many Guatemalan families, and left children orphaned from a young age. IFRE’s long term volunteer project in Guatemalan orphanages aims to improve the lives of these children by providing ongoing love, support, education, and opportunities.

Teach Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka:

Over 700 pirivenas exist in Sri Lanka, which are monastic colleges open to both lay and religious people alike.

By spending your long term volunteer project with IFRE in Sri Lanka, you will have the unique opportunity to take part centuries-old cultural and religious traditions, and help Buddhist monks gain valuable language skills. Pirivenas are resource poor and dependant on volunteer sup-port.

Special Education Project in Mexico:

Special Education Project in Mexico Experience the colors, smells, sights and tastes of beautiful Mexico, while doing incredibly im-portant service work.

In Barra de Navidad, Mexico, very few resources exist for children with spe-cial needs, and this leaves them isolated and without the necessary support to thrive.

Spend your long term volunteer project assisting overworked local teachers with general education, or special-ized skills such as speech therapy, physical therapy, and social work.

Teaching Project in South Africa:

IFRE’s long term volunteer abroad opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa, is like no other. Spend your time helping children to gain a better education, while working in kindergarten, pre-schools, primary and secondary schools.

Children of Cape Town are not receiving the education they need and deserve, partially due to lack of facilities and overcrowding. As a volunteer, a love and passion for working with children is the only requirement.

Teaching English in China:

IFRE has partnered with Chinese public schools in rural and low-income communities, mainly that teach children of farmers.

Your help is greatly needed to teach these children English, while also having the amazing opportunity to take in the beauty of the Chinese countryside. Non-native Eng-lish speakers are welcome to join this long term volunteer placement , as well.

Youth Project in Brazil:

Brazil is home to a vibrant and unbelievably welcoming people, but the throws of poverty are ever-present, particularly in the Brazilian favela neighborhoods.

If you are a lover of sports and athleti-cism, this opportunity is not to be missed. Spend your long term volunteer project working with Brazilian children in local schools and community organizations, helping them to develop athletic skills and learning how to lead active, healthy lives.

Health Project in Tanzania:

Whether you have a background/experience in healthcare, or just an interest in learning more, spending your long term volunteer vacation with IFRE in Tanzania will be life changing.

You will have the unique opportunity to work alongside Tanzanian doctors and nurses, while gaining real-life global healthcare experience. Local hospitals in both urban and rural areas in Tanzania are in desperate need of medical volunteers.

Conservation Project in Ecuador:

Have you dreamed of playing a key role in maintaining endangered environments, and do you pos-sess a passion for environmental protection and conservation? If so, IFRE’s long term volunteer op-portunity in Ecuador will be perfect fit.

Not only will you have the chance is live amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and beautiful natural scenery, but you will help in protecting the 17,000 acres of wet tropics and cloud forests that make up the Los Cedros Biological Reserve.

Alexandra Miller

These last six weeks of volunteering have been a truly amazing and life-changing & very wonderful experience for me.

Alexandra Miller


Leslie Slade

I had an excellent time, better than I ever could have imagined. Other volunteers were so nice and willing to help.

Leslie Slade

- Vermont, USA

Don Maddocks

I had a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to teach children of all different ages.I am sad to leave!

Don Maddocks


Manko Blakely

My volunteer experience with IFRE has been unforgettable. It has opened my mind & heart. Staffs were very helpful.

Manko Blakely

- Germany

Benefits of long-term volunteer abroad projects:

Let’s face it, most don’t have months or years to dedicate to a long term volunteer abroad project. And of course, you can make a true difference and have a meaningful experience in a lesser amount of time.

But, if you are able to commit for a long-term volunteer vacation , you will not only make a lasting impact on those you choose to serve, but will leave a different, more globally aware individual. Whether you can spend an entire summer, a gap year, or a year later in life dedicating your skills and passion to communities in need, IFRE needs your help.

As a volunteer who is able to live in a community for a longer period of time, you will become part of that community. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, learn the lan-guage, take part in local traditions and customs, and share your own.

Additionally, you will make lasting friendships with both locals and fellow volunteers, and understand the ways that you can best support the community in which you serve.