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Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs

Have you been searching for an affordable and meaningful volunteer opportunity abroad? Would you like to spend your time helping disadvantaged people in the community for an opportunity to change the world? IFRE offers you the best volunteer abroad for a chance to positively impact the world.

Volunteer program is an amazing and impactful learning experience in which you directly work to help underprivileged communities, while being immersed in the culture and customs of that community. In this program you are able to build leadership skills, and develop strong bonds with other volunteers making you a formidable team player. While in programs abroad you get hands-on skills that will serve you well in your future and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

IFRE’s volunteering cheap programs abroad are impactful and have been trusted by over 22,000 since 2006. As a registered non-profit, IFRE is affordable with professional field volunteer support and plenty of opportunities for cultural immersion and travel. Working with IFRE not only transforms your life but also the lives of underprivileged people and animals through the development and improvement of sustainable life-changing programs.

If you and your group are planning to make a difference in the world by taking abroad programs then, IFRE offers you the best opportunity. Contact us today for a rewarding and fulfilling chance that will change your life forever.

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Table of Contents

  • Popular Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs
  • Skill and Qualifications
  • The Start Date(s)
  • The Fee
  • Housing and Food
  • How can I apply?
  • Why go with IFRE Volunteers?
  • How can you go as a group?

IFRE’s Top Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs


Work In An Orphanage (Cusco)

volunteer with orphans in peru

Peru receives millions of travellers each year. They visit Cusco and explore the Scared Valley then hike the Machu Picchu Citadel. Peru also has spectacular Spanish and Incan architecture in ancient buildings across the country especially in Lima and Cusco. However, despite the booming tourism, many children in Peru have suffered childhood negligence, abuse, and abandonment. IFRE works with local orphanages that provide for the children with basic needs including food, shelter and education.

 When you join affordable volunteer in Peru programs you will work at the orphanage helping local staff take care of the children. Through your support you will instill to the young children the confidence they need to build a better life so they can earn a decent living in the future and for future generations.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Other than this volunteer orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Peru. We have variety of programs including teen mothers program, teaching English, medical, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.


Medical/Healthcare Project

Argentina is the second largest economy and country in South America. The country has plenty and diverse landscapes including beaches, desert, snowcapped mountains and lush forests. Unfortunately, poverty is still raging especially the rural areas are seriously affected.  The government of Argentina is trying to help poor people by setting up government hospitals and clinics but these medical facilities are not enough and lack enough manpower. When you join affordable medical volunteer abroad program you will work in public and community hospitals helping out doctors and medical staff. You will learn new treatments and techniques that will give you invaluable experience in the medical field that will greatly benefit you in the future career.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina

Besides this volunteer medical program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Argentina. We have variety of programs including teaching English, orphanage, street children, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Photo Journalism Project (Kathmandu)

photo journalism project in nepal

Nepal is known for its ancient monasteries, culture and traditions. It is also known as the hikers paradise with Kathmandu the capital city being a tourist hotspot. In the countryside, the weather is cool and quite, a gem for wildlife watch with various national parks full of wildlife scattered around the country.  With all this beauty photography should be a popular profession, but the country does not explore this unique areas and careers good enough. By joining affordable volunteer abroad programs in Nepal, you’ll work under the close supervision of a seasoned professional that’ll guide you and teach you all the skills required to make it as a photo journalist from editing photos, taking advantage of light including aperture control.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

Aside from this volunteer photojournalism program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Nepal. We have variety of programs including teaching English, orphanage, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

South Africa

Healthcare Project (Cape Town)

health care project in south africa

South Africa is the biggest economy in Africa. The country has diverse culture and traditions with famous national park full of elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards including white sandy beaches. Sadly, South Africa is a developing country struggling with poverty with a very low life expectancy mainly because of diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Medical care is not affordable and it is difficult to get good health care. IFRE’s best affordable medical volunteer opportunity in South Africa is a great opportunity to gain professional experience from doctors. It is a great chance to learn new techniques as well as give medical assistance to personnel in the hospitals and bridge the gap created by overworked staff personnel. If you want to change the communities while learning new medical skills to improve your medical career this is the program for you.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa

A part from this volunteer medical program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in South Africa. We have variety of programs including teaching English, orphanage, wildlife conservation, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

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Skill and Qualifications

Except for the medical volunteer program, where a medical certification is required, no specific skills or qualifications are required.  You are required to be patient, kind, loving and flexible. You also need to be compassionate and passionate about working with underprivileged people. 

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE’s programs start each Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints or trouble getting to the country on that day, your chosen program can also begin on any day of the year.

The Fee

Since 2006, IFRE has been offering the cheapest volunteer abroad programs. Program fee starts from $100 per week including small registration fee in some countries. The fee covers for airport pick up, accommodation and food, project donation and support local IFRE country coordinators. For transparency program fees are paid directly in the host country.

To learn more about the fee for each country please follow this link.

Housing and Food

While on the affordable volunteer opportunities abroad you will be accommodated by a local host family. For your comfort, host family’s home is safe, comfortable and modern. Similarly, they will offer to you three (breakfast, lunch and dinner) local delicious traditional home-cooked meals per day. Please note that some programs in different countries also offer alternative accommodation in a volunteer house or a hostel.

To learn more about what kind of accommodation or food available in each location, please feel free to contact us or see the individual link of the project given above.

How can you apply?

To apply for IFRE’s program is simple and easy. Just click the APPLY NOW button and complete the information in the application form.

To apply to affordable volunteer abroad programs please follow the APPLY NOW button at the top of the page.

Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

Started in 2006, IFRE provides the best safe and cheap volunteer abroad programs in the industry. A registered non-profit, it is highly regarded for safe projects, attention to detail, affordability, professional field volunteer support and diverse opportunities for cultural immersion. With over 200 programs in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America it has been highly reviewed by 22,000 volunteers who have attended IFRE’s programs.

How can you go as a group?

IFRE designs unique and impactful programs for adventurous travellers to volunteer together as a group. It is a perfect opportunity to work as a team while learning and practicing new culture and travels. If you and your group are looking for safe and affordable volunteer abroad programs, we got your back! Contact us today learn more about this unique and affordable unique group opportunity.

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You can also check out our amazing volunteer opportunities in Brazil, Ecuador, Bali, Zimbabwe and Morocco.

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