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Short Term Volunteer Abroad

Would you like to take a short vacation break and volunteer abroad with underprivileged communities?  Are you looking for an affordable and impactful way to travel abroad for a short period of time and still make a difference? Well, IFRE’s abroad programs fit your requirements perfectly and offer even much more.

Through IFRE’s projects, you will be able to explore a new country, its culture and customs while making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people or animals. Volunteering abroad during your short break will provide you with unique and priceless experience that you can add to your resume making you unique. It is also an opportunity to learn and broaden your skills and techniques in the field that you desire without being fully committed.

For over 13 years, IFRE has been offering very affordable and high value programs around the world in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  With more than 200 programs, IFRE has sent more than 22,000 happy volunteers to 20 countries, where they have worked for sustainable program that brought positive changes. Joining IFRE’s volunteer programs, you will have a great opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life, giving you a fresh perspective to see life in a different light.

You and your group can take up short term programs volunteer abroad for an incredibly rewarding and life-changing experience, today! Contact us now, for more details on this unforgettable opportunity that will completely change your life for you and impoverished communities.

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Benefits of Best Budget Short Term Volunteer Abroad

There are few better feelings than the feeling of helping someone who is in desperate need of help. The rewards you will earn from your altruistic deeds are ones that will provide you with a sense of accomplishment and will stay in your heart forever.

Valuable work experience

Partaking in one of our overseas trips is a great way to gain genuine, hands-on work experience in a developing country. The current job market is very challenging, with hundreds of people applying for the same position. Your volunteering work during your short break will provide you with unique and priceless experience that you can add to your resume. This will help you stand out from the crowd and therefore, drastically increase your chances of getting hired.

Develop knowledge of, and sensitivity for other cultures

Partaking in a volunteer abroad project is a wonderful opportunity to develop knowledge and sensitivity for other cultures. You can be a student, medical person or a senior citizen to join our programs. When you join the volunteer abroad project during your short break, you will be taught about local gestures, body language and conversational customs that may vary between your home countries. These lessons you learn are humbling and will provide you with a unique sense of appreciation for the new culture. This is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with new cultures and traditions.

Sense of achievement

There are few greater feelings than doing something that you are truly passionate about while making a significant difference to the lives of those who are less fortunate. Even a few weeks of your time can be exceptionally precious to the community in need. The reward and sense of achievement that you experience through helping others is truly heart fulfilling.

Mental peace and happiness

IFRE’s short term volunteer opportunities abroad provide an exceptional chance to bring a positive change to the life of disadvantaged people. This is a great way for attaining good mental and physical health and increasing your social and relationship skills. Volunteering makes you happy, overcome depression, and provides you with a sense of purpose.

Donate your time and talent

IFRE’s volunteer projects are also a great way to donate your time and talents, and gain valuable experience that lasts forever. This is an exceptional chance to work in a completely new setting, where you will strive for greater cause. Donating your time and talent to help improve the condition of people and animals in need is a true act of altruism.

Apart from these invaluable experiences and benefits you gain during your short volunteer trips overseas, you might pick up a new language, a new passion, and maybe even make some new friends. The rewards of participating in our volunteering projects are vast and wide!

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IFRE offers an awesome selection of budget-friendly and life-changing programs for different kinds of interests, passions, destination goals and budgets.


Street Children Project in Peru

street children project in peru

Join the Volunteering on the street children project in Peru and assist the less fortunate kids in finding resources to live better lives. Thousands of children in Peru are left as orphans due to extreme poverty and a myriad of other devastating causes. Many street children have never been able to go to school; even if they go, they cannot focus, as they work long hours on the street and have difficult family lives.

IFRE’s project in Peru intends to change the future of the vulnerable and at-risk street children. IFRE is currently working in collaboration with local organizations and invites you to join and contribute.

When you join this project, you can dig out a whole new world of opportunities for these at-risk kids by helping them with a variety of activities. As a volunteer, you work with schools and nonprofit organizations 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Depending on your skills, interests and the needs of the local staff, your volunteering work includes, teaching basic English, health, math, science, computer lessons, providing daily care to children and helping prepare and serve food for children, etc.

As there are no specific skills and qualifications needed to join this cheap short term programs abroad. You can join now and contribute to make a difference to the lives of these people. However, strong dedication and passion to work with children is a must. You should also be patient, open-minded and a team worker.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

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


Orphanage Project in India

Despite being one of the fastest growing countries in the world, India has failed to address many social and educational issues. Due to poverty, illiteracy and the lack of saleable skills, the parents from rural and poorer areas cannot afford to provide adequate support and care for their kids, and therefore, they are left as orphans.

Many orphanages are trying to provide shelter, food and clothes for these kids. There is a constant demand for volunteers like you as they lack sufficient resources. IFRE’s orphanage project in India intends to offer homes, education, hope and love for orphans.

This volunteering short term abroad program in India is the perfect opportunity for those who want to contribute to improving the tragic situations of the helpless Indian children. As a volunteer, you will help children by teaching Basic English and organizing creative, extra-curricular activities, such as games, singing, music, drawing, etc. In the evening, you can help them with their homework and share any other skills you may have.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in India

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


Women’s Project in Guatemala

women project in guatemala

There is a devastating situation of women in Guatemala. Most of the Guatemalan women are uneducated, lack saleable skills and depend on their male partners for living. As a result, they have been suffering torture and violence from their husbands and other family members.

IFRE’s women’s project in Guatemala intends to end this tragic situation by providing these deprived women with education, handicraft skills, sewing skills and more. Partaking in this short term abroad volunteer program in Guatemala is a great opportunity for those who wish to help improve the living conditions of underprivileged Guatemalan women.

During this project you will help local Guatemalan government staff who help fund the program. You will also carry out a variety of duties, such as helping with Spanish-English translations, accompanying women to court trials, helping staff with planning, and educational workshops, assisting with women’s rights and more. If you have handicraft skills or cooking skills, then you can teach these too.

The organization that runs the project has radio and television programs, so you may participate in planning activities for the programs as well.

Only female volunteers can join this short term volunteer abroad project. You must be able to speak intermediate Spanish, but there are no age or education level restrictions. Interested participants should have a passion and eagerness to work with women, and be patient, resourceful and flexible.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala

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

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Teaching English in Tanzania

English speaking and writing skills have become vital when trying to find a better job in Tanzania. There are community schools, which run English classes, however, they cannot provide adequate learning and teaching, due to the high number of students in each classroom.

There is also a lack of fluent English speaking or native English speaking teachers, and the poor students are being deprived of English skills as they cannot afford private tutoring. If you wish to contribute to the English teaching volunteer project abroad, then joining this short term volunteering project abroad is a great way to give back to the Tanzanian students.

In the Tanzania teaching English project, you will teach English to nursery, primary and secondary school students between the ages of 6 and 16. You will volunteer abroad as an English teacher either in private or public schools or schools run by orphanages. To join this project, fluency in the English language is essential. Being a citizen of native English speaking country and previous teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

A part from this volunteer teaching English program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Tanzania. We have variety of programs including orphanage, HIV/AIDS program, medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.


HIV /AIDS project in Uganda

hiv aids project in uganda

Due to illiteracy, poverty and other social and economic issues, thousands of Ugandan people are infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. Each year, thousands of Ugandans die from complications of this disease.

Even though many organizations and governmental agencies are running awareness programs, the HIV/AIDS virus is still running rampantly in Uganda. It is not only adults who are affected by this deadly disease, but also thousands of children are being affected and as a result, have been killed or left orphaned. There is an urgent need for HIV/AIDS volunteers in Uganda!

IFRE’s short term volunteer abroad HIV/AIDS program in Uganda supports local organizations that run various programs to halt the spread of this deadly virus and care for the victims. The project also provides training to the local community workers so that they can effectively address and educate others about HIV/AIDS.

This project is an awesome volunteer opportunity for participants who wish to work on the HIV/AIDS project and gain genuine practical experience during their short break.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda

A side from this volunteer HIV/AIDS program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Uganda. We have variety of programs including medical, teaching English, orphanage, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.


Childcare Project in Brazil

Parents cannot afford the basic needs of the children in low-income areas and favelas in Brazil. Young parents spend most of the time at work to support their families, meaning the kids do not get adequate support and care. IFRE’s short term childcare volunteer project abroad in Brazil aims to help these kids and parents and invites you to contribute.

As an IFRE volunteer, you will work with young children in a daycare (crèche) setting. Your major roles as a volunteer will be caring for the children while their parents go to school or work. You will also help them with meals and naps, as well as help tutor the children. No specific skills are needed to join this project. However, interested individuals should have a passion and eagerness to play with and work with young children. Basic knowledge of the Portuguese language is preferred but not required.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Brazil

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

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Sri Lanka

Work In An Elephant Orphanage (Pinnawala )

work in elephant orphanage pinnawala

Sri Lanka is beautiful and with very popular tourist attractions including the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Due to habitat destruction and fragmentation, human settlement, expanding irrigation projects and human encroachment of forests, elephants continually lose large tracks of their habitat. Founded in 1976 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation Pinnawala focuses on providing care and protection to the many-orphaned elephants found in the jungle.

With over 80 elephants in the orphanage, the project is one of the largest centers of its kind in the world and has one of the most successful captive breeding programs for Asian elephants. By participating in short term conservation volunteer abroad; you’ll play a big role in showering the elephants with the care and love that the gentle animals have been deprived of. This opportunity is rare; to get up close and personal with the magnificent creatures while enjoying all the wonderful beautiful attractions in Sri Lanka.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Sri Lanka

A side from this volunteer elephant orphanage program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Sri Lanka. We have variety of programs including orphanage, teaching English, medical, and many more that will meet your interest and passion.

Skill and Qualifications

No specific qualifications and skills are needed to join short term volunteer abroad. Please be advised that you will be required to submit proof of certification to participate in any medical or healthcare programs. IFRE expects you to be kind, patient and empathetic when dealing with poor people because they are already going through so much.

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE program start every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

The Fee

For as low as $100, you can participate for a week. The fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and or the project, and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. In some countries you will be required a minimal one-time registration fee.

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

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Housing and Food

While volunteering at best short term volunteer abroad programs a local loving and experienced host family will accommodate you. They will ensure that you always feel safe, comfortable and part of the family, in addition to providing you with delicious traditional local home-cooked meals. However some program 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?

Application process is simple and fast. Just press the APPLY NOW button and complete the application form.

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Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

Featuring over 200 volunteer programs, IFRE is currently located in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. They have been offering exceptionally cheap programs fees to volunteers since 2006. A non-profit based in Texas US, IFRE has hosted over 22,000 happy volunteer. IFRE prides itself for safe volunteer abroad programs with attention to detail and professional field volunteer support including diverse opportunities for cultural immersion and extensive travels.

How can you go as a group?

Yes, IFRE offer young adventurous volunteers with unique experiences to work and learn together as a group. As a group taking affordable short term volunteers program you will be able to work as a strong team alongside getting immersed in a new culture and traveling. You can make life-long connections to widen your skills and culture perspective.

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

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