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Top Volunteer Abroad Programs

Are you looking to help disadvantaged people in developing countries? Are you interested in touring some of the best tourist destinations in the world at an affordable price? If yes, then we have an opportunity for you with IFRE’s top rated volunteer programs.

Top volunteer opportunities abroad allow you to travel and immerse in the local culture, an experience a regular tourist could never even imagine, giving you a satisfaction of travel and do volunteer work. While volunteering abroad you will be able to share your skills and passion with people who are really in need by giving them a chance to rewrite their future. With top volunteer opportunities, you will be able to fulfill your passion and dream of working to make the world a better place.

IFRE has been offering volunteer programs since 2006 in 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. IFRE is highly reputable with the most affordable program fees in the volunteer abroad industry. When you join IFRE’s volunteer programs abroad you will use the platform to learn and practice new techniques while immersing in a new culture and travelling to amazing tourist destinations.

If you and your group are looking to join in helping poor communities for an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience abroad, you are in the right place. IFRE offers the top volunteer abroad opportunities in the world. Contact us today to positively make a difference and lifetime memories make your dreams of changing the world come true. 

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Table of Contents

  • Popular Top 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 Volunteer Abroad Programs

Costa Rica

Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Pacuare)

volunteers with tutrles in costa rica

This Pacuare beach is on the remote Costa Rican black sand coastline near the mouth of river Pacuare. It covers 7,1 km of coastline and is surrounded by rain forest, several coastal lagoons and palm swamp forests near Tortuguero National Park. Fresh water canals and the tropical vegetation in Pacuare provide habitat for not only an abundant quantity of birds and other mammals.

The area is not only unique in every way, but is also a famous nesting site for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs during nesting period. Illegal poaching of eggs and hunting the sea turtles, water pollution and beach erosion are threatening the survival of the already critically endangered turtles in Pacuare.

By joining top volunteer sea turtle programs abroad you will play a very important role in changing this situation. Your duties will involve tagging, taking biometry and other important data of the turtle. Together with professional researchers, and former poachers you will be responsible for guarding the nests at the hatchery and releasing baby turtles. Similarly you will help to maintain the rescue center and caring for injured sea turtles.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Costa Rica

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


Photo journalist in Nepal

Nepal provides a perfect destination to go and learn about photojournalism. From the beautiful snow-capped mountains, the cultures, the ancient monasteries, wildlife and beautiful people of Nepal, the country presents photographers and cultural enthusiast with plenty of opportunity to really enjoy and get professional experience.

When you join top volunteer abroad programs you’ll go to places where you can take interesting pictures. Places and ceremonies of interest like marriage ceremony chariot drawing festival, the Hindu temple, and statues offer you a marvelous look at ancient art. You’ll find the culture of northern Nepal around the giant Buddhist stupas of Kathmandu, where you’ll meet maroon colored monks and people of oriental faces. All these and much more, you’ll agree with your supervisor before you venture into any of them. Your supervisor will accompany you at all times.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

A part 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.

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Work In An Orphanage in Cambodia

orphanage program in cambodia

There are huge numbers of vulnerable children in Cambodia, and many have no home except for the streets because of poverty or death of parents caused by diseases like HIV/AISDS. They are all at great risk of being abused and lack basic needs such as education love and clothing. It is a risk for them to join petty street crimes. Without the chance to get some education and personal care their future is bleak, and they need volunteers like you to help.

When you join IFRE’s affordable volunteer abroad programs you will work in an orphanage together with local workers doing their best to give these kids a chance at a new life. This means you could be teaching young people computer skills, math, music or English, as well as helping with things like cooking. By participating in this volunteer project you help the children feel more like part of regular society, and help them develop useful skills for their future.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

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


Health care in Kenya

Can you imagine being denied even basic healthcare treatment simply because there were not enough people round to deliver it? That’s the situation for many people in the world, and Kenya is badly affected. By participating in IFRE’s top volunteer abroad programs for students you will be based in the rural areas of Kenya.

You could be assisting midwives, lending a hand in the operating theatre, helping to give out medicines, or even treating minor injuries. You will have the chance to spend time in many different departments, and your help is always appreciated. It is also a chance to learn more about diseases and infections affecting Kenyans and how they are treated.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya

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

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Skill and Qualifications

With the exception of the medical volunteer programs, that you will need a medical certification, no specific qualifications or skills are required to join top volunteer abroad programs. You however are expected to be patient, kind, loving and flexible. Similarly, you need to be compassionate and passionate about working with underprivileged communities because they are already going through so many problems.

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE’s cheap top volunteer abroad programs begin 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

IFRE offers volunteer programs in the world. Past volunteers have been happy with the program fees of just $100 that is paid directly to the host family or local program coordinator. The fee covers for your accommodation, food, airport pickup, program donation and in-country support. A one-time registration fee will be required in some countries. 

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

Housing and Food

While volunteering with top programs abroad, you will be hosted by a loving local host family. IFRE regularly vets all to ensure that you are always safe and comfortable with plenty of opportunity to immerse in the local culture. Your host family will also provide you with three (breakfast, lunch and dinner) delicious traditional local home-cooked meals. However in some programs you will be offered alternative accommodation in a volunteer house or a project hostel.

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

How can you apply?

Best top volunteer abroad programs are clear with a simplified and fast application process. Just press the APPLY NOW button and complete the application form.

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Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE is a registered non-profit founded in 2006 in Texas, US. It is distinct from other organizations because they focus on an intimate grassroots approach. Featuring over 200 programs worldwide IFRE is one of the most affordable volunteer organization in the industry. Since inception IFRE has hosted over 22,000 happy volunteers in 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.

How can you go as a group?

IFRE customizes unique and affordable group programs for groups who intend on working together abroad. The program features a great opportunity to engage in a new culture while working as a team and getting to know each other better. If you and your group are looking for top ten volunteer abroad programs IFRE got you! Contact us today to learn more about this life changing and fulfilling one-in-a-lifetime chance where you can make peoples lives better.

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

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Check out ‘A Complete Volunteer Abroad Guide: Everything You Need To Know’ to learn more about what is volunteering abroad. If you want to know how to volunteer abroad for free, go through our Volunteer Abroad for Free article. If you are a college student and searching for meaningful summer volunteering programs, check out our popular articles Community Service Trips For College Students and Summer Volunteer Programs For College Students.

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