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Travel Abroad Volunteer Programs

Would you like to travel abroad at a very affordable cost for a good cause? Do you want to volunteer abroad with communities that are desperately looking for help to break the ongoing cycle of poverty? If this is what you want, then, you are on the right track. IFRE’s travel abroad programs are designed and customized to allow traveling and working with people and animals in need.

Travel abroad programs are the best opportunity to care and support people and animals in disadvantaged communities through your time, skills and passion. Making such a noble decision into the world on a mission to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate is one that will immediately feel satisfying and heartwarming. Also, when you step outside of your comfort zone and travel to a foreign country, you are setting yourself up to grow, learn, and greatly broaden your cultural and world perspective.

From 2006, IFRE has sent more than 22,000 volunteers to 200 cheap, safe and impactful programs in 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. A non-profit based in the US, IFRE works with community-based organization to support sustainable programs that add value to the community. Selecting any of IFRE’s affordable travel and volunteer abroad opportunities is a perfect way to add very valuable life and future career skills to become a better-rounded individual.

With your classmates or group of friends, you can now take up travel programs and transform the world positively for an incredible experience abroad. Contact us today for more information to join this volunteer experience while travelling to amazing places of interest.

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IFRE’s Top Travel Abroad Volunteer Programs


Work In An Orphanage (Cusco)

work in orphanage in peru

Peru’s physical attractions and the legendary Incan culture attract millions of tourists every year. With numerous landscapes including Machu Picchu, Incan trails and ancient Spanish architecture, you are spoilt for choice. Despite being a developed country, Peru is affected by poverty and lack of equal opportunity. 

Many teenagers become mothers at a young age due to abuse, leaving many children on the streets without proper family care. By joining the most reliable travel volunteer abroad programs it will be an opportunity for you to change these children’s circumstances by providing love and care and nurturing them through both work and play. Your support will ensure children are educated and empowered to take up a positive successful path in life.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

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


Teaching English To Buddhist Monks (Kathmandu)

Nepal is home to eight of the tallest mountains in the world.  It also has great scenery ranging from the mountainous Himalayas to the national parks filled with wild animals. Nepal has many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Most of them are Tibetan monasteries opened by Tibetan refugees that fled the Chinese occupation. These monasteries house hundreds of monks enrolled in the life of a monkhood from early in their lives.

Unfortunately despite English being widely spoken in the country they study in Tibetan language with limited chances of learning English. By joining best travel abroad volunteer programs in Nepal you will not only be teaching and changing lives of the monks but you as well.  You will also have a wonderful opportunity to learn Vajrayana form of Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers while fulfilling your passion of teaching.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

A side from this volunteer teaching Monks 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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Teaching English In Rural Schools (Nairobi, Mataboni)

teaching english in kenya

Kenya is a gorgeous country, leading in economy in East Africa. People around the world travel to the award winning white-fine sandy beaches and to climb the world-famous snow capped mountain Mount Kenya. Unfortunately, despite tourism being a leading source of government revenue in Kenya, English is well spoken by the Elite and more educated in the society.

Schools in Kenya are drastically underfunded and although English is required, it is typically not taught in rural school because very low skill level as local teachers may not be qualified to teach the course. By joining travel abroad volunteer programs you will give hope to students attending schools in poorer region. You will bridge the gap of understaffed schools and provide children with vital English skills for an opportunity to compete in the job market.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya

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

Sri Lanka

Work With Elephants- (Kegalle)

The island is ringed by beautiful sandy beaches, and the center is thick with green volcanic jungle mountains where you can find exotic wildlife such as leopards, peacocks, deer, monkeys, and of course, elephants.  Sadly, the elephants of Sri Lanka suffer daily through human encroachment on their habitats and exploitation, with hundreds more pushed further away as industry and deforestation steals away their natural habitat.

This is once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience that really gives back to animals in need, and for elephant lovers you will never feel more fulfilled making a bigger difference in the world. You will show a kinder version of humanity to these amazing animals and ensure their health, well-being and survival, while volunteering and traveling abroad programs

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Sri Lanka

Other than this volunteer elephant conservation program, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Sri Lanka 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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Skill and Qualifications

No specific qualifications are required to join travel abroad volunteer programs. You are however are expected to be flexible, resourceful and patient as well as have a passion to love and care for people in need. However to join medical and healthcare programs you will be required to have a medical certification.

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE programs 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

IFRE offers the cheapest volunteer and travel abroad programs in the world. The fee starts at $110 per week including small registration fee in some countries that is allows for pre registration process. The fee covers for airport pick up, accommodation and food, project donation and  local support. Fee is paid directly to the host family or the local project coordinator for transparency.

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

Housing and Food

While volunteering, you’ll be staying with a trusted and loving local host family. You host family will ensure you are safe, comfortable and part of the family. They will also provide you with three (breakfast, lunch and dinner) delicious traditional local home-cooked meals. But 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?

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Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE was founded in 2006 with the goal to provide safe and affordable volunteer abroad programs. As a registered non-profit IFRE is highly regarded for safe projects, attention to detail, affordability, professional field volunteer support and diverse opportunities for cultural immersion. IFRE offers exceptionally affordable program fees for over 200 overseas programs in 20 countries around the world.

How can you go as a group?

For a group taking youth travel volunteer opportunities abroad you will be able to interact by directly working with the community in a different country alongside each other as a team. You will be each others support system and join together to not only improve lives of poor people but also for a chance to live a happy life fulfilling your passion. Contact us today to design a program that works for you and your friends.

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

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