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Volunteer Charity Work Abroad

Are you looking to take time from your busy schedule and engage in charity work abroad? Do you have a passion for charity work that will positively change poor communities and make this world a better place to live? If this speaks to you, then you are in the right place. IFRE offers cheap and affordable charity works that meet this criteria and much more.

Volunteer work adds positivity and a sense of self-fulfillment to your life when you set out to help others that are in need.  You will typically take up work that is out of your comfort zone and expose you to challenging situations that will make you aware about your strengths, shortcomings, capabilities and flaws. In addition, charity work helps you to fight against stress, anger and anxiety by developing a strong support system, which reduces depression as well.

From 2006, IFRE has sent out over 22,000 happy volunteers work in their 200 volunteer programs throughout 20 countries around the world. IFRE is a non- profit that is safe, affordable with the best high value volunteer abroad programs. Working with IFRE’s volunteer work will allow you to travel at a very affordable cost while working to bridge poverty gaps that have left many communities in poverty turmoil.

Together with your group you can now take up volunteer charity work abroad for a fulfilling and satisfying chance to make this world a better and a positive place. Contact IFRE today to join this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Benefits of Volunteer Charity Work Abroad

You will get a sense of satisfaction:

The joy you receive from volunteering is highly rewarding. Working for the welfare of people, animals or a cause gives you a sense of satisfaction and happiness. Bringing change to the lives of people less fortunate than you will give you a new feeling of accomplishment to your life. The positivity of charity work will give you a stronger sense of purpose and adds more meaning to your existence.

You will be travelling to new places:

Travelling commonly gives people a new perspective. Volunteering will give you an opportunity to travel beyond the glossy brochures of travel companies. It will give you an opportunity to bask in the local culture, from music to dance and food, which will expand your worldly knowledge and make you more culturally aware. You will be meeting people from all walks of life, which will help you to expand your horizon.

Assists in your personal growth:

Volunteering programs like charity work abroad will take you out of your comfort zone and expose you to challenging situations that will make you aware about your strengths, shortcomings, capabilities and flaws. Volunteering will increase your ability to cope with problems. Different activities of volunteering will enhance your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

You will receive health benefits:

Volunteering activities have been found to have a positive effect on the overall health of a person. Different tasks of volunteering activities will keep you physically active. It helps you to fight against stress, anger and anxiety. Remaining in contact with different people will help you develop a strong support system, which reduces depression.

Improves you social and relationship skills:

Volunteering will introduce you to people from all walks of life who share similar passions. Interacting with people will help you broaden your knowledge and social skills. Participating in volunteering activities like the charity work will help you make new relationships and everlasting associations.

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IFRE provides volunteering programs or projects in eighteen difference countries across the globe. You will get the opportunity to choose your desired program or project from hundreds of volunteering activities. The programs or projects of IFRE range from working for HIV/AIDS to conservation programs to working in an orphanage.


Elephant Conservation in Thailand

elephant conservation in thailand

In the past, elephants in Thailand were used as machinery for farming and logging.  Logging has now become prohibited, rendering the elephants redundant. Since elephants are expensive to look after either they were either sold or taken to the street of big cities to entertain people for money, which is illegal.

IFRE is has created a program to support the village of the Surin Province so that the Mahouts won’t sell their elephants. The program assists the village via volunteers, elephant food, community projects and financial support.

Participants of the volunteering charity program abroad will be interacting with the elephants while riding, washing and feeding them. You will be spending three nights a week with a village elder and his family. Living with the locals will give you an insight into their day to day life and you will learn to cook Thai food and fish.  You will also get a chance to kayak on a local river and work on the farm.

As a member of a conservation project in Thailand you will be expected to help in cooking and daily activities. You will be briefed about the Thai etiquettes before your departure to Thailand. Volunteers do not need any skills or qualifications to join volunteer work for charity besides your love and compassion for the animals. Your patience and flexibility will play a significant role during the project.

Teaching Project in Thailand

There are thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand where monks live. Buddhist monks live and practice religious and social activities. Providing education to local children is a part of their social service. Since schools and Buddhist temples are located in the same complex you will have an amazing experience while teaching in Thailand.

Most of the Buddhist temples offer education to local children in primary and secondary level. You will be working 4 to 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday. You will be teaching conversational English to the children during your volunteer charity work abroad, you will also be organizing extracurricular activities for the children. Teaching and encouraging children to maintain their health and personal hygiene will be part of your volunteering responsibility.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Thailand

More than this elephant conversation program and teaching English volunteer program,, IFRE offers other incredible programs in Thailand. We have variety of programs including orphanage program, teaching English medical care, and many more that will meet your interest and passion


HIV/Aids Project in Ghana

hiv aids project in ghana

Barely any country is left untouched by the wrath of the life threatening disease called HIV/AIDS and Ghana is no exception. Every year thousands of adults and children are infected and killed by the deadly disease. As a member of the charity work abroad in the HIV/AIDS project Ghana, you will be providing care to the local people through educational training and activities to spread awareness regarding HIV/AIDS.

The HIV/AIDS program focuses on two areas. The first focus area aims to provide treatment and psychological support to the HIV/AIDS victims. Volunteers will be distributing food, medicine and clothes, while giving counseling and support to the victims. Tips on maintaining a nutritious diet and sanitation will part of your volunteering responsibility.

The second phase targets spreading awareness on the disease along with its preventive measures. You will be contributing to counseling and educational programs in major hospitals and communities targeted towards young men and women. You do not require any specific qualifications to enroll in the charity volunteering programs abroad with HIV/AIDS in Ghana.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

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

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Health Project in Tanzania

The local hospitals in the villages and city outskirts of Tanzania lack manpower and resources. Volunteers do not need any specific qualifications to join the project in Tanzania as it has been designed in such a way that anyone can contribute. You will be assisting doctors or medical staff in the health centers.

As a participant of this volunteer charity work abroad , you will be measuring the height, weight, temperature and blood pressure of the patients. Assisting in the medical camps, distributing medicines, keeping patients records, counseling patients and telling them about the importance of nutrition and sanitation will be part of your volunteering responsibility. Volunteers might be treating minor injuries or wounds during the volunteer work abroad health project.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

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


HIV/Aids Project in Cambodia

hiv aids project in cambodia

HIV/AIDS is a life threatening disease and its cure hasn’t been found yet. Many people across the world, including Cambodia are suffering from the deadly disease. People from all demographics suffer from the disease but the condition.  Those battling with poverty as well have it the worst. IFRE works with the local organizations, which provide awareness programs and various other programs for the victims. It gives you a chance to make a difference through the charity volunteering work abroad HIV/AIDS project.

Besides having a passion to serve people in need, you do not need any specific education or training. Volunteers will be educating local people to help bring change in their behavior towards infected persons. You will be counseling the infected person and assisting the HIV/AIDS community with hospice care and educational and recreational charity abroad programs. Conducting educational seminars and conferences to prevent the disease will also be part of your volunteering responsibility during your volunteer with the HIV/AIDS project.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

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


Monk Teaching Project in Nepal

monk teaching project in nepal

Beautiful monasteries of Nepal display the ancient Buddhist culture. English is a universal language. Therefore, the aim is to teaching monks a more widely used language so they can effectively spread the teachings of Buddha.

As a volunteer charity work abroad you will be working as an English teacher in local monasteries in Kathmandu or the Tibetan Children’s Village. You will be giving lessons for 3 to 4 hours in a day. There will be ample time to learn about the Buddhist religion and culture. You can participate in meditation, prayers and the songs of Buddhist monks if it interests you.

You do not need any specific qualifications to join the volunteering program of teaching English to Buddhist monks. Monks are highly respected figures that live and exemplary life so only volunteers who are disciplined can enroll in the project.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

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

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Skill and Qualifications

Apart from all medical volunteer programs that you will need a medical certification or prior experience, no specific qualifications or skills are required to join volunteering charity work abroad.  However, you will be expected to patient, kind, loving and flexible since you will be working with disadvantaged people in poor areas who need a lot of compassion.

The Start Date(s) 

IFRE charity work programs start every 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 is a non-profit featuring affordable and high quality safe program abroad. You’ll pay a program fee of $165 for a one-week stay in the projects. The fee covers for your accommodation, food and in-country support. Some countries require a one-time registration fee that supports all your pre-departure costs. Despite low cost IFRE still maintains a high quality volunteer charity work abroad.

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Housing and Food

IFRE’s local host family will accommodate you in a comfortable and safe accommodation. You will also be provided with three delicious local healthy meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a day. Be ready to experience great comfort and an opportunity to learn new culture and language.  Some programs however offer alternative accommodation in a volunteer house or a hostel.

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?

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Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE was established in 2006 with an objective to offer high value and cheap volunteer abroad programs. A non-profit it is highly rated for professional field volunteer support, flexible programs and diverse opportunities for cultural immersion and travel. IFRE has grown to over the years and currently offers 200 programs in 20 countries across the world and has worked with over 22,000 volunteers.

How can you go as a group?

IFRE offers unique customized programs to and your group to work and learn together for maximum productivity. As a group taking volunteer abroad for charity, you will be able to engage by directly working with the community in a different country, alongside getting to immerse in a new culture, learn a new language and try local food. If you and your group would like to join IFRE, contact us today for a fulfilling lifetime experience. IFRE will offer you a program that meets your goals and objectives.

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