IVHQ Experience: Overview of Local IVHQ Partner Organizations


IVHQ experience: This article and list will help you to find out more about IVHQs local partner organizations and placements. Scroll down to see the overview.

International Volunteer HQ – Biggest volunteer travel company worldwide

International Volunteer HQ is the biggest provider of voluntourism opportunities worldwide, claiming to have a 34% share of the market. IVHQ works with local partner organization,

  • travel agencies
  • and nonprofit organizations,

that implement and run their programs in the host countries on their behalf.

 

IVHQ and their operations

Outsourcing responsibilities to local organizations is the most common, effective and cheapest way to set up international voluntourism programs. In addition it makes the operations easier.

International Volunteer HQ does not share information about who they are working with, as the company does not want to loose customers. Volunteers might sign up with their local partners directly. Still, many volunteers would like to know in advanced which organization will take care of them once they arrive in the host country.

 

The quality of the local partner vary

The information is essential. We believe it is necessary to give volunteers these details before they pay to ensure they know whether the organization or company they will travel to is what they have been looking for. Especially as the quality of the programs depends largely on the local institution IVHQ partners with. We have developed a list to give future volunteers an overview of who IVHQ is working with. The IVHQ experience and the question if the money really reaches the community and not just the local partner agent depends on the in-country structure.

Not knowing the partner organization and workplace before paying and traveling to a destination is like paying for a boat holiday trip to one destination and not knowing where you will be diving or sailing to!

The list is to the best of our knowledge, but if you have updated information or want to share any related issues with us, please contact us! Of course, we do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of this data.

 

List of the local partner organizations of IVHQ

Australia

Please help us to find the details

Argentina

Assistance for the Fortification of Social Organizations (AFOS)
fundacionafos@gmail.com

Belgium and China

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Belize

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Brasil

Jive
www.jivebrasil.com
+55 21 99550-2189
info@jivebrasil.com

Cambodia

(exclusive partner)
Cambodia Volunteer Foundation
+855 12 308 552
info@cvf.org.kh

Argentina

Assistance for the Fortification of Social Organizations (AFOS)

 

Colombia

(exclusive partner)
Emerging Voices Colombia
+57 31 610 610 7
ivhqcolombia@gmail.com

Costa Rica

Maximo Nivel
www.maximonivel.com
Tel: +506 2253 9220; +506 2253 9330

Email: https://maximonivel.com/contact-us/

Ecuador

Volunteer Connection Ecuador
vcevolunteer@gmail.com

 

Fiji

Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Ghana

(exclusive partner)

Becky’s Foundation
www.beckysfoundation.org
+233-24-810-5095
admin@beckysfoundation.org

Greece

 

 

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Guatemala

Maximo Nivel
www.maximonivel.com
+502 7932 1500; +502 7832 6608

Email: https://maximonivel.com/contact-us/

India Dharamshala Program

EDUCARE Group

Phone: +91 9711844265

Local Coordinator: Pavas Mainra Malik
Address: ECODEVA INDIA (NGO) Naddi-Dharamkot Jungle Trail Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh India, P.O. 176216

India Delhi Program

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India Kerala Program

Indonesia

Green Lion
new.greenlionbali.com and www.thegreenlion.net
+62 812-4643-4964
contact@thegreenlion.net

Italy

International Napoli Network
www.internationalnapolinetwork.it
+39 081 19927830

Jamaica

 

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Kenya

(exclusive partner)

Networks for Voluntary Services
www.networksforvoluntaryserviceskenya.com
+254 738 410138
NVScleopus@gmail.com

Laos

Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Madagascar

Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute (MRCI)
www.madagascarvolunteer.com
+261 (0)32 50 698 36
volunteer@madagascarvolunteer.com

Malaysia

Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Mexico

Volunteer Inn Mexico
www.volunteerinn.org
(877) 463-7432
info@volunteerinn.org

Morocco

ILCS Rabat
www.ilcs.ac.ma
+212 537 67 59 68/63
ilcs.adm@ilcs.ac.ma

Nepal

Vertical Ascent International Travel and/or Home and Hope
+977 1-4439097
verticalascentint@gmail.com

New Zealand

 

Sustainable Coastlines
www.sustainablecoastlines.org
+64 9 948 8454
info@sustainablecoastlines.org

Peru

Maximo Nivel

www.maximonivel.com/
+51 84 58 1800; +51 84 25 7200

Email: www.maximonivel.com/contact-us/

 

Phillipines

Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Portugal

ImpacTrip
www.impactrip.com
+351 919 466 603; +351 919 279 188
info@impactrip.com

Romania

Care2Travel
www.care2travel.org
+44 7855028339
office@care2travel.org

South Africa

Dreams to Reality
www.dreamstoreality.co.za
+27 81 373 5269
info@dreamstoreality.co.za

Spain

Serve the City Madrid
www.servethecity.es
+34 646 983 620
info@servethecity.es

Sri Lanka

Green Lion
www.greenlionsrilanka.com and www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Tanzania

Tanzania Volunteer Experience (TVE)
tanzania@volunteerhq.org

exclusive partner

 

 

Thailand

1) Mirror Foundation
www.themirrorfoundation.org
info@themirrorfoundation.org

2) Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net
contact@thegreenlion.net

Uganda

Volunteers 2 Uganda
www.volunteers2uganda.com
+256-778-200085; +256-701-455340
Vtuvolunteers@gmail.com

Vietnam

Green Lion
www.thegreenlion.net and www.facebook.com/TheGreenLionVN/
+84 122 831 0910
vietnam@thegreenlion.net

Zambia

Dream Livingstone Zambia
dreamlivingstonezambia.com
+260 0955 922643; +260 0955 795293
enquiry@dreamlivingstonezambia.com

Zimbabwe

Nakavango Conservation Programme
www.nakavango.com
+263 13 4100567

 

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Sebastian has eight years of experience in international development cooperation, lived in five countries and on three continents. He started to get into the world of development in 2008 when he volunteered for one year in Cambodia for a local Voluntourism project. He then received a contract as an advisor through Bread for the World in Germany and supported the development of the program Volunteer Action for Cambodia by Star Kampuchea until 2012. At the same time he was responsible for the development of the government founded volunteer program Weltwärts of Bread for the World in Cambodia and it`s mentoring. From 2012 to 2013 he changed into the head office of Bread for the world where he was responsible for the administration of their volunteer program as a program assistant. Now he is studying International Social Work and Development and works part time in development projects. Part of this course was an internship in the Solomon Islands where he worked in a tourism course and developed a volunteer program for Don Bosco Technical Institute Solomon Islands. The knowledge he gained when he finished a three-year training in Hotel and tourism helped during this experience.


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  • Renu Bali

    Tender Heart NGO faridabad had been partnering with IVHQ past10 years.Since last one year IVHQ has stopped sending volunteers as some volunteers started coming back to TH on their own and if we had not permitted them then they would not have come at all to this country.We have had a wonderful partnership with IVHQ otherwise.