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Read IVI volunteer reviews and experiences from our past participants.  As one of the longest running volunteer travel companies, IVI has helped thousands of people from around the globe on their incredible volunteering journey! You can also have a watch of our video showing volunteers speaking about their experiences from some of our destinations. 

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My host family were incredible, so generous with everything they had. They answered my questions, talked to me, laughed with me and my two Fijian “brothers” I had for two weeks,I will never forget. I left Fiji feeling like I was a part of their family. The teaching staff were so appreciative of everything I did.
This was by far the most valuable experience. The people at Kat center are the best, they are doing such an amazing job and were really welcoming and appreciative of my work there. But the most fulfilling was to see the dogs change and looking forward to me taking them for a walk everyday.
Oh so blessed to work with a bunch of likeminded legends to complete health checks on the local Fijian people. A humbling and awakening experience with a little reminder that not all are as lucky as we are in the western world, but smile always and everything works out on Fiji time. I leave with a full heart.

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Food Support in Portugal Review

The volunteering was a lot of fun. I become more skilled in cooking techniques, and learned many things. It was also exciting for me to live by myself in a foreign country and I

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Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation Review

Volunteering has been the best experience of my life; I met incredible people and will definitely never forget it. Comments on local team, food and accommodation The local food was amazing, and I will

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Kindergarten in Vietnam – Review

My highlight was seeing the kids smile. Playing games with them, singing and dancing with them. Really brings out our inner child and our silliness. The kids are bright and excited to learn. Comments

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Eco Park Review in South Korea

Korea is an amazing country. At the volunteering place, people were very nice but generally did not speak English. Fortunately I always had a bilingual person to accompany me. I was able to go

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Fiji Health Education Review

Volunteering in Fiji was truly a life-changing experience. It was so fulfilling to interact and connect with the youth in the villages and schools. I enjoyed teaching the children how to wash their hands

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Bali Turtles Program Review

Volunteering was the best experience of my life ! The turtles are so cute and it was very fulfilling to take care of them. I met loads of amazing people, visited places that looked

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Bali Kindy review in Ubud

I went for four weeks in Bali to teach English in a kindergarten to children. I made it throug games and exercises. They were very friendly and respectful. They have immediately considered me as

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Turtle Program in Bali – Review

It was an amazing week working with a diverse group of volunteers from around the world. We got to experience working with turtles from nearly hatched to around 8 months old. They were extremely

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Health Teaching in Bali Review

It was a very beautiful experience, short but intense! I had the opportunity to get involved first hand, I prepare lessons for the children and explain the topics to them in a simple and

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Remote Island Review – Fiji

It was such a beautiful experience. everybody on the island is so accommodating and welcomes you with open arms, it is difficult however to adjust to the different routines but so worth it! Comments

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Review of Teaching in Madagascar

The Madagascar trip was brilliant. At the school the children were really engaged learners. I found the most important thing on this trip was taking many more picture books. I hadn’t done that enough

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Nepal Construction Review

Overall one of the best experiences of my life. I was immersed in the Nepali culture. Interacting with the locals, learning what daily life is like in Nepal. Volunteering was great! Hard work, but

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Construction in Zanzibar Review

I was doing the building and constraction program in Stone Town Zanzibar. The work was in the school with carpainting, laying bricks and painting with local people. Comments on local team, food and accommodation

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Fiji Animals Review

I loved getting to know the locals and experiencing what it’s like in a shelter/clinic in Fiji. Comments on local team, food and accommodation Food was great. Great to try more traditional meals. -Paige

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