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Volunteer in North America

Volunteer in North America

Considering a volunteer trip to America? International Volunteer HQ has 15 years experience in providing the world’s most trusted and affordable North America volunteer programs.

IVHQ is the number one provider of volunteer abroad programs in Mexico and offers the top volunteer programs in the USA. By volunteering in America, you’ll be contributing to a range of meaningful volunteer projects which support the long-term goals of the community you’re volunteering in.

Wondering what volunteer opportunities in America and Mexico are available? From environmental sustainability and volunteering with animals to community development, construction, youth development and teaching English - there’s something to suit all ages and interests.

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Why volunteer abroad in North America with IVHQ?

Whether you want to volunteer in America during your gap year, take a volunteer vacation in the USA without crossing any borders, or spend a meaningful spring break in Mexico, IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and you can volunteer for 1 - 24 weeks. With flexible booking and unlimited free changes, program orientation, 24/7 support, safe accommodation, meaningful volunteer work and everything in-country organized for you, IVHQ offers the best volunteer opportunities in North America.

Best North America volunteer programs in 2023 or 2024

Discover the top places to volunteer in North America right now and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities in America and Mexico below.

”This experience was definitely the most humbling experience that I have had so far in my life. New Orleans has amazing people, rich culture, succulent foods. I was blessed to have an awesome placement. The host family and staff were helpful, always attentive, helping and nice.”

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Common questions about volunteering in North America

What volunteer work in North America does IVHQ offer?

Volunteering in North America in 2023 or 2024 is an opportunity to make a significant impact during a time of need.

From short-term volunteer opportunities in the USA which support the homeless and assist in sustainability and community service projects, to volunteering with animals, teaching English, or providing care to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mexico, there is volunteer work in America to suit volunteers with a broad range of skills and experience.

Looking for teen volunteer opportunities? IVHQ’s USA volunteer programs are open to teens. Volunteers need to be 16 years or over to participate independently in the USA, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian.

How much does it cost to volunteer in North America?

IVHQ makes it super easy and affordable to book volunteer vacations in America and Mexico. Our fully hosted North America volunteer programs start from only $320 for 1 week and include accommodation, meals, airport pickup, orientation and comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.

How to volunteer in North America

Applying to volunteer in North America is simple! Once you’ve decided which country you want to travel to and which volunteer project in America or Mexico you would like to join, you can apply online. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment needed at this stage. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip.

You can learn more about how to get started here.

What are the best North America mission trips for 2023 or 2024?

IVHQ offers a diverse range of mission trips to America and Mexico. Whether you want to volunteer in North America this summer, winter or spring, choose from 2 of the most sought after countries where you can complete your volunteer work in America.

  • USA - New Orleans, San Diego, Chicago & Philadelphia
  • Mexico - Mérida on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

If you want to organize a volunteer trip in the USA or Mexico for a volunteer group, we have a dedicated IVHQ Volunteer Groups team who can customize an affordable trip to meet the goals and budget of your group.

Is it safe to volunteer in North America?

IVHQ has been hosting volunteers in North America for over 15 years. This is backed by our comprehensive approach to managing safety and reducing risks across all of our programs, which gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy. This includes:

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!