Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs

Volunteer in a foreign country, have a unique experience and spend less! The affordable volunteer abroad programs of IKPVA started in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, and now offer affordable volunteering in Nepal, South Africa, Costa Rica, Peru, Uganda, Ghana, India, Cambodia, Argentina, Ecuador, Kenya, Tanzania and Thailand.

Share Love and Joy

"The hostel staff and life was amazing they made me feel right at home and I met awesome people there through my whole stay, the fellow volunteers still feels like family to me, I had enough open time to check out other projects out as well and see Rio by myself!" – Evan (Pretoria, South Africa)

Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs

“I couldn’t believe that a program so affordable could go above and beyond my expectations.” - Jessica, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Teaching Children

The children were so happy. When I arrived, they started yelling “Teacher, teacher …” It was VERY exciting. - Cris Queiroga

Make Friends

"The experience in Brazil was literally one of the best times of my life…. The local citizendas as well as fellow international participants made everyday so active and fun." – Eric (Toronto, Canada)

Perfectly organized

"Everything was perfectly organised, when I came, Felipe was waiting for me at the airport and took me to the hostel. I was nicely surprised the hostel was clean and as I was in my room just with volunteers, I did not need to be worried about my things when I was not there. All the people there were very friendly and kind." – Barbara (Prague)

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Volunteer Testimonials & Latest News

Find here testimonials from volunteers and news.

Child Development at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 23, 2017

Teaching Assistant at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru

I spent two weeks as a teaching assistant at a rural kindergarden. The experience was way different than I expected. Loving and Affectionate Chi

Volunteer teaching English in Rio de Janeiro
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 19, 2017

Enjoy Teaching English in Rio!

Wasim Hassanali, from England, and his very interested students. We are always looking for English teachers. Want to volunteer Teaching English

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 19, 2017

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand. Experience Thailand from a local perspective & make lifelong friends. About Volunteering with Elephant

Camille Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 2, 2017

Unforgettable experience in South Africa

This summer I had an unforgettable experience in South Africa. Thank you Iko Poran for this exceptional travel! Sure, I will do it again!

Teaching English in Rio - Ute Heinzel with her afternoon class
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 2, 2017

Teaching English in Rio – Interview with Ute Heinzel

Ute Heinzel from Germany has been teaching English in Rio de Janeiro as a volunteer, in 2015. What inspired you to volunteer abroad? Brasil was

Experience with turtles in Costa Rica
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Sep 1, 2017

Amazing Experience with turtles in Costa Rica

My experience at the turtles project was amazing. I had a lot of fun and met fantastic people from all over the world. The village is totally saf

Volunteering Program in Arusha Tanzania
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 31, 2017

Volunteering Program in Arusha Tanzania

I personaly taught English, Math, Music and dances, in several grades (2 to 7th) I had a very good relations with all the school personel and th

Volunteers make the world a better place - Ratner family in Uganda
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 18, 2017

Volunteers make the world a better place

Young children need love. Leopards need shelter A community in Uganda needs water. Since there is help needed in so many cases, put hands on,

Childcare volunteer in Cambodia - Albane
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 12, 2017

A two-weeks program in a day care center in Cambodia – Albane

I spent two weeks ( I know, definitely too short) in a day care center in Phnom Penh in Cambodia thanks to Iko Poran association. And it was such

Teaching Gig in Rio
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 10, 2017

A brief, life changing teaching gig in Rio

In June of 2017, I was given the opportunity to teach English as a volunteer in a community outside of Rio de Janeiro. Unfamiliar with Portuguese

Football Coahcing - Sports Develpment Programme in Rio
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 9, 2017

Learn Portuguese before coming to Rio?

Should I learn Portuguese before arriving in Rio de Janeiro? The question comes around, when planning to volunteer in Rio. While not obligatory,

The Ratner family finishes the construction of a water fountain in Uganda
ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad Aug 4, 2017

Video of Ratner Family Dancing with Children

The Ratner family finishes the construction of a water fountain in Uganda. Thank you very much!! People like you make us believe that another wo