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.
Highlights this summer for affordable volunteering: Volunteer for free! Teaching English in Colombia; Volunteers Wanted to Rescue Orphaned Monkeys in South Africa; South Africa: Big Five & Game Reserve Volunteer Program; Brazil Medical Volunteer Program and Health Awareness; Childcare Volunteer in Cambodia; Volunteer on Elephant Care in Nepal; Great White Shark Volunteering South Africa; Medical Volunteer in Thailand
Go for an African Adventure and volunteer with the Big Five and Elephants in South Africa. Or go on a Trip to Tanzania to coach young students playing football. In Uganda you may build a spring well in a village, or teach English at school. There are many opportunities in these fascinating countries.
“I couldn’t believe that a program so affordable could go above and beyond my expectations.” - Jessica, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"I would HIGHLY recommend this volunteer experience. I did lots of research going into this trying to find the most affordable program, and Iko Poran was definitely the most affordable. I was doing the same volunteer work as volunteers from all over the world, but I was paying much less money to do so." Paige
"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)
If you’d like to volunteer hands-on with animals, IKPVA has animal conservation programs available: Big Five volunteering in South Africa, saving baby sea turtles in Costa Rica, elephant experience in Nepal and Thailand, where you’ll help protect animals in sanctuaries as well as through research and monitoring endangered species in the wild.
"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)
Find here testimonials from volunteers and news.
Teaching English to the child/junior monks at the Monastery has been an interesting, inspiring and educational experience for me. I only hope
This May, June and July we offer free sightseeing in Jaipur for all our volunteers in India! In order to introduce you to the Indian culture,
Lea describes her volunteer trip to India. When asked, if she could describe her experience with three words, she would say: "Incredible, unexpec
Valerie and Dad Orlando are spending the holidays in Argentina this year, together with Valeries mom and brother. They are helping out as volunte
Nadir Oliveira from Brazil has volunteered with the children of "The Orphanage" in Arusha, Tanzania and shares her beautiful experience: I’m f
Last Sunday Iko Poran's Founder and Director went with his family to volunteer in a community effort cleaning a riverbed at Rio de Janeiro's Nati