International Volunteer HQ is the world’s leading volunteer travel company.


International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) focuses on providing affordable, responsible and

high-quality volunteer travel experiences. They have helped over 40,000 volunteers work in 29 countries, contributing over 2.8 million hours to communities in need.


When IVHQ contacted Inspire Group, they were seeking learning tools for their international volunteers to use before going overseas. IVHQ’s international volunteers need to know what they must do before going overseas and how they can make a difference and keep safe while in their volunteer communities.


After chatting with IVHQ, and hearing about the fantastic things their volunteers were up to all around the world, we knew we had to reach high.


We created a motion graphic as a welcome, introducing the volunteers to the learning opportunities available to them.


We also developed three elearning modules for the volunteers to complete:

  • Know before you go – Covers the basics of getting prepared for volunteering abroad.
  • Risk and safety – interactive and scenario-based learning that challenges volunteers to think about what they would do to keep themselves safe using local transport, consuming local food and drink, and during emergencies.
  • Being a responsible and valuable volunteer – Setting the expectations and helping the volunteers to consider how they can make a positive contribution to the community in an ethical and responsible way.


On 9 December 9 2014, IVHQ launched their suite and we can’t wait to see how the pre-trip learning helps their volunteers to live like a local, experience a new culture, and make a positive contribution to their volunteer community while remaining safe and responsible.


“We’re really pleased with how they have turned out and I’m sure they’re now a big differentiator for us – no one else offers this kind of service to volunteers. Thanks in particular to Matt who dealt with multiple changes, late additions and last-minute requests – your help is very much appreciated mate. We’re stoked with it.” – Ben Brown, Head of Sustainability and Risk, International Volunteer HQ



Check it out on the IVHQ Website


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