Cheap Volunteer Abroad Programs: Most Affordable Fees with Iko Poran

At Iko Poran, we do our best, to cut the cost down for you, and offer you some of the best and most affordable volunteer abroad programs, along with a unique experience. Our registration fee is one of the cheapest in the field, which sets us apart from the competition. And, last but not least, volunteers pay their programs fees directly to the local teams, which guarantees that there are no hidden costs – your money goes directly to where it is needed. Find a complete overview of all volunteer abroad opportunities on our home page.

With the words of an Iko Poran Alumni:

“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 volunteer abroad programs have 3 costs:

Registration Fee + Program Fee + Extra Costs – The most affordable fees:

  • All programs attract a registration fee of U$ 199,00 on top of the program fee. World’s most affordable registration fee.
  • Volunteers pay the program fee directly to the host country. Therefore, you can be sure your money will be used to help the community you choose.
  • Extra costs are the costs to prepare for your trip and leisure activities when in the country.

 

What does the registration fee cover?

  • Marketing costs, pre and post placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, detailed information about the program, administration costs, travel costs to run inspection visits in all locations, communication costs, and office staff.
  • We try to keep our office costs and overheads as low as possible to ensure we make international volunteering very affordable so more people can travel to lend a hand.
  • Upon receiving your application we will send you a link to pay the registration fee and get your booking process started

 

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport pickup (most locations), orientation, accommodation, meals are included in most of the programs (please check the description of your chosen program), support from the office staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support throughout your program, in-country administration costs and donation to support your local projects.
  • The program fee is always depending on the services included as well the type of accommodation. You may find cheaper programs than us in some countries, but we all know that cheaper doesn’t always mean better/ happier travelers. We understand that a trip is like a dream and you can be sure that we will go the “extra mile” to exceed your expectations.
  • The program fee should be paid to the host country up to 30 days before the program start date.

 

What other costs will I have?

  •  Flights, visas (if necessary), vaccinations (if required), travel insurance (mandatory), criminal background check (required in some countries), meals (if not included in your destination), transfer back to the airport after the program, language lessons (optional), other optional activities, and excursions and/or tours.

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Some of the most affordable Fees in 17 countries

ArgentinaArgentina Fees 01.10.18

SPECIAL PROMOTION: 20% DISCOUNT FOR WINTER ARRIVALS (June to August):

What is included in the Argentina program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support your project.

Our Argentinian programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Volunteers in our Argentinian program find U$ 100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Find out more about volunteering in Argentina.

 

Brazil

Table of Fees - Brazil

What is included in the Brazil program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation with a tour in the area and some tourists sites;
Accommodation;
Complete breakfast;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support your project.

Our Brazilian program fees are among the cheapest in the world.

Free 20 hours Portuguese course for programs with 4 weeks or more!!

Volunteers in our Brazil program find U$ 100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Volunteers staying during the New Years period are required to pay a surcharge of U$ 100 to cover accommodation premium prices from Dec 29 to January 2nd.

Carnaval in 2020 is from February 21st to 27th. If your chosen duration includes the Carnaval week there is a surcharge of U$ 200 to cover accommodation premium prices during this period.
All projects will be closed during the Carnaval.

Learn more about our volunteer projects in Brazil.

 

Cambodia

What is included in the Cambodia program fee?

Airport Pickup;
Cultural welcome dinner;
Orientation + city tour;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from local staff & Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support the local project.

Our Cambodian programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Volunteers in our Cambodian program find U$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Learn more about the projects to volunteer in Cambodia.

 

Costa Rica

Most Affordable Fees in Costa Rica

What is included in the Costa Rica program fee?

Orientation;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support community projects.

Our Costa Rican programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Special fee for volunteers staying 8 weeks or more!

These volunteers will also be helping the project as interns. They stay the first week in a homestay and then from the second week to the end of the program they stay in the project “Station”, a big wooden house near the beach. At the Station, they get one meal per day (lunch) but can use the kitchen to prepare breakfast and dinner and may also use the washing machine. Volunteers may have their own room, but if the project receives a special group they might have to share for a while.

Please bring small bills to the community; it is hard to find change sometimes.

Volunteers in our Costa Rica program find U$30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses in the community.

Join our volunteer program to save the sea turtles in Costa Rica.

 

Ecuador

Prices Ecuador 2019

What is included in the Ecuador program fee?

Orientation;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support community projects.

Our Ecuadorian programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Please bring small bills to the community; it is hard to find change sometimes.

Volunteers in our Ecuador program find U$ 20 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses in the community.

Find out everything about volunteering in Ecuador.

 

Ethiopia

What is included in the Ethiopia program fee?

Airport pick-up & drop off;
Orientation;
Accommodation in a bedroom with ensuite bathroom;
3 meals per day;
Free week of cultural activities;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support community projects.

Our Ethiopian programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Find out how to volunteer in Ethiopia.

Ghanaghana

What is included in the Ghana program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation;
Meals while in the program;
Guided Ghana tour;
Daily transfer to and from the volunteer project location;
Full on-going support (there will always be a member of the staff supporting you during the program);
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 emergency support;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support your project.

Participants in our Ghana volunteering programs find U$ 100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses, but please bring more if you intend to travel at weekends, explore the country or if you enjoy a beer or two.

Our programs to volunteer in Ghana are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other. 

Read more about volunteering in Ghana.

India

India volunteer program fees

What is included in the India program fee?

Orientation;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support community projects.

Our Indian programs have the cheapest fees in the World.

Volunteers in India find U$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses in the community.

Find out more about how to volunteer in India.

 

Kenya

Most Affordable Fees in Kenya

What is included in the Kenya program fee?

Airport pickup and drop-off;
Orientation;
Accommodation;
Breakfast;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support community projects.

Our Kenyan programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

The construction project requires an extra U$ 200 for materials.

Volunteers in our Kenya program find U$ 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Read about our volunteer projects in Kenya.

 

Nepal

What is included in the Nepal program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support your project.

Our Nepalese programs have highly affordable fees for the quality of the support that participants receive.

Volunteers in Nepal find U$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Learn more about volunteering in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Peru

Peru Fee 18.05.18

What is included in the Peru program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation;
2 meals per day from Monday to Saturday;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs.

Construction & Renovation

The project requires an extra cost of $45 per each week.
This extra cost will go towards purchasing basic supplies, for example, brooms, paints and paint brushes.
The construction project is for a minimum of 5 participants arriving together.

Medical and Dental projects in Cusco

Require an administrative fee of U$100 for programs from 1 to 4 weeks;
U$ 200 for programs from 5 to 8 weeks;
U$ 300 for programs from 9 to 12 weeks.
This is a mandatory requirement to place a volunteer these programs and is added to the Program Fee.

Read about some of the best volunteer programs in Peru.

South Africa

Prices 2019

What is included in the South Africa program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation is included in all projects;
Meals are included in most of the programs (please check the description of your program);
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support local projects. 

Our South African programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Volunteers in South Africa find U$ 100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Find out everything about volunteering in South Africa with animals and more!

 

Sri Lanka

 

What is included in the Sri Lanka program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation;
Accommodation (tri/dual sharing in a service apartment or with a welcoming host family);
All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – authentic Sri Lankan Meals:
Project transportation;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Travel support in Sri Lanka;
Certificate of Volunteering

Our Sri Lankan programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Volunteers in Sri Lanka find U$ 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

 

Tanzania

Tanzania Prices 2018

What is included in the Tanzania program fee?

Airport pickup;
1-day orientation & city tour;
Welcoming booklet;
Accommodation in a new hostel;
2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner);
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs;
Donation to support your project.

Our Tanzanian programs have the most affordable fees in the World.

Visas:

It is required to obtain a Volunteer Visa locally that costs US$ 250. Volunteers should state tourism on the arrival at the airport and the local team will take them to the immigration office on the next day to obtain their volunteer visas.

Volunteers in our Tanzania program find US$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Find out more about volunteer opportunities in Tanzania.

 

Thailand

 

What is included in the Thailand program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation + guided Bangkok tour;
Accommodation;
Daily transfer to and from the volunteer project location;
Full on-going support (there will always be a member of the staff supporting you during the program);
Program supervision;
In-country 24×7 emergency support
Local administration costs.
Meals are included in the elephant program while at the project. Please budget U$ 15 per day for meals. And bring more if you enjoy a beer or two and plan any activities/trips at weekends.

Our Thailand programs have highly affordable fees for the quality of the support that participants receive.

Volunteers on our Thailand programs find U$ 100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses, including meals but please bring more if you intend to travel at weekends, explore the country more.

Read more about volunteering in Thailand.

 

 

Uganda

Most Affordable Fees in Uganda

What is included in the Uganda program fee?

Airport pickup;
Orientation and city tour on arrival at the project site;
Accommodation;
3 meals per day;
Support from the local staff;
Program supervision;
In-country 24/7 support throughout your program;
Local administration costs.

Volunteers in our Uganda program find U$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

Go to our page with all the volunteer opportunities in Uganda.

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