You’re ascending some of the world’s highest peaks, in the middle of one of the most geographically diverse countries on the planet. You’re trekking in the Himalayas, and it’s a dream come true. GVI is here every step of the way as you take the trip of a lifetime and...
Anyone who visits a local store or market will understand why Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic. Drinking bottled water is the norm, and each purchase is accompanied by the offer of countless plastic bags and straws. Government figures show...
1) Where is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the center of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
Introduction: The city of Kampong Cham Kampong Cham- the third largest province Cambodia and the base of GVI Cambodia- boasts a beautiful riverside front, a variety of colonial French architecture and stunning Cambodian countryside. What is particularly unique about...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
Reducing our plastic consumption should be at the forefront of everyone's minds at the moment. It feels like everywhere you go, there are images of turtles stuck in plastic trying to swim, or reports of seals, fish and other creatures eating plastic bags after...
Twenty years ago when you volunteered abroad, you didn't have to think about being "present". Without social media and smartphones, there wasn't much of an alternative. Fast forward to present day and it's hard to find someone who isn't wheeling a selfie stick,...
Ever thought about immersing yourself into a wholly diverse culture and lifestyle? Wonder what it would be like to make a genuine contribution to a community’s development? Want to take the first step into adventure? Well, you’re not alone. Join the ever-growing...
In July 2018 I resigned from my job as nurse specialist and manager for a hospice in Bristol, England. I was ready for a change and to take either a career break or retirement. I needed to do something completely different for a few weeks to help me consider my...
An oasis in the South Pacific Ocean, the islands of Fiji are the perfect place to volunteer, in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Alongside volunteering in Fiji with GVI, there are a myriad of opportunities for you to make the most of your time in the...
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