My first week in Huay Pakoot has opened my eyes to a staggeringly different but beautiful way of life. Within only a week I have seen seven elephants in their natural habitat, taught the local children at the Anuban, attempted Pakinyaw and learnt how to embrace a...
Life below water, would you ever say it matters, it changes, it struggles? Last summer, I had the great opportunity to join GVI in a marine conservation volunteering program in the amazing islands of Seychelles. Over one month, I would be introduced to the wide...
If you’re about to set off on an under 18 volunteer abroad adventure, read our tips for what to pack for a school trip abroad. School trips abroad will test your independence, teamwork skills, sense of adventure – and packing skills. Figuring out what to pack, or not...
Cesar Chavez once said that; “Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“ To build a commitment of providing quality education requires teachers, students and...
Voluntourism bias We decided to volunteer and visit a new country on a whim for our summer vacation, and chose Laos pretty much out of the blue. Apart from the GVI website- I had no idea what we were getting into. After talking to a previous volunteer ambassador, I...
Sustainable community development in Kerala GVI Kerala has been working with local partners in Fort Kochi and the surrounding area for almost 10 years, and in that time we have built strong relationships within the community and with numerous partners. Whilst with us,...
Are you interested in gaining classroom skills and an internationally recognised TEFL qualification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) while travelling the world? You’ll never forget the first sea of eager faces. You’ll never forget your first class, your first...
Find out why you should go, what to expect, and how to make the most of it. Deciding to volunteer abroad is a leap – but it doesn’t have to be taken blindly. You have the opportunity to learn more about GVI, and what it’s really like to volunteer abroad at our...
Taking a career break to travel abroad can seem daunting, but if you make the leap, you’ll reap the rewards. Opting to take time out from your job is a chance to hit refresh on your life. It’s your chance to travel the world, learn new skills, discover a new passion,...
Interested in community development and having an adventure at the same time? GVI has programs all over the world, throughout the year, so there’s no better time to plunge into community development projects. GVI relies on a constant stream of volunteers ready to roll...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
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- Responsible Travel
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- Study Abroad
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