It is hard to choose a moment to describe when everyday here has been incredible and life changing. Being welcomed into this village by the amazing Karen people has been an eye opening and heart-warming experience that I will never forget. Every time I meet a new...
To maintain current ethical and empowering practices within an industry it is often necessary to reflect on previous performances, and GVI have done just that. This helps to ensure we, as an organisation, are moving in the right direction. From the recent Impact and...
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...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
Throughout the last few months, we at GVI Chiang Mai have been hard at work to ensure that this project continues to go from strength to strength. We have been buoyed by the arrival of Kah Moon's daughter - a beautiful baby elephant; now, just over a month old....
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that the rumours of Kah Moon's pregnancy were recently proved true, as she has given birth to a healthy female calf! We began to suspect this to be the case around March of this year, as it can be difficult to tell...
Feelin' alive Hello guys, my name is Antonio and I am a community intern in Huay Pakoot, Thailand. I start off this blog by saying; whatever you expected to gain from this trip, whatever you think will be good, just to clarify, it will be better. It is true that there...
Volunteering with animals is an exciting prospect. This means wildlife conservation programs are very popular with prospective volunteers. It's worthwhile to ask: Does it really make a difference? GVI has several wildlife volunteer opportunities and marine...
The wake up call The rooster that lives beneath my homestay crows peacefully. Once and then once more, like a single-worded song, and finally I am awake. The clock beside me blinks twice and eventually my eyes focus on the neon 5:45AM in front of me. I push myself up...
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