About Us

We’re a family-run organization with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).


Our award-winning projects receive over 2000 participants every year, and we’re proud to say that the vast majority of them describe their experience with us as ‘life changing’. Our approval rate from over 20 000 participants since 1997 is over 95%.


A key component of the success of our community development and conservation projects is the participants who join our programs. Opportunities include high impact volunteering from one week and up, internships for those looking for career development opportunities, Challenges that allow a one week adventure all for a good cause and a range of programs for school groups and younger volunteers.


Get to know us

GVI In The News

GVI is one of the most well respected and prominent international volunteering organisations in world. Our opportunities have been featured in various international publications including The Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the BBC…

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Our Impact

What our Volunteers do here at GVI is pretty amazing, and it makes long term, sustainable contributions towards key global and local issues as contained in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Founder's Story

In 1995, I was living on a remote beach in Malawi running a hostel I had bought from the local chief…

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Our Mission

At GVI, we embrace our mission to build a global network of passionate people, to make a difference

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At the core of everything we do at GVI, is our unique culture. It’s difficult to sum up, but let us try…

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