Volunteer Abroad Programs | GVI USA
Volunteer abroad with GVI and choose from over 150 different programs in 25 countries across the globe. From conservation work on the beaches of Mexico and Fiji to working with children in Thailand and Kenya, we have a wide range of volunteer abroad programs that serve many different cultures and people. The 2,000 people who volunteer abroad with GVI every year, help keep our projects sustainable. It is because of their hard work and dedication that we can ensure the long-term positive impact of our projects.
Volunteering abroad has become a great way to make a difference while getting out and exploring other places and cultures. The fact is volunteering abroad is a fantastic way to see another part of our world while giving something back. Our volunteer abroad programs offer deep cultural immersion as well as the opportunity to make new friends, improve on language skills and work towards additional qualifications.
Our volunteering abroad programs are run in collaboration with local community leaders and with local operators, which helps us to determine how best to help the local community. The range of volunteer abroad programs we offer are specifically designed to deliver some of the best educational experiences around, not to mention the important qualifications and certifications you can earn on many of our programs.
We offer four different ways you can get invloved:
Choose from over 150 hands-on volunteer programs in amazing locations around the world. Durations start from 1 week and can run to over a year. Make an impact, experience new cultures and explore locations restricted to normal tourists.
Have a look at our wide range of volunteer programs...
Under 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Look no further! We have taken some incredible locations all over the world and created specially designed projects for young adults, a perfect blend of volunteering, cultural and adventure activities. Our under 18 volunteers will have the leadership and training from our world-class field staff who have been chosen for their mix of experience in the field and ability to mentor and inspire young people.
The time you spend on a GVI program will be some of the most rewarding of your life! Have a look at our specially designed programs for 15 to 17 year olds.
Want to start a meaningful career? Develop your professional skills through training, qualifications and work placements in a wide range of areas including marine conservation, hospitality, social enterprise, community development and conservation.
Check out our life-changing Internships Abroad...
Join a GVI Challenge and embark on week-long adventures that might include hiking, biking, kayaking, white water rafting, even paragliding in amazing locations around the world. Over the course of a week you will undertake your chosen challenge that allows you to experience the highlights of your location, have some fun and even visit some of our projects for a day.
Check out our amazing Challenges.
Volunteering abroad is the trip of a lifetime and so we ask you do your research and plan carefully to ensure a safe and well organized experience that is beneficial to both you and the community in which you are working.
To establish the quality of a particular volunteering abroad organization, ask about the in-country support they provide their volunteers, ask about their emergency procedures and their in-country staff. More pointers can be found in our volunteering abroad guide, it is worth a read!