Volunteer in Europe
Volunteer in Europe with GVI and explore a region that offers a variety of landscapes, cultures and incredible adventures! Our volunteering projects in Europe are currently based at our hubs in Greece or the United Kingdom, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore these regions further after your project or even as a starting point to venture further abroad.
Whether you are on your gap year, a career-break or under 18 and looking to volunteer and explore the world, GVI has a project for you! Contribute to the conservation of endangered turtles, experience a different country through our Academic Cultural Exchange Program or gain real business experience through our Social Enterprise Projects.
GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past 14 years, and our projects in Europe are no different. We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects, in which the local community is always consulted first and foremost in order to determine their needs. With the contribution of volunteers, we work together in partnership to achieve these goals.
OUR PROGRAMS IN Europe
Volunteer with Turtles in Greece
2 - 12 weeks
"It is hard not to regurgitate all that has been said before – ‘how the time has gone’, ‘the amazing people’, ‘combining a beach vacation with volunteer work’. All these things are true. The one thing that will stay with me is the work with the hatchlings; watching them power down the beach, watching as they get battered by the waves but always manage to overcome them and of course the times I had the privilege to hold these tiny hatchlings. So thank you to everyone who has made this time one I will never forget."- William Hughes - United Kingdom
Mediterranean Conservation Discovery for Youth
2 - 4 weeks
"I’ve met so many interesting people who have opened my eyes to ideas and places I hadn’t even thought about before. It seems ages ago that I saw my first hatchling waddle out to sea under the equally spellbinding night sky with the Milky Way as their roof and the moon leading them. I have really enjoyed working for the turtles and it feels so good to being doing something for the world no matter how small my actions, every bit counts! I feel like a better person for this special experience. This has been a highlight of my life."- Emily Ling - United Kingdom
Academic and Cultural Exchange England
15 Weeks - 51 Weeks
"We spend a lot of time with almost all the students, and we have been hosting a long time but it is nice to see GVI more involved with the host and students."- Ashley & Hailey Stevens - Host Parents