Few regions in the world offer such a variety of landscapes, cultures and incredible adventures to have in such a small area as Europe. From the sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches of Spain to the epic fjords of Norway that lie on the edge of the Arctic Circle, the crisp mountain peaks of the Alps to some of the world’s most famous cities including romantic Paris, historical Rome and cosmopolitan London; Europe is rich in wondrous diversity and multiplicity, making it a brilliant place in which to volunteer abroad.
Much of Europe’s appeal is that it is impossible to define, having a variety of distinct and unique countries that are themselves filled with a tapestry of cultures, races, cuisines and languages, taking you on a distinct and unique adventure.
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
1 - 2 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
Social Enterprise Programs in Exeter, United Kingdom
1 - 4 weeks
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