Volunteer Travel

Volunteering with GVI allows you to choose from exciting programs based all over the globe! With over 8 different focuses and over 150 programs to choose from, your options are virtually endless!

Whether you are looking to make a meaningful impact during your career break, gain valuable work experience while making a difference in the developing world or simply want to gain your PADI Divemaster in a breathtaking location, let GVI help you find the perfect project for your time abroad!

 

GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past 14 years. 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 PROJECTS

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Volunteer with Chidren

Community Development Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Help community members develop important infrastructure for future generations by assisting with construction projects in the Dawsamu District in Fiji.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$2,290.00

"I firmly stand behind GVI and everything it stands for, thank you for this life changing opportunity." - Tyler McKay (USA)
Teaching

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Laos' ancient city of Luang Prabang and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access better opportunities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,890.00

"The people that I met are what really made the Laos project something that will have a special place in my heart forever." - Greg Wright (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,390.00

"The project gives one a more intimate knowledge of the environment and the animals, than it would seeing them as a tourist." - Glyn Donaghy (Australia)
Animal Care
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and assist with the rehabilitation of elephants rescued from working in tourist camps

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,840.00

"I have been made to feel really welcome here and I feel privileged to be part of a project that is helping both the elephants and the community in which they live." - Claire Wigham (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation
Multifocus

Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification in Fiji and assist in the creation of a network of marine protected areas conserving the area's coral reefs and mangrove forests.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$4,000.00

"Thank you all for the inspiring and profound impact you had on my person and my career. I feel that this decision is the beginning of something truly extraordinary!" - Clare Curtis (Australia)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

$4,100.00

"This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world." - Lynsey Wheater (UK)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Nepal

Asia - Nepal - Pokhara
Travel to Nepal's city of Pokhara and volunteer in a care center, providing educational and personal development support to underprivileged children

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 20 weeks

Price from

$1,700.00

"Fun, enjoyment and other words like that can't even come close to describing the time I had in Nepal!" - Eoin Blaney (Ireland)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Cape Town
Experience South Africa's city of Cape Town when you volunteer at a township providing much needed educational enhancement and creating a more conducive learning environment

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,090.00

"I think I’ve learned more than the children! This is surely an experience I will never forget." - Christopher Chung (USA)
Teaching
Volunteer with Children
Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment Project in India

Asia - India - Kerala
Contribute to sustainable, long-term women’s empowerment initiatives when you travel to Kerala, India. Join a team of international volunteers and help give women and young girls access to equal education,

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$1,700.00

"This integrated conception of development caught my attention from the beginning, and has taught me that education sits at the center of all efforts to enhance the resilience of fragile communities all over the world." - Marcos Ferreira (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Thailand Coastal Conservation Expedition

Asia - Thailand - Phang Nga
Gain a well-rounded insight into Thailand’s environment and communities by assisting hands-on with climate and conservation issues which the region faces

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$2,090.00

"You are completely immersed in the culture and you experience the real Thailand, as opposed to experiencing the tourist side of things." - Hannah McMurray (United Kingdom)
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