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‘GVI’s research and conservation has been of great benefit in raising awareness and providing data towards the conservation of marine mammals’ – WWF, Kenya

‘I would like to thank the GVI Water Security Project for reaching out to help communities where they are most vulnerable and where it matters most’ – Fiji Red Cross

‘We choose GVI to help us run our volunteer program due to their field structure and excellent reputation’ – SANParks

‘Our partnership with GVI has allowed us to expand our programme of safeguarding at-risk children’ – Save the Children, Mexico

‘Our association with GVI will result in actions that will guarantee the conservation of jaguars and other fauna in Tortugeuro National Park’ – Panthera, Costa Rica

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Volunteer abroad on critical community development and environmental conservation projects.



Develop your professional skills through training, qualifications and work placements.


UNDER 18’s

Join a specially designed project for young adults in locations around the world.


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Develop a whole range of employability skills, gain international qualifications, and build your portfolio.

Contribute to local and global issues, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Find out how we support you throughout your entire GVI experience, with unparalleled support.

Our Programs

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Meet Ups

Interested in joining a GVI project but unsure of what to expect? Chat to GVI Alumni at a coffee shop near you!

Open Days

Fun & informal events that are open to everyone – meet GVI staff, ambassadors and alumni, and attend presentations!


Meet our Outreach Team and Alumni at events and career fairs at schools, colleges and universities!

Our Latest Blogs

What Can Volunteering Abroad Teach Me That School Can’t?

Education is everything, and everywhere - not just in school. In fact, there are some things you can’t learn within the four walls of a classroom, and you need to explore the four corners of the earth to gain.

This Is How Volunteering Will Help Your University Application

Many young people often wonder how volunteering will benefit them and if it will really help their university application.

How To Choose The Right Internship To Boost Your Career

Finding internships can be tricky, but finding an internship that will truly benefit your chosen career is trickier! Here's some advice!