Volunteer opportunities abroad offer an excellent chance to practise mindfulness. Mindfulness is the art of paying attention in a particular way: purposefully, in the present moment, and without judgement. With research suggesting that practising mindfulness is good...
A gap year for college students can be a great way to prepare for studying medicine. Here’s what to do during a gap year before medical school. Taking a gap year between college and medical school can be the breather you need from the rigorous application process and...
Volontära Norden is a travel organisation that helps people from Sweden, Norway and Finland find and go on volunteer programs worldwide. At the same time, we aim to ensure that they get an experience of a lifetime. As the founder of Volontära Norden, volunteering is...
When volunteering in South Africa with animals, you can gain career experience and have more meaningful wildlife adventures. GVI’s wildlife conservation volunteering opportunities are a great option for animal lovers. South Africa is safari nirvana. One of Africa’s...
Choosing between solo travel and travelling with your friends can be a difficult decision for anyone. Why not get the best of both worlds and set off on a group volunteer program? Solo travel is a global phenomenon that seems to be growing, with an increase of 7% in...
Looking to pursue a career in project management? Here’s how volunteer project management can help you build an outstanding resume. It’s the classic catch 22 of the modern career: you can’t get a project management job without experience, but it’s difficult to get...
I absolutely love the women of Male Patan. Male Patan is a district of the city of Pokhara – Nepal’s second largest city – and, for four weeks, the place I have called home. Three days a week, I, and our six-strong women’s empowerment team, walk 20 minutes through the...
Ice is melting in the Arctic, putting polar bears at risk. Florida is experiencing abnormal weather events, to the detriment of manatees and mangroves. But what do these phenomena tell us? And what can we do to make a change? All of these events are warning us that...
At Kampong Cham our main focus is on education, where we provide children from diverse backgrounds with English classes to help open up their future prospects and break the cycle of poverty. English is the world’s top spoken second language, making it have a global...
Day 11- Back to Pokhara Today we are going back to Pokhara. Our last night was the only night in the mountain. We woke up at normal time in 7 had breakfast and start walking in around 8. We were planning to have lunch in Pokhara so it was not a long walk today. We...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment