Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
Coastal Jaguar Conservation (CJC) is the name of an umbrella research project operated by independent researchers Stephanny Arroyo Arce and myself, Ian Thomson, in Costa Rica. The main goal of the project is to study the jaguar (Panthera onca), other wild cats, and...
Welcome once again to the Jalova Blog, this time chronicling our adventures during June! June has historically always been one of my favourite months for many reasons and this includes things like the summer equinox and how it’s the time of year when it becomes more...
Hola amigos, and bienvenidos once again to the GVI Jalova Blog This month in wonderful Jalova has been a busy one, and I shall try once again to put some it down in words! After the seemingly years of rain we’ve had here, many of us are happy that the sun has come...
Hola amigos, welcome to the Jalova blog! This past month has been very eventful, and I shall try to do my best to spin you all the yarn of the adventures we’ve had! In the first week we had a big intake of new volunteers and interns, so they have been busy getting on...
Did you know that while volunteering in Latin America you can sample appetising and nutritious meals based on the food traditions of ancient civilizations? The Maya, Inca, and Aztec people built prominent civilizations throughout Mexico, and Central and South America....
Both are endangered. One is a predator. The other is prey. We delve into how this new relationship came to be, in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. On the sandy beach of Tortuguero National Park, you find two sets of prints, and signs of a dramatic struggle. One...
Want to make the most of your vacation in 2019? Sign up for an alternative spring break volunteer trip! It's an opportunity to immerse yourself into another culture, gain valuable career development experience and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning...
Develop integral leadership and workplace culture skills while protecting vulnerable species in Tortuguero National Park’s sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica. Working with a local team and multi-generational group of volunteers, you will share your skills...
Twenty years ago when you volunteered abroad, you didn't have to think about being "present". Without social media and smartphones, there wasn't much of an alternative. Fast forward to present day and it's hard to find someone who isn't wheeling a selfie stick,...
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- Gap Year
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- Marine Conservation
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