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,...
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
If you sign up for the GVI Jalova wildlife project, good job! But make sure that you read the checklist for your backpack very well. Because I actually forgot to read it and I packed my bag with stuff that I hoped that would be necessary. I had some thoughts about...
Once upon a time there lived in the beautiful base of Jalova, a boa constrictor. He lately lived under a branch and some iron roof sheets behind the volunteers dorm and next to the volunteers bathrooms. On a sunny day Kellie had to go to the bathroom so badly. On her...
Do you love sea turtles? Are you concerned about them being endangered and want to learn what can be done about it? Marine environments are incredibly fragile, and the sea life that depends on it for survival is increasingly threatened by pollution, human development,...
- 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