The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
I volunteered with GVI in South Africa, where I was involved in the wildlife research program in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. The base is situated in the North of the country, in a province called Limpopo, home to the Kruger National Park and many other nature...
Africa is one of the most exciting volunteer destinations in the world. It’s also a lot safer than you might think. The African continent can be intimidating. It’s huge, home to some of the harshest climates, most dangerous animals on Earth, and is wildly diverse. But...
Volunteering with animals is an exciting prospect. This means wildlife conservation programs are very popular with prospective volunteers. It's worthwhile to ask: Does it really make a difference? GVI has several wildlife volunteer opportunities and marine...
So you want to be a field guide? Throw on your khakis and grab your binoculars – we’ve got just the right conservation volunteering project for you. Living in the South African bushveld and learning how to track animals through the wilderness isn’t a narrative...
Volunteering in South Africa is a chance to make a difference, from community development to conservation, while encountering a wildly diverse country. From the deep blue of the Indian Ocean to the burnt orange of the Kalahari Desert, and the lush green of the Garden...
Wildlife internships are a chance to gain practical experience and professional development. GVI’s wildlife conservation internships boost opportunities for careers in the industry. Working with animals, living in a beautiful location, and contributing to a cause you...
The female cheetah’s ears rotate slowly, listening. Her lithe body is hidden by the trees she’s in. Her whiskers are pointed forward. She’s anxious. A lion pride is in the grassland in front of her. She skirts around them, staying hidden in the trees. She has good...
You are looking an elephant straight in the eye. Naturally curious, it's calmly exploring your vehicle, and you, with its trunk. This is the African big five experience you’ve dreamed of. Wildlife conservation volunteering with GVI makes experiences like this a...
Taking the leap If you had told me this time last year that I would be completely in love with South Africa and never wanted to leave, I'd have been skeptical. I discovered GVI several years ago and while I wanted to join a program, I had a full time job as a primary...
- 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