Original photo: Andrew Moore Not sure what to expect on a volunteer trip to Ghana? You're not alone! Whether it's your first-time abroad (or second or third) the nervous butterflies never go away. Whether you're worried about the project work, people, or even the...
In a small unsuspecting room set among the historic Elmina castle, a former slave trading post, is a group of fiery and determined young women, students of the first skills training class in collaboration with both the local NGO, Action for Compassion, and GVI. These...
Find out why you should go, what to expect, and how to make the most of it. Deciding to volunteer abroad is a leap – but it doesn’t have to be taken blindly. You have the opportunity to learn more about GVI, and what it’s really like to volunteer abroad at our London...
Original photo: Matthew Nitschke. The sun beats down on my skin, a scorching 40 degree Celsius, as I float down the murky waters of the Mergui Archipelago in Myeik, Myanmar. My face is dripping wet from the humidity. I am surrounded by Burmese-speaking locals on a...
Many people want to travel the world as paid TEFL teachers. Given the number of websites devoted to TEFL jobs, one would be forgiven for believing it’s a walk in the park to secure that dream job of teaching English to tots in Thailand, working with monks in Laos, or...
Original photo: Ratha Grimes Find out about Puerto Morelos and why volunteering abroad at GVI’s new location in Mexico is the perfect experience for seeing incredible biodiversity first-hand. GVI’s new Mexican base is a hub for marine biodiversity. It’s the ultimate...
Are you considering taking the plunge to teach English overseas? Perhaps you are a student on a gap year, a recent graduate, or you’re looking to have a career break. Teaching English can be a great way to gain hands-on experience and increase your employability. It...
Is there any better time to start planning new travels than at the beginning of a new year? Check out GVI’s top destinations for the coming year, and make this one unforgettable. Whether you are impassioned by learning about the history of your destination, or if you...
Original photo: CIPE More than 35% of the world’s mangroves have disappeared, making mangrove forests one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Compelling reasons to protect these habitats have surfaced in recent years as we begin to understand more about...
2019 is here at last! Is volunteering on your New Year resolutions list? If not, here are 17 reasons to volunteer in 2019. 1) It's good for your health No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on...
- 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