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: Rob Sinclair All the plastic ever made still exists. Let that sink in for a minute. Every single piece of plastic made in the past century is still around in some form. So how can we go about reducing the amount we use? One million plastic bags are...
You don't need to be the star quarterback or run for student council to lead others. One of the best ways to gain leadership experience and boost your employability is to volunteer abroad. You'll have the opportunity to make a difference while gaining valuable...
Considering volunteering abroad with children? Ask – and answer – these kinds of questions before making your decision. Volunteer work with children can teeter between help and harm. Orphanage volunteering can cause serious emotional damage. Yet teaching English...
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...
Better education and work opportunities are great reasons to volunteer abroad, as volunteering could give you the edge in college or job applications. But, how do you make sure potential colleges or employers know about your experiences? Mentioning your volunteer work...
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...
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- Cape Town
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