One of the main questions you might ask yourself before choosing a volunteering project is “Why do I have to pay to volunteer abroad?” Programs can be expensive and it’s natural to wonder where your money is going. Your hard work and passion are valuable, but...
Thinking about volunteering in Zambia? Sign up for a girls empowerment project! Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development, and gender bias is still deeply embedded in many cultures and economies. It's a problem that affects men and women and stunts...
Original photo: "Luang Prabang Sunrise" by WIL is licenced under CC BY 2.0 There are many reasons to visit the town of Luang Prabang. But as a volunteer in this historic town along the Mekong river, you can experience all the setting has to offer, while working...
Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Each year, close to one million people make the pilgrimage to visit Peru's ancient Inca site. It’s also a popular activity for volunteers in South America to visit the site before or after...
After you come home from volunteering abroad, you might find yourself reflecting on your experience. Hopefully it was both enjoyable and inspiring – but was it worth it? The answer to this will be different for everyone, but it’s a part of the story that you seldom...
A swift and steady pace we take To make it to the mangrove planks Donning nets and gadgets: gear galore! We shuffle ‘round about the shore. Warm water laps against our knees And we need speak in only whispers As we wait quietly in the murky blue pond. We spoke...
1) Where is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask “Where’s that?” Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
There are many different reasons for people to come and volunteer with GVI on the wonderful island of Curieuse, a well needed break from life at home, gap year travels, or as a part of your education to help get into a career in conservation. The internship programme...
Visiting the Mother City? Make the most of your time in the city with GVI’s top tips on what to do in Cape Town. Cape Town will capture your imagination. Set between a craggy mountain range and the ripples of the oceans, the city is where greens meet glittering blues....
Have you ever felt an urgency to make a positive impact on the world, but not known where to start? Perhaps you’ve felt overwhelmed by information. This is a summary of six major global issues, and what’s being done about them. The news is packed with statistics and...
- 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