Join our Virtual Open Day

Join our Virtual Open Day

Online Zoom webinar : 20 Aug

16h00–18h00 BST | 11h00–13h00 EDT

You’ve been daydreaming about joining an adventurous GVI conservation program, but you’ve got some questions. Maybe you haven’t travelled alone before and you’re wondering where to start? Or you’re wondering what to expect?

Our next free Virtual Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand what GVI is all about, and why becoming a global citizen is so valuable.

Listen to inspiring stories from our passionate staff and participants, ask questions, get more info and receive a special Open Day offer.

Event Details

Zoom details

Online Zoom webinar : 20 Aug

16h00–18h00 BST | 11h00–13h00 EDT

You’re a change-maker. A citizen of the world. You want to do things a little differently. You’re keen to play your part. To get out there – to live close to nature, protect wild animals and conserve our oceans. You want to take a risk, have a positive impact, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You want to unite with global citizens from around the world to build a different future together.

But perhaps you’re nervous about what to expect travelling in a post-Covid world? Or maybe you’re wondering what volunteering or interning is really about, and what makes GVI so special? 

At GVI’s next Open Day you’ll receive all the information you need to put your mind at ease, and get you excited about your next adventure. 


This Virtual Open Day is for you if you want to

  • Hear directly from past participants as they share their personal experiences.
  • Learn about our community and conservation programs in Madagascar and the Canary Islands.
  • Ask questions and get feedback from our staff, alumni and ambassadors.
  • Connect with passionate change-makers from all over the world.
  • Learn about the importance and benefits of becoming a global citizen.


You’ll also get exclusive access to a special GVI Open Day offer. If you make your booking and pay a deposit of £100/US$190 by midnight Monday 22 Aug 2022 (EDT), you’ll qualify for an additional £100/US$190 off your booking. If you use this offer, you can also pay your program off in instalments at no extra cost (usually a fee of £125/US$250 applies).

Take the first step on the journey of a lifetime.

Sign up for our Open Day. (Limited spots – first come, first served)

Schedule of events



GVI programs overview

15 minutes



Making an impact in Nosy Be, Madagascar

20 minutes



Becoming a global citizen: why and how?

10 minutes



Making an impact in Tenerife, Canary Islands

20 minutes



My GVI experience

15 minutes



GVI virtual internships: how to make an impact remotely

20 minutes



Why GVI?

20 minutes

Whilst places are free, spaces are limited and must be pre-booked on a first come, first served basis.

The GVI Open Day takes place over Zoom, and a link will be sent to you via email and text message the day before the event. 

No Zoom account is needed and in the event that you would like to download Zoom, the free version is perfectly suitable. 

If you are a first-time Zoom user, don’t sweat, it’s easy to use. Please note that GVI presenters and other attendees will not be able to see you via video or hear you via sound. You are welcome to engage with us and each other by typing in the chat box and ask the presenter questions in real-time via the Q&A box, which will then be answered live.

Get acquainted with your open day presenters


Program Manager, Madagascar

Meet Padraig, also known as Pod, our Program Manager in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Pod is a passionate wildlife photographer and used to work professionally in the film and TV industr...


Program Manager, Tenerife

Ale is originally from Mexico and since has moved around the world. She started her career with GVI in 2015 in Jalova base in Costa Rica and now is the GVI program manager in Te...


Ambassador and Outreach Coordinator, GVI Central Support

Maria is the GVI Ambassador and Outreach Coordinator. She studied marine biology and oceanography, and is passionate about the ocean and all it h...


Conservation Ambassador, Limpopo

Meet Samantha, our GVI ambassador and alumnus. She participated in our short-term wildlife conservation internship in Limpopo, South Africa and has a master’s degree in ...