GVI supports international and local charities, non-profits and governmental organisations around the world. Through financial support, international recognition and volunteer support their critical goals can be realised.
Every organisation’s requirements are different; some require minimal support, while others require a well-structured, implemented expedition with professional staffing and equipment. In today’s world of corporate charities, small organisations cannot compete in the competitive arena of fundraising and public relations. A GVI Volunteer Support Program is the solution. Some of our international partners and beneficiaries include Save the Children (Mexico), The Red Cross (Fiji), The Endangered Wildlife Trust, Government Ministries for the Environment, Youth and Education in various countries and the South African National Parks Board.
Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries. Visit their website: www.350.org
Amigos de Sian Ka'an
Amigos de Sian Ka’an (ASK) were established in 1986 and are a Mexican non-profit NGO which channels funding from the private sector into projects that support the conservation of biodiversity and maintenance of ecological processes for the well being of present and future generations. It works within the state of Quintana Roo as well as collaborating with regional and international partners throughout the Mesoamerican region. Visit their website: www.amigosdesiankaan.org
Access to Quality Education Program (GRM & Ausaid)
The Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP) supports up to sixty-one rural, remote and very remote schools in Fiji.
ACJ Pakade Primary
ACJ Pakade Primary is a school located in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Association for the Protection of the Sea Turtle Archelon, was established in 1983 and is a non-profit organization with the design and protection of sea turtles and their habitats, management of coastal ecosystems in the most important nesting beaches of loggerhead in Greece, care injured and sick turtles and information and public awareness. Visit their website: www.archelon.gr
Auxilium English Medium School
Auxilium School was founded in 1997 by the Daughters of Mary Help of all commonly known as the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco. It is a minority institution established and administered by them primarily for the education of the Catholic Community. But members of other communities are also admitted irrespective of caste and creed and their rights of conscience are respected.
Baan Than Namchai Foundation
A Community Centre and Kindergarten of Nam Khem Village, Baan Than Namchai has expanded over the years and is now home to over 100 children. It offers a happy and secure home, encouragement and education.
Big Brother Mouse
Big Brother Mouse is not an NGO. It is a not-for-profit, Lao-owned project, with a Lao staff. They help young Laotians develop new skills, as they build the foundations to become a self-sufficient Lao publishing house. Visit their website: www.bigbrothermouse.com
Camillian Social Centre Takuapa
The Quality of Life Developing Center is an extended project of St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand, which aims to help relieve hardship caused by the aftermath of the Tsunami disaster in 2004, in the area of Takuapa, Phang Nga province. Visit their website: www.camilliansocialcare.org
Centro de Atencion Integral
This center manages survivors' cases in a multisectoral way, providing health, welfare, counseling and legal assistance services in one place.They are in contact with the police through referral mechanisms. These crisis centers are usually located in health facilities, for example in hospital emergency services or in separate facilities near a hospital.
Centro Ecologico Akumal
Centro Ecológico Akumal is a non-governmental organization that focuses on sustainability-related issues and improving ecosystem management in and around Akumal. View their website: www.ceakumal.org
They work to improve the limited formal system in Laos (by building village schools, for example) and to supplement it (via our Lao Children’s Library Boats and our Learning Centers). Visit their website: www.communitylearninginternational.org
Situated in a beautiful and remote cloud forest on one of the highest mountains in Central America, is a private nature reserve in Costa Rica. Cloudbridge adjoins the primary forest of Chirripo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit their website: www.cloudbridge.org
Coastal Jaguar Conservation
The objective of the project is to monitor populations of jaguars and their prey species in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Visit their Facebook page
Comite de Seguridad Barrio El Cocal
El Cocal Security Council is a small group of community members from El Cocal that got together to form this group in order to lead activities in order to improve the community conditions, action emergency plans when needed, and advocate for the community.
Community Development Center (CDC)
Recognizing the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate social and human services for the more economically disadvantaged sectors of the Thai community to become self-sufficient and culturally proficient, Thai CDC initially began providing legal and emergency relief services, crisis counseling and intervention, advocacy, cultural orientation and language assistance when it was first founded in 1994. Visit their website: www.thaicdc.org
Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) CONANP, is a governmental body that manages 150 areas of federal property (17.8 million hectares) in Mexico with the aim of regional sustainable development for the conservation of their ecosystems and biodiversities. Visit their website: www.conanp.gob.mx
Cottolengo Special School
Established in 1978, Fort Kochi, India, The Cottolengo Special School works to provide special care and education to people with severe mental disabilities.
The largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world, DAN is supported by membership dues and donations. DAN's mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and diving services. Visit their website: www.diversalertnetwork.org
Dawasamu Environmental Movement
In 2011, the Vueti Dawasamu Environment Movement, DEM environment committee was been established for Dawasamu – the district which contains Moon Reef. The district includes 12 villages (some coastal, some inland) as well as the associated qoliqoli waters (coastal and marine areas under traditional customary ownership). The long-term objective of the committee is to develop a long-term, sustainable ‘ridge to reef’ management plan that proactively protects the environment while also providing livelihood benefits to the traditional owners. Visit their website: DEM
Days for Girls
Days for Girls International is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene because no girl should go without. Visit their website: www.daysforgirls.org
Dil Se / Tejus
TEJUS HOME is a caring environment where abused, pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers and their babies are given a safe and nurturing place to live, it is located in Kerala, India. It is a pilot project in partnership between two NGOs, Dil Se and Birth For Change and is recognized by the Child Welfare Committee. Visit their website: www.dilseindia.org
Don Bosco (Pallaruthy) Boy's Home
As a part of the international Don Bosco network, Don Bosco Snehabhavan is a Registered Charitable Society based in the state of Kelara, primarily operating in the District of Ernakulam to help youth at risk. It was founded in 1974 in co-operation with the City Municipal Corporation of Cochin to rehabilitate children and youths found on the street, and has continued to grow ever since. Visit their website: www.dbsnehabhavan.org
Daktari Bush School
The Mission of DAKTARI is to educate and inspire local children to value their environment and stimulate community development. Through the combination of the bush school and the wildlife orphanage, DAKTARI has developed an immersive educational experience for local children to learn about the wildlife around them, the environment, anti-poaching, and a wide variety of other issues, right in the middle of the bush. Their work extends into their communities through Eco Clubs at the secondary schools, career guidance for the youth, and community development projects. visit their website: www.daktaribushschool.org
Escuela Primaria El Cocal
A primary school in Costa Rica
Technical school in Costa Rica
Festival de la Tortuga Marina
Marine Turtle Festival in Mexico
Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network
The Locally-Managed Marine Area Network is a group of practitioners involved in various community-based marine conservation projects around the globe, primarily in the Indo-Pacific, who have joined together to learn how to improve our management efforts. We are interested in learning under what conditions using an LMMA strategy works, doesn’t work, and why. Visit their website: www.lmmanetwork.org
Flora Fauna y Cultura de Mexico
Flora Fauna y Cultura de México is a nonprofit organization that works for the conservation of Mexico's natural and cultural heritage. They emerged as a response to the environmental and cultural problems generated by the rapid urban development and tourism recorded in the state of Quintana Roo in the last decades. Visit their website: www.florafaunaycultura.org
Free Spirit Travel and Tour Co. Ltd.
Free Spirit Travel and Tour is a fully Licensed Inbound and Outbound Tour Operator in Thailand. Visit their website: www.fstravel.net
Healthy reefs for healthy people
The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative is an international, multi-institutional effort that tracks the health of the Meso-American Reef, the human choices that shape it and our progress in ensuring its long-term integrity. Visit their website: www.healthyreefs.org
Himalayan Encounters is a travel and tourism company in Nepal. The services offered are extensive and the exceptional standard has been a benchmark since the company’s incorporation in 1984. Visit their website: www.himalayanencounters.com
Huay Pakoot Community Conservation Group
The community of Huay Pakoot has registered as a community conservation group with the Mae Chaem District Office. The legal formation of Huay Pakoot’s community conservation group is a great move towards allowing the community to take responsibility for the work in increasing their elephant herds living a natural life in the forests and decreasing the elephants and mahouts forced to rely on area tourist camps.
Hume centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology
Hume Centre is an important venture to involve people at a grassroots level (children and young people) in the protection of the environment and wildlife in India. Visit their Facebook Page
iNaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Visit their website: www.inaturalist.org
The premier tour operator in Laos since 1989, Inter Lao Tourism operates mostly in Laos, has Lao ownership and all our staff are Lao with detailed local knowledge.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Founded in 1969 in Canada and in the UK in 1981, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. Visit their website: www.ifaw.org
International TEFL Academy
"TEFL" is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instructor for non-native speakers. The Field of TEFL represents one of the fastest growing education fields in the world. This offers thousands of excellent professional opportunities for teaching English abroad in all corners of the globe to native and fluent English speakers who earn their TEFL certification.
Jungle Lore is a unique travel boutique that thrives on offbeat destinations of the world. Visit their site: www.junglelore.net
Kanan Ka'ay alliance
Kanan Ka'ay alliance seeks to consolidate responsible fisheries management and marine conservation in Quintana Roo through collaborative and coordinated actions. Visit their website: www.alianzakanankay.org
Karongwe Ecological Research Institute
Karongwe Ecological Research Institute (KERI) is a small, non-profit research organization best known for its research and conservation of wildlife on small-enclosed ecosystems, working to protect endangered species through research and education ensuring their survival in the future.
Kerala Blasters is an Indian professional football team based in Kochi, Kerala that competes in the Indian Super League. Visit their website: www.kbfc.co.in
Kinyonga Reptile Centre
The Kinyonga Reptile Centre has a dedicated team that works at saving reptiles by all means possible. They believe that education is a powerful tool that should play a major role in conservation. Visit their website: www.kinyonga.net
The Little Amazon Takuapa
A great example of an ecotourism project. Visit their Facebook Page
Little Daffodils English School
A school in Pokhara, Nepal.
Little Learner Initiative
This is an initiative of JkGlobal Connections which is an education service whose social mission is to promote global early learning literacy initiatives and reading education through worldwide partnerships and collaboration among the non-profit and private education sectors. Visit their website: www.mexicoliteracyproject.org
Male Patan Child Care Centre
The Male Patan Child Care Centre is a day care in Pokhara Nepal in which GVI Healthcare volunteers work.
Mekong English Centre
The Mekong English Centre started as the Mano English Language Centre in October 2004. It seeks to teach English is a way that is easy and accessible to the people of Laos. Visit their website: www.mec-laos.org
Mexico Blue Dream Dive Shop
The Mexico Blue Dream Dive Shop is a 5 star PADI instructor development & dive centre in Playa Del Carmen. Visit their website: www.mexicobluedream.com
MINAET – Ministerio del Ambiente y Energia, Telecommunicaciones
MINAE is the institution in charge of administering the resources of Costa Rica and is dedicated to the protection of the environment in the region. Visit their website: www.minae.go.cr
This system is provided so that coral reef scientists, managers, divers, and other enthusiasts can report observations of changes on a coral reef that can affect community composition and/or coral health. Visit their website: www.noaa.gov
Fiji Ministry of Education
The Fiji Ministry of Education strives to provide a holistic and empowering education system that enables all children to realize and appreciate fully their inheritance and potential contributing to a peaceful and sustainable National Development. Visit their website: www.education.gov.fj
Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports
The overall role of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to facilitate and ensure the full development of young people's potential through the provision of strategic supportive networks and initiatives for character development, entrepreneurial activities, sports and community based civic initiatives. Visit their website: www.youth.gov.fj
Mogalakwena Research Centre is an independent research entity based on a 4000ha Private Game Reserve in the remote North-Western part of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The Research Centre forms part of the Mogalakwena Group, that includes the Mogalakwena River Lodge, Artist’s Retreat, Bush Camp, Craft Art Centre and Gallery. Visit their website: www.researchlimpopo.com
Muddyboots is an active travel company offering bespoke vacations in the unexplored destinations of Wayanad, Malabar, Nilgiris and Coorg, and in the many wildlife and biodiversity hotspots across this region. Visit their website: www.muddyboots.in
Since their founding in 1820, they have engaged in the engineering, construction, and management of some of the largest and most technically advanced water, hydropower and transportation projects for municipalities, governments and multi-national private corporations throughout the world. Visit their site: www.mwhglobal.com
Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, is a spatially referenced online database, aggregating marine mammal, seabird, sea turtle and ray & shark observation data from across the globe. Visit their website: www.seamap.env.duke.edu
Ocean Conservancy works yo protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. They seek science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Visit their website: www.oceanconservancy.org
Focusing on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 182 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Visit their website: www.projectaware.org
Palluruthy Relief Settlement
Palluruthy Relief Settlement is a rehabilitation shelter for vagrant and destitute, managed by Corporation of Cochin (Kerala state, India) in association with Peoples Council for Social Justice.
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Visit their website: www.panthera.org
Prathyasa Bhavan Home for Girls
Prathyasa Bhavan provides residential care to girls from various backgrounds without access to traditional family support. The home is supported by the order of the Salesian sisters and supported by the Don Bosco foundation.
Raksha Society is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to addressing the needs of children and young adults with special needs - children suffering from cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, learning disability and developmental delay and those that are intellectually challenged or mentally disabled. Visit their website: www.rakshasociety.com
SANParks is one of the world’s leading conservation and scientific research bodies and a leading proponent of maintaining the indigenous natural environment. Visit their website: www.sanparks.org
Save The Children
Save the Children is the leading organization in the defense and promotion of the rights of children and adolescents. We do everything we need, every day and in times of crisis, to ensure the survival, learning and protection of children transforming their lives into the present and future. Visit their website: www.savethechildren.mx
Sea Turtle Conservancy
The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. An international nonprofit organization, Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded in 1959 by world-renowned sea turtle expert Dr. Archie Carr to save sea turtles from eminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. Visit their website: www.conserveturtles.org
SEEtheWILD - KEEPitWILD PLEDGE
The KEEPitWILD Pledge is a commitment to choose only the travel experiences that follow ethical viewing and interaction standards. Visit their website: www.seethewild.org
International School Seychelles
ISS is an inclusive community, where children and staff foster love for learning, and continuously contribute to the local and global community. Visit their website: www.iss.sc
Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA)
The Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles (MCSS) is an NGO that focuses on marine conservation topics implemented through research, management and training. It undertakes research into various aspects of the marine environment and currently focuses on whale sharks and marine turtle research, with an extensive seasonal program of monitoring. Visit their website: www.sfa.sc
Seychelles National Parks Authority
The Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) is responsible for all of the marine and terrestrial national parks of Seychelles and a number of these parks have been designated since 1979. Visit their website: www.snpa.gov.sc
Shark Guardian is a charity that seeks to advance the education of the public on shark species worldwide, enhancing knowledge, skills and understanding that can be applied to protecting the natural environment. Visit their website: www.sharkguardian.org
Silana Viliage is one of the locations that GVI operates in Fiji.
Sing Me A Story
The premise behind their program is that they give kids in children's hospitals, children's homes and hospice organizations around the world the chance to write and illustrate stories about anything they want. They then distribute those stories to songwriters of any kind who turn them into songs, record them and send them back to the kids and families via the program. Visit their website: www.singmeastory.org
Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S) is a non-government organisation (NGO), registered in December 2007, which seeks to promote sustainable, “green” living in Seychelles in collaboration with citizens, the Government, other NGOs and the private sector. Visit their website: www.s4seychelles.com
A school located in Kochi, India
The Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles
The Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles (MCSS) is an NGO that focuses on marine conservation topics implemented through research, management and training. It undertakes research into various aspects of the marine environment and currently focuses on whale sharks and marine turtle research, with an extensive seasonal program of monitoring. MCSS also run an environmentally protective mooring program, reducing the risk of anchor damage to the reefs. Visit their website: www.mcss.sc
The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
The International Rainwater Management Alliance (IRHA) was created in Geneva in November 2002, following the recommendations of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (South Africa). IRHA’s mandate calls for the federation and unification of the disparate rainwater harvesting (RWH) movement around the world, to promote rainwater as a valuable water resource and to build on achievements in this field for the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals. Visit their website: www.irha-h2o.org
The President’s Village children’s Home
The President’s Village also known as the Cradle of Love children’s home initially started as the SOS children’s village and was opened by the President of Seychelles, Mr. France Albert Rene on 1st June 1987. The mission of the home is to provide a special family environment to orphans and children whose parents are faced with socio-economic difficulties.
The Red Cross Costa Rica
The Costa Rican Red Cross is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The organisation works with the national authorities to improve the lives of the most vulnerable groups in society, including young people and people stricken by disaster. Programmes focus on disaster preparedness, community health and environmental protection. Visit their website: www.cruzroja.or.cr
Think Elephants International
Think Elephants International strives to promote elephant conservation through scientific research, educational programs, and international collaborations. Visit their website: www.thinkelephants.org
Universidad de Guadalajara
The University of Guadalajara is a public higher education institution that has its headquarters in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. Visit their website: www.udg.mx
University of Costa Rica
The University of Costa Rica is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. Visit their website: www.ucr.ac.cr
University of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. Visit their website: www.up.ac.za
University of Seychelles
The University of Seychelles, informally known as "UniSey," is the primary institution of higher education in Seychelles. Visit their website: www.unisey.ac.sc
University of South Pacific
The University of the South Pacific, or USP is an intergovernmental organisation and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. Visit their website: www.usp.ac.fj
Wat Manorom is a major Buddhist temple and monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Wat Pa Phon Phao
Wat Pa Phon Phao, also Wat Phon Phao, Wat Phonphao, or Wat Phol Phao, meaning "Peacefulness Temple", is a Buddhist temple situated on a hill in the southeast of Luang Prabang, Laos
A school in Kochi, India, that GVI has partnered with.
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS strives to preserve the functional integrity and resilience of Fiji's priority eco-scapes by integrating community-based adaptive management with science-based solutions in order to protect iconic species, maintain habitat connectivity and preserve livelihoods with the informed, active and sustainable support of local and national stakeholders. Visit their website: www.fiji.wcs.org
WIN Society (Womens Initiative Network)
Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) was conceived out of the need to make the women of the fisheries sector in Kerala more visible, to make their voices heard, and to involve them in interventions aimed at their community. Since 1991 WIN has worked in participation with local women to form Self Help Groups of women in two coastal districts of Kerala – Ernakulam and Alappuzha. We are now reaching out to 13000 households in the area through our SHGs. Through these groups WIN fosters and encourages community ownership in all development initiatives. Visit their website: www.winsociety.com
WYSE Travel Confederation
WYSE Travel Confederation is a global community of the world’s most powerful and extensive network of youth and student travel professionals, consisting of more than 600 members from 70 countries. Members of WYSE Travel Confederation collectively serve over 40 million young travellers a year and are the leaders in the unique types of travel products and services that young people utilise. Visit their website: www.wysetc.org
Xayadeth College is an educational institution in Luang Prabang, Laos.
XTC Dive Centre
A scuba diving centre located located in the small fishing village of Xcalak. Visit their website: www.xtcdivecenter.com
African Conservation Foundation / ERuDeF
The African Conservation Foundation is working towards the protection and conservation of Africa's endangered wildlife and their habitats. Visit their website: www.africanconservation.org
Aldora Divers Dive Shop
A dive shop in Aldora that specialises in exceptionally long dives by using high capacity tanks (50% more air) and computer aided multi level dives. Visit their website: www.aldora.com
Ao Luk Community Based Tourism Network
The Ao Luk Community Based Tourism Network combines the various communities of Ao Luk under one Umbrella for proper marketing. Visit their website: www.t-globe.com
As a division of Banora International Group, EbR is able to link into inbound product and pricing, Australia-wide, adapting everyday tourist activities into educational activities that can be incorporated into almost any program at various levels. Visit their website: www.edrec.com
BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Visit their website: www.birdlife.org
Centrul de Pedagogie Curative Simeria
An educational unit budget and work from November 1, 1991 as an alternative to special education for children aged between 3-18 years who have serious mental disabilities. Visit their website: www.cpcsimeria.ro
Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit
Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a small non-profit research organisation based in northeast Scotland dedicated to the welfare, conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) through scientific investigation, environmental education, and the provision of a 24 hour veterinary service for sick, injured and stranded individuals. Visit their website: www.crru.org.uk
Coco's Animal Welfare
Coco’s Animal Welfare is dedicated to reducing and controlling cat and dog populations in Playa del Carmen (PdC) and the Riviera Maya (RM), Mexico, through our permanent clinic facility and mobile spay and neuter clinics throughout the region. Visit their Facebook Page
Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya. Visit their website: www.colobusconservation.org
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of our many conservation projects across the country. Visit their website: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au
COTERC – Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation
A biological research station located in the tropical coastal rainforests of Costa Rica. They run regular monitoring projects in which students, graduates and keen conservationists can gain valuable tropical work experience. Visit their website: www.coterc.org
CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) was one of South Africa’s first dedicated wildlife rehabilitation centres. Today, CROW is still KwaZulu-Natal’s only registered wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of all indigenous wildlife found in KwaZulu-Natal. Visit their website: www.crowkzn.co.za
Dreamtime Dive Shop
Dreamtime Dive Resort is located in the small fishing village of Mahahual (ma-ha-wol), Mexico near the border of Belize. Visit their website: www.dreamtimediving.com
A boutique green building consultancy specialising in LEED consulting and certification of new and existing green building projects and neighbourhoods ecocentric, founded in 2007, are a specialist green building consultancy and the first consultancy to have a dedicated LEED certification focus in South Africa, offering a certification and consulting service to multinational clients with a global portfolio, and to projects, for which there is no suitable tool available in South Africa. Visit their website: www.ecocentric.co.za
Eco Diving Dive Shop
EcoDiving Tours is an ecologically minded operation specializing in the incredible Jungle Cenotes, Puerto Morelos Shipwreck and Reefs, and beautiful Cozumel Walls. We are also a PADI Training Facility. Bring your passion and dive with us! Visit their website: www.ecodivingtours.com
They strive to develop a research model for conservation, management and restoration of biodiverstiy management and restoration of biodiversity, ecosystems and ecological processes of the mesoamerican tropical rain forests. Visit their website: www.reservaeleden.org
Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA)
Elephant Human Relations Aid reduces conflict between elephants and humans by working on the ground, providing practical and realistic solutions. Visit their website: www.desertelephant.org
Endangered Wildlife trust (EWT)
The EWT is a leading, high-profile player in the arena of conservation. They identify the key factors threatening biodiversity and develop innovative methodologies and best practice guidelines to reduce these and promote harmonious co-existence and sustainable living for both people and wildlife. We achieve our goals through specialist programmes, and their skilled field staff are deployed regionally and throughout southern Africa. Visit their website: www.ewt.org.za
Friends of Shimoni Forest
Friends of Shimoni Forest is a Community Based Organization run by the locals of Shimoni village (Kwale District, Kenya). Visit their Facebook Page
Global Action Nepal
Global Action Nepal is a dynamic NGO which has been working since 1996 to help improve access to, and the quality of, education for poor and marginalised people in Nepal. Visit their website: www.globalactionnepal.org
In its first 25 years, THE GREEN EXPO® celebrates presenting solutions and technologies focused on strengthening the biological cycles and industrial cycles of our environment within an effective business showcase. Visit their website: www.thegreenexpo.com.mx
International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) was created in Geneva in November 2002, following recommendations formulated during the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our mandate called for the federation and unification of the disparate rainwater harvesting (RWH) movement around the world, to promote rainwater as a valuable water resource and to build on achievements in this field for the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. View their website: www.irha-h2o.org
The JatunSacha Foundation is an Ecuadorian non governmentalnon profit, private organization. Visit their website: www.jatunsacha.org
E3B’s mission is to educate a new generation of scientists and practitioners in the theory and methods of ecology, evolution, and environmental biology. Visit their website: www.e3b.columbia.edu
Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Committee (KESCOM)
The Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Committee (KESCOM) was established in 1993 out of a necessity to address the plight of marine turtles in Kenya. Its membership draws from individuals, government institutions, NGOs and the private sector and has a current membership of 250. Visit their website: www.seaturtle.wildlifedirect.org/about-kescom/
Kenya Wildlife Service
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world. Visit their website: www.kws.go.ke
The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute (IDSM) was created in April 1999. It is a Social Organization fostered and supervised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), acting as one of the MCTI research units. Visit their website: www.mamiraua.org.br
The MESCOT Initiative is fundamentally concerned with protecting the forest habitat, wildlife and biodiversity of the Lower Kinabatangan while preserving the livelihood of the local population. Visit their website: www.mescot.org
Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
Established in terms of the Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency Act 2005, the objective of the Agency is to provide for the management and promotion of responsible tourism and nature conservation in the Province and to ensure sustainable utilisation of natural resources for the benefit of everyone in the province. Visit their website: www.mpumalanga.com
We are a Travel Agency specializing in authentic travelers looking for the best opportunities for your vacation.
Visit their website: www.mundojoven.com
National Museums of Kenya
National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and Heritage Act 2006. Visit their website: www.museums.or.ke
Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)—is Africa’s oldest environmental Society. Visit their website: www.naturekenya.org
Olives Rehabilitation Centre
Olives Rehabilitation Centre is a voluntary children institution that helps children at risk in the slums of Bombolulu Mombasa. Visit their website: www.betterplace.org
One Earth Safaris
One Earth Safaris is a travel agency that organizes safaris all around Africa.
Orangutan Health Foundation
The Orangutan Health Project (OHP) was the first orangutan research project to investigate special behaviors and ecological conditions necessary to maintain health in wild orangutans. Visit their website: www.orangutan-health.org
Located on 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of untouched rainforest lies Sani Lodge, a unique Ecuador ecolodge. Visit their website: www.sanilodge.com
Sumak Allpa is a non-profit foundation based in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Visit their website: www.sumakallpa.org
Tabitha Crafts is an endeavour which enables women to produce hand crocheted products in order to earn their livelihood and also to help those in need. Visit their Facebook Page
Terrestrial Restoration Action Society of Seychelles
TRASS is committed to the restoration of degraded terrestrial sites in the Seychelles. We are the first Environmental NGO based on Praslin. Visit their Facebook Page
The Tethys Research Institute is a non-profit research organisation supporting marine conservation through science and public awareness. Visit the website: www.tethys.org
The Fiji Red Cross
This organization seeks to promote a resilient Fiji, free from vulnerabilities, where people are ready to offer impartial and voluntary assistance to those in need. Visit their website: www.redcross.com.fj
The Sabre Charitable Trust
The Sabre Trust is a partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK with the Charity Commission and in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare. Visit their website: www.sabretrust.org
Universidad de Quintana Roo
The University of Quintana Roo (UQROO), is the main public university in the state of Quintana Roo, based in the city of Chetumal. Visit their website: www.uqroo.mx
WAN SMOLBAG THEATRE IS A GRASS ROOTS NGO BASED IN VANUATU.
Watamu Marine Association
Watamu Marine Association (WMA) is a unique initiative at the Kenyan coast. Members come from the community, tourism and environment sectors. Visit their website: www.watamu.biz
WDCS (Whale Dolphin Conservation Society)
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. Visit their website: www.uk.whales.org
Wild Mob works with volunteers to restore critical habitat and save our endangered species. Visit their website: www.wildmob.org
World Animal Protection
World Animal Protection is an international non-profit animal welfare organization that has been in operation for over 30 years. The charity describes its vision as: A world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Visit their website: www.worldanimalprotection.org
Xubo Art and Culture Exchange
Xu Bo Art & Culture Exchange was founded in Shanghai in 2005, followed by its Singapore office in 2009. To promote and facilitate educational and cultural exchanges between countries, Xu Bo is currently working with partners across 23 countries (Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific) on individual-volunteer projects, group-volunteer projects, inbound and outbound internships, culture visits and High School Exchange programmes. Visit their website: www.xubo.org
The relationship between the Yachana Foundation and Yachana Lodge is a hybrid of a Non-Profit Foundation and For-Profit Company. Visit their website: www.yachana.com
Bushwise specializes in running professional FGASA's (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) accredited courses and Hospitality Course and Work Placement programmes. Both the organisation, as well as our graduates, are highly recognized in the hospitality industry due to our high standards and excellent reputation. Visit their website: www.bushwise.co.za
Karongwe Game Reserve / Association
Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, is a wildlife sanctuary located between 4 rivers which provide exceptional habitats for diverse flora, fauna and prolific birdlife. Visit their website: www.karongweportfolio.com
Limpopo-Lipadi is a private game and wilderness reserve on the northern bank of the Limpopo River in Tuli Block, south-eastern Botswana. Our shareholders aim to make a difference, create a legacy, and have fun. Visit their website: www.limpopo-lipadi.org
Queens University, Belfast, UK
Queen's University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Visit their website: www.qub.ac.uk
They are a collection of Christians that surf.
A world-class intercultural education organization; a global movement to develop and activate global citizens.
Visit their website: www.afs.org
ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.
Visit their website: www.asdan.org.uk
Building Bridge Coalition
The Building Bridges Coalition was born out of the Brookings Institution Initiative on International Volunteering & Service.
Visit their website: www.buildingbridgescoalition.org
Chartered in 1991, District 279 Foundation's vision is to provide learning opportunities for all Osseo Area Schools' students by funding educational programs, projects and other opportunities with ample resources that are not presently available through the district's budget.
Visit their website: www.district279foundation.org
De Montfort University
De Montfort University is a public university in the city of Leicester, England.
Visit their website: www.dmu.ac.uk
Duke of Edinburgh
The DofE has a positive impact on young people’s lives, in terms of their personal development and employability, and on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.
Visit their website: www.dofe.org
DukeEngage provides full funding for select Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive summer of service in partnership with a U.S. or international community.
Visit their website: www.dukeengage.duke.edu
Endicott College is a private coeducational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Visit their website: www.endicott.edu
The Forum’s institutional members include U.S. colleges and universities, overseas institutions, consortia, agencies, provider organizations and foundations.
Visit their website: www.forumea.org
Golden Key International Honour Society is the world's largest honor society.
Visit their website: www.goldenkey.org
Middlebury College + BOLD Women's Leadership Network
BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a cross-institutional initiative established to nurture leadership skills in women. BOLD provides scholarships to women students in their junior and senior year, along with a suite of academic and professional development activities. We are pleased to be joined by Smith College, California State University at Fullerton, and Rutgers University-Newark, which serves as the anchor institution for this initiative.
Le Moyne College, named after Jesuit missionary Simon LeMoyne, is a private Jesuit college in Syracuse, New York, enrolling over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
Visit their website: www.lemoyne.edu
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration.
Visit their website: www.nafsa.org
The mission of the National Society of High School Scholars is to recognize academic excellence among high-achieving students, deliver to them value and opportunity through membership, and inspire them to realize their potential.
Visit their website: www.nshss.org
Ohio State University STEP program
Ohio State’s Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) was developed as a continuation of the university’s effort to redefine the student experience.
Visit their website: www.step.osu.edu
Roots and Shoots
Roots and Shoots' mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.
Visit their website: www.rootsandshoots.org
Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) Program
A collaboration between Duke and Stanford Universities to provide opportunities for immersive summer service experiences to varsity-level student-athletes.
Visit their website: www.ace.duke.edu
Stelly's Secondary School is a public secondary school in Saanichton, British Columbia. It is located in School District 63 Saanich and teaches students in grades 9-12.
Visit their website: www.stellys.sd63.bc.ca
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