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Volunteer abroad on critical community development and environmental conservation projects.

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Under 18's

We have created specially designed projects for young adults in locations around the world.

Youth Programs

Our Global Impact

We provide primary school lessons to 8000 children every day in developing nations worldwide

Over 24000 hours of student tuition given daily by GVI

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"Change someone's world, and the way you see yours"

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"It's about people, and our planet"

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Travelling with GVI is the very best way to get up close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own. Since 1998 teams of volunteers have been making a real impact around the globe.

We have over 200 projects so there is something for everyone and from the start to the finish you can rely on GVI. Some come and join our community of over 20,000 strong from all over the world.

COME MEET US

Our open days are designed to be a fun, informal and relaxed event that is open to everyone!
October 2015
17th October
London
11:30-16:30
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Manchester
16:30-19:30

Why choose GVI?

The Best in Volunteering

GVI is one of the most well respected international volunteering organisations with programs in 15 countries worldwide.

We are a ground operator

We work in partnership with local organisations on the ground, so you can be sure our projects are legitimate and make long-term, positive impacts.

A Proven Track Record

Since we began in 1997, we have sent over 20,000 volunteers to work on our projects all over the world.

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GVI LIVE

GVI Nepal

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July 7, 2015

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The male lion standing proud and majestic. #gvitravel #gvilimpopokzn #lions #lionking #kingofthejungle https://t.co/KS9VwcaejD
July 7, 2015

Come Meet Us

Our open days are designed to be a fun, informal and relaxed event that is open to everyone!
October 2015
17th October
London
11:30-16:30
22nd October
Manchester
16:30-19:30

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GVI VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer Holidays

Volunteer holidays allow you to see and experience parts of our world not seen by the regular tourist while contributing to projects that make a real difference in other peoples' lives. We are proud to have built a wide range of projects all over the world, so your volunteer holidays are guaranteed to benefit the host country and community in the long term and you can be sure that your work and contributions will continue after you leave. Our volunteer holidays serve as an incredible experience as you have a great holiday combined with rewarding volunteer work.

Volunteer in Africa

Volunteering in Africa with GVI and work on vital conservation and community development projects all over this incredible continent. Options to volunteer in Africarange from teaching children to tracking big game in the bush or conserving pristine underwater environments while learning to scuba dive. Learn about diverse cultures, take in incredible landscapes and meet friendly people when you volunteer in Africa. Both short and long term volunteer projects are available, as well as internship opportunities to further develop professionally through formal training and hands-on work experience. Visit our volunteer in Africa country page to see all the amazing projects we run in Africa.

Gap Year Volunteering

For a gap year with a difference try Volunteering. GVI has been running gap year volunteer projects for over 10 years sending 1000’s of gap year students away on worthwhile volunteer projects. We have gap year volunteer options from 1 week to 1 year including expeditions in exotic and remote locations, as well as internship options for those looking to get a little bit more out of their gap year. Gap year volunteers can find projects throughout Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and in 25 countries. Check out our gap year page to begin your search for that perfect gap year programme!

Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering abroad is a fantastic way for travellers to be able to give a little back to communities and environments in need, in a way not possible when just travelling through a country as a regular tourist. Our volunteering abroad programmes have been running for the last 14 years that have enabled a long term and sustainable infrastructure to be put in place, something that many other programme operators do not do. By volunteering abroad, you are able to completely immerse yourself and learn about a new country and culture, and experiencing a completely different adventure. Continue reading to find out why thousands of people have decided volunteering abroad is the best way to travel...

Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer abroad with GVI and play a crucial role in international conservation and education projects. You can volunteer abroad from 1 week to 2 years in more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. So volunteer abroad with Global Vision International (GVI) and play a vital role in pioneering volunteering abroad programs worldwide. Search for a volunteer abroad project now...

Volunteering Overseas

Volunteer overseas with GVI and play a crucial role in international conservation and education projects. You can volunteer overseas from 1 week to 2 years in more than 25 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and Central America. Volunteering overseas with Global Vision International (GVI) offers the chance to play a vital role in pioneering volunteer work overseas. Search for a volunteer overseas project now.