About Our Programmes
GVI runs over 100 volunteer programmes that are consistently amazing. How do we know this? Because we built them. Our organisation is globally renowned for its sustainability and for providing safe, friendly and inspiring experiences. By and large, we run our own operations from the application process to the field work which means the leaders you meet on-site are employed by GVI, living and working at our locations year-round to ensure the longevity of our work. Our projects are designed to adapt to the communities’ most urgent needs, from education to construction, to conservation. We include the local community members in our efforts and decisions, fostering these relationships to build stronger, healthier communities for the future.
Our bases are home to some of the most remote and pristine environments in the world. Find yourself on our South African reserve where you’ll share in the excitement of tracking a cheetah earlier that morning with your Field Guide. Or sway in a hammock on a breezy day at our base in Mexico, listening to your favorite tunes while studying the marine life down on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Wherever you are based, our bases are places of profound discovery, awe-inspiring observations, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. You will work side-by-side with those around you to feed the fire of the GVI spirit as people from all walks of life come together in one place to achieve a shared goal: improving the quality of life for indigenous communities and the natural environment by building sustainable systems that last for generations to come.
- 70% of money spent directly on field operations
- Unique, diverse and responsible projects operate in over 40 countries
- 150 field staff offer support and guidance worldwide
- Sustainable long-term project efforts making a real positive difference