Why GVI?

At the core of everything we do at GVI, is our unique culture. It’s difficult to sum up, but basically, we’re passionate. Instead of setting out company principles for our staff to embrace and our projects to live up to, we discovered that what we do, is what it is, because we are who we are.


Um, what? The simple fact is that you can’t go wrong when you have great people – and we have over 200 great people across the world. Whether in the offices or on the ground, they’re passionate about the projects, and about your experience. Most of them started out as volunteers themselves, so they believe in the projects and they’re dedicated to ensuring that you have the same amazing experience they did.


Past volunteers can also take advantage of our GVI Alumni discount! Get 20% off on a repeat booking at the same hub within 3 months, 15% off anywhere else within 3 months or 10% thereafter with a £500 cap. **T’s and C’s apply**



The GVI Difference

Your satisfaction rated and reviewed

The vast majority describe their experience with us as life-changing, with over a 95% approval rating.

A proven track record

Since 1997, we have sent over 20,000 people on our programs, spending over 70% of volunteer fees in the field.

We take health and safety more seriously

We’re confident our health & safety protocols and procedures are more comprehensive than most other organisation’s.

Amazing programs

Simply, we run the best programs out there. Unique and high profile partners provide us access to restricted locations.

Recognised as the best in volunteering

Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards declared GVI as the world’s best organisation to volunteer with for 2011.

High profile partners

Rainforest Concern, KWS, SAN Parks…we work with some of the most respected and well-known organisations in the world.

Lifetime deposits

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