The Alumni Program
The role of the Alumni Team is to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between GVI and our ex-volunteers. Upon completion of a GVI project you will be eligible for automatic enrolment into our GVI Alumni Membership. As a member once you arrive home you will be contacted by email welcoming you to the team and how you can get involved further while back home. We will also keep you up to date with our work in the field through quarterly newsletters. As an alumni, often you will be looking to return to the field and we have a number of ways to support you from the alumni discount to getting involved to promote GVI locally.
The Alumni Team run three projects for ex-volunteers to get involved with.
If you are currently studying you can apply to become a Campus Intern and complete an internship on campus which fits around your studies, provides you with useful employability skills and helps you work towards getting back out on a GVI project.
Work with our Alumni Team by attending events, displaying posters, writing about GVI and connecting with potential new volunteers and in return we will reward you with ambassador points which can be used towards credit for a GVI project in the future.
Even if it's not possible for you to return to the field immediately, there are still ways for you to make a difference at home. Our Fundraising Team works with our UK-registered charity, the GVI Charitable Trust, to fundraise and donate funds towards the field projects, helping to provide critical financial support for our partner organisations and communities.
We all know being home after such an amazing adventure brings the blues and itchy feet to book another adventure. We love to see our volunteers return to a similar project or go off to experience another project with us! We offer a discount to all GVI volunteers looking to return to the field. To claim £100 off your next trip or £250 if you book a combi trip simply complete your online application or give us a call on your local GVI number and when we contact you for the deposit let us know you are an alumni member and we process your discount- as simple as that!