The Alumni Program

We all know being home after such an amazing adventure brings the blues and itchy feet to book another adventure, so upon completion of a GVI project you will be eligible for automatic enrolment into our alumni program. Since you will likely be looking to return to the field for another life changing experience, we have a number of ways to support you; from an alumni discount to promoting GVI in your local area, all the information is here!

The role of the Alumni Team is to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between GVI and our ex-volunteers. As an alumni 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.

We run three projects for our alumni to get involved with:

Campus Intern

If you are currently studying then 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.

Click to find out more about becoming a campus intern…

Ambassador Project

Another option open to all alumni members is the ambassador project where you can work with our outreach 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 of a GVI project in the future.

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Fundraiser Team

Even if you are not studying or able to get out and about at events, there is still a way for you to make a difference at home. As a Fundraiser you would work 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 international partner organisations and communities.

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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!

We have also linked up with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) where GVI alumni members can benefit from 50% off YHA membership and 10% off accommodation bookings online. Simply email for the discount codes!