I got a great opportunity to come to Mexico to volunteer for the animal welfare program for cats and dogs with the GVI program. The first week was a bit crazy but I got used to the whole routine of early 6am and shuffling off to Coco`s. Every day another volunteer or...
You’ve decided it’s time to really try. The Spanish classes you’ve had in the past feel like a distant dream, but you’re enthusiastic and ready to have a go again…this time for real. Regardless of the specific language you’re trying to learn (or re-learn!), here...
Nine short weeks in Seychelles is coming to end. It is a huge contrast to my usual nine-to-five at a bank in the heart of Auckland City, New Zealand. Every day I woke up to the sound of three fans doing their best to keep me cool, rustling leaves outside and my...
Education is our passport to the future; for tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today. – El Hajj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) Although volunteering improves the overall quality of life for the served community, it also benefits the volunteer. Many young...
Happy International Literacy Day! This year we celebrate this day’s 50th Anniversary! Your literacy skills refer to your ability to read and write; now imagine never learning to read or write, do you think you would be where you are right now? Would you have...
[Tweet “Bonding on an Island – Cap Ternay life so far…”]One day you are in your home country surrounded with media and a fast WIFI everywhere you go. You look at your smartphone every second minute. You have told yourself to leave it in your...
When I began searching for volunteer programs, I was on the hunt for a project that would allow me to invest in the next generation of women. With the privilege of many strong women as mentors around me, I wanted to ensure I could provide this same example to younger...
It’s Monday and the second day of my sixth week. Last week two new volunteers arrived and we said goodbye to eight volunteers who finished their time here. I got to know those people five weeks ago and those five weeks passed by incredible fast. But at the same time I...
Raft race 2016 poster Staff and volunteers are gearing up for the annual raft race to be held on the 8th of October. This event is an opportunity for GVI and our partner organsiations and friends to have a fun day out and raise money for our charity –...
Happy International Whale Shark Day to all our shark loving friends! 30 August has been celebrated as International Whale Shark Day since 2012 in order to raise awareness about these giant species of sharks. These spotted sharks grow up to 14 metres in length and can...
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