Along with the excitement and nervousness of your upcoming volunteer trip abroad, you may also be wondering how you can make the most of your experience, and how also to be the most effective community worker. As volunteers, we strive to do no harm to the communities...
“What makes your world wonderful?” I asked “Studying English” she said. “Because it is wonderful for my future”. In February I spent two weeks teaching English at The Centre, Luang Prabang, with six bright young students from...
In January of this year I retired from a 30 year career in higher education. In making this transition, I felt a need for an adventure and an opportunity to share my knowledge and skills in a meaningful way internationally. In pursuit of an opportunity, I found Global...
Now that Spring is approaching, many high school and college-aged students are considering what to do with their spring breaks as well as their summers. GVI offers alternative spring break projects doing marine conservation in Mexico or community development...
When you think of disadvantaged groups, who do you think of? Granted there are enormous amounts of groups throughout the world that are disadvantaged but one of the largest affected groups of discrimination in varying forms is women.
In our exciting alumni showcase series, GVI will be sitting down with alumni volunteers who have been selected for one-on-one interviews that highlight a certain project, location, and volunteer experience, to give an insider’s view on the impact of a volunteer’s...
2017 is upon us! As you run down your checklist of things you want to accomplish this year, be sure to keep a spare sheet of paper for the top volunteering projects where you want to visit and volunteer! Further Reading: 17 Excellent Reasons to Volunteer in 2017...
For the last 3 weeks I have been a volunteer, working on childcare projects in Playa del Carmen, with GVI Mexico. As I reflect on my time here I’m surprised both at how much I’ve learnt and how fast the time has flown. Every day has been so varied, I thought I’d...
We live in an interconnected world, with a growing focus on becoming more globally-minded. Many organizations and universities refer to this phenomenon as enhancing “global citizenship,” or creating “global citizens,” and encourage a variety of international...
I have been giving the most wonderful opportunity to participate in Global Vision International’s long-term internship program where I spend six months in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I was so looking forward to my trip and to all the new experiences that I will...
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