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...
The saying “less is more” is generally one that can be applied to a variety of areas. For myself, this applies to tomato sauce, exercise and perfume. Here at the Global Vision International (GVI) Kerala hub however, “less is more” definitely does not apply. Our team...
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...
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...
Imagine you have spent a week that borders on eternity toiling in some of the most arduous conditions known to man. Now imagine you are diving two times a day in a tropical paradise, in beautiful clear waters. Either way a trip to a secluded natural waterfall sounds...
The village of Huay Pakoot is an indigenous Karen Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand, renowned throughout the country for their knowledge of elephants. The language that is predominantly spoken within the village is pakinyaw, although a lot of the younger generations do...
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...
Despite an awesome barbecue (including lots and lots of Hawaiian shirts) to end week four, week five kicked off on a rather sad note – three of our dearly beloved volunteers left camp to go home or embark on further adventures. They left many a broken heart behind...
Following the excitement of finally arriving at the GVI base in Cap Ternay, there was a sudden realization all around camp that there are actually some work to be done while we are here. Happy to say though that after finishing the advanced open water training,...
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...
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