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...
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...
New Year, new you! Now it’s time to choose some travel-related resolutions that will refresh and invigorate your year. This year, put an even richer spin on your travel goals by incorporating aspects of community development into the places that you go. Below are five...
With the growth of the Internet and social media, the world continues to grow smaller and smaller – and more easily reachable. Ideas, and now even people, can spread quickly. For students in particular, this reality holds thick potential for career development...
You’ve just set foot back home. You’re excited, you’re home, you’re…feeling odd? Confused? Depressed? You’re experiencing reverse culture shock. What is Reverse Culture Shock? Reverse culture shock, also called re-entry shock,...
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,...
Alarm clock – 6am 6.30 ; leave for a half hour walk towards project 1 7-9 ; Boys home At the boys home we spend our time by playing games with them, help with their homework (if they have any) and twice a week we go for a game of football. There are tenboys and one...
This little green turtle is getting its weekly clean by one of our volunteers Carolina. This guy is one of the thousands of turtles that pass through our partners head-start programme here in Phang Nga, Thailand A marine turtle head-start programme is a...
When I first arrived at GVI’s Phang Nga base, I was very nervous to teach. Just the thought of being in front of the class was overwhelming. All the presentations and preparation GVI gave me were very helpful, but nothing could take that anxious feeling away. I...
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