Volunteer Projects

volunteer-abroadVolunteer abroad with GVI and choose from over 150 hands-on volunteer projects based in amazing locations around the world! Make a sustainable impact, discover new countries and engage in a meaningful cultural exchange.

 

For over 14 years, GVI has been operating globally and helping volunteers find their perfect project! With over 8 different focuses, we are sure that you will find a project that will match your interests in one of the 12 countries we operate from.

 

Volunteer for a week or up to a year, combine our projects for unique multi-country combos, become an international expedition team member or flesh our your resume with one of our various internship options!

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Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Discover Fiji and volunteer supporting under-resourced local schools and teachers

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,145.00

"After my first visit to Fiji, I had to return, the country, culture and people have found their way into my heart." - Steve Catewell (United Kingdom)
Teaching

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Laos' ancient city of Luang Prabang and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access better opportunities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"The people that I met are what really made the Laos project something that will have a special place in my heart forever." - Greg Wright (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,195.00

"The project gives one a more intimate knowledge of the environment and the animals, than it would seeing them as a tourist." - Glyn Donaghy (Australia)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Earn your PADI diving certificate when you contribute to marine conservation projects in Mexico’s Mesoamerican coral reef

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,795.00

"People here seem very alive, every hour full with activity and learning, often proactive and always positive. It is a good place to be." - Doug Coughran (USA)
Animal Care
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and assist with the rehabilitation of elephants rescued from working in tourist camps

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 24 weeks

Price from

£920.00

"I have been made to feel really welcome here and I feel privileged to be part of a project that is helping both the elephants and the community in which they live." - Claire Wigham (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£2,050.00

"This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world." - Lynsey Wheater (UK)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Contribute to the long-term management and conservation of the coastal rainforests of the Tortugero National park in Costa Rica

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,460.00

"Surrounded by amazing, rich and diverse rainforest is surreal. Plus, there aren´t many opportunities to meet people from such different walks of life." - Josh Haley (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation
Multifocus

Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification when you discover Fiji and assist in the creation of a network of marine protected areas conserving the area's coral reefs and mangrove forests

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£2,000.00

"Thank you all for the inspiring and profound impact you had on my person and my career. I feel that this decision is the beginning of something truly extraordinary!" - Clare Curtis (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles contribute to priority conservation projects

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,495.00

"I gained invaluable field surveying experience which helped to solidify what I want to spend the rest of my life doing." - Eilidh Johnston (United Kingdom)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Luang Prabang in Laos and volunteer with children with a focus on teaching English, helping to develop their understanding of the language and increasing their chances of a better education

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"One of the things I love about Luang Prabang is that you can walk everywhere. It's a small and beautiful town and the Lao sense of community really gives it a small-town feel." - Amy Dillon (Canada)
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