Why am I here? Having spent the last 30 years bringing up 3 children at home in England and watching them enjoy time away travelling, I encouraged them to try voluntary work in some of the poorest countries they visited. This they did in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal,...
Cambodia Annual Report: In a nutshell In September 2018, GVI launched programs in Cambodia for the first time. Working in the province of Kampong Cham, GVI found education to be the most recognisably useful asset for local community members to accelerate their...
If you are considering teaching English abroad, there are a number of questions to be answered before embarking on an expensive teacher training program or committing to a teaching contract that can be one or two years long. I’ve volunteered abroad as an English...
We might not be able to see all life below water, but preserving oceans is one of the most significant environmental challenges we face today. Three-quarters of our planet is covered by oceans. We live in a water world where oceans feed almost half of all people on...
An internship with GVI is something that you should do at least once in your lifetime. I have enjoyed my first week as an intern. What I like most about the lifestyle in the village is that it is very similar to the way of living in the rural areas in my home country. Eating rice, hiking everyday, and living a simple life. There is only one thing that is a bit challenging to me, that is the morning temperature, but I hope I will get to used to that later on. I also like the landscapes but sadly the forest is reduced in size due to the farming system.
Original photo: Joost Rooijmans You’ve just had the most incredible wildlife encounter of your life: A lion roaring right next to your vehicle. Other than amazing experiences with wildlife, here are four other reasons why it’s great to volunteer in wildlife...
Original photo: Andrew Moore Not sure what to expect on a volunteer trip to Ghana? You're not alone! Whether it's your first-time abroad (or second or third) the nervous butterflies never go away. Whether you're worried about the project work, people, or even the...
In a small unsuspecting room set among the historic Elmina castle, a former slave trading post, is a group of fiery and determined young women, students of the first skills training class in collaboration with both the local NGO, Action for Compassion, and GVI. These...
Environmental conservation has an impact on every level of life on the planet, from landowners in developing countries to threatened animal species. It’s an essential part of sustainable development, which is why GVI makes wildlife protection a key focus in volunteer...
I remember when I decided to come to Thailand it was one of the most nerve racking decisions of my life and it didn’t sink in at first. The first thing that comes to mind is that you’re going to be alone in this completely new country, but from the moment you get to...
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