2019 is here at last! Is volunteering on your New Year resolutions list? If not, here are 17 reasons to volunteer in 2019. 1) It's good for your health No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on...
Original photo: Tobias Van Der Elst Why not go the extra mile in Greece (quite literally!) and go on a trip that mixes travel with volunteering? With its mix of ancient sun-bleached ruins and lively culture, it’s unsurprising that Athens is considered a ‘must-see’ on...
From learning about menstrual health, to how to build a business, women’s education is something that benefits everybody, regardless of gender. Roughly 50% of the world’s population are women, yet a shocking number of women across the planet are left uneducated from a...
Original photo: benketaro Interested in the cuisine of Ghana? Here is GVI’s guide to Ghanaian food. Delectable spices and filling staples make the food of Ghana something not to be missed. But Ghanaian food is about more than mere sustenance: it is a way to express...
2019 is only a few days away, and with the holiday season imminent, everyone is getting their new year resolutions in order. It's the perfect time of year to reevaluate the last 12 months and make a plan on what you'd like to achieve and how to make a difference. The...
Original photo: Colin J. McMechan Over two years ago, the sloping hills of rural south Tanzania became my home for one summer. This was my first time in East Africa. It was also my first time in a developing nation. I experienced life within a homestay, with a family...
Volunteering in India and teaching sports is a fantastic way to pass on your love for and knowledge about physical activity. Here is GVI’s guide to making sure that you stay active as well when you volunteer in Kerala, India. Volunteering in India on GVI’s sports...
Our world, and the wildlife within it, is being threatened by unsustainable human behavior. This issue is prevalent in Thailand, as evidenced by often irresponsible practices within its wildlife tourism industry. While immersing yourself in the coastal province of...
Imagine the sight of the deep red sun rising over the African bushveld. The camel thorn trees are casting their silhouettes across the cinematic sunrise, and the Drakensberg mountains are towering above you. The swelling/growing light shows you the national park that...
In the wake of #MeToo, women and men are re-evaluating issues of gender inequality and sexual harassment in their own lives. Within this context, a powerful tweet by Tanushree Dutta spurred debate about the movement’s relevance in India. Thanks to this ever-growing...
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