My first week on the project has been a hectic one! After taking part in the project last year for a month I had an idea of what to expect, but I knew a lot would probably have changed, and I knew it would be a whole different experience coming back for 6 months! Upon...
The GVI Elephant Reintroduction programme is brilliant. Not just because of the elephants (duh) and the community experience but also because it KEEPS YOU FIT. The health benefits: bucket showers (cold water provides increased circulation), walking, protein (eggs eggs...
Week 5’s done already…CRAZY! Just one more week here in Kochi, and it’s absurd to think that the time has flown by so fast. By now, we’re definitely settled in the routine of each week and have a good grip on all the different things we’ve been doing. I think the...
‘Traveler or tourist’ is a topic that has been hotly debated in hostels around the world, but a more interesting question is ‘volunteer or tourist’? Volunteering is a completely different activity to being a tourist, but that doesn’t stop international volunteers...
South Africa is an incredible country that should be on everyone’s travel list. Called the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities and is home to some of the nicest people you will ever meet. You’ll likely get invited over...
A basic guide for survival on Curieuse Island Laundry (For beginners) Before arriving in the Seychelles, I had never washed my own clothes. Ever. I wouldn’t even know what buttons to press on a washing machine to get it going. Luckily, this lack of experience is not...
The first time I seriously considered wanting to volunteer abroad, I could hardly contain my excitement. There were so many options available to me – a project for every issue, and on every continent. I went back and forth for months before settling on a conservation...
One of the popular programmes in GVI Nepal is the trek to Everest Base Camp. In April, a group of five, with the support of their guide and porters headed off on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Amazing views, personal challenges, teamwork and conquering one of the worlds most iconic trekking trails were all part of this amazing experience. The volunteers then headed to
If you’ve never been to India, it must be added to your list. While you’re doing voluntary work in India, you’ll naturally want to explore all that the country has to offer. Luckily for you, it has something for everybody – for the adventurers, the naturalists, the...
GVI Curieuse has a long standing relationship with the Terrestrial Restoration Action Society of Seychelles (TRASS). It is a local voluntary organisation based on the neighouring island of Praslin. Its main aim is to rehabilitate areas of degraded mountainside, by...
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