So you’ve made the incredible decision to volunteer at one of the two programs at GVI’s new location in Ghana. While teaching primary and secondary school children, or helping to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Cape Coast, Ghana, there are...
Does the length of a volunteer program affect its outcomes? Short-term volunteering overseas is viewed negatively by some, but with the right planning, a brief stint can be as effective as a longer stay. Some good things take time – others can happen quickly....
Want to make a difference and travel the world? Find a wildlife volunteer holiday you're passionate about and have a direct impact on the planet. Responsible volunteer holidays are one of the best ways to interact with animals in a sustainable and ethical way. You...
Photo: lokoperucho Have you always wanted to volunteer in Peru but aren’t sure how to make the most of your time in South America? Learn more about Peru’s capital city, Lima – it has something to offer every type of traveler. Perhaps when you think of Peru, Machu...
Volunteering abroad is about exploring new challenges and experiences – including language learning. Trying out some local words and phrases could make all the difference to your volunteer experience. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to...
If you’ve always loved the ocean and are looking to make a genuine impact, look no further than volunteering in Fiji. Located in the South Pacific and sitting roughly halfway between Australia and Hawaii, Fiji is home to white sand beaches, pristine waters, and some...
Ghana is a West African gem. Its economy is booming and its full to the brim with exciting experiences. All of this makes volunteering in Ghana an unforgettable experience. In between your volunteer work, you can explore the fascinating historical sites, attend one of...
Get a head start on preparing to volunteer in South Africa with these essential tips and interesting facts. Hugged by both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, dominated by mountains and populated with some of the most magnificent creatures on earth, South Africa is a...
A gap year doesn’t have to be a year off. A structured gap year can be instrumental in helping teens develop into self-aware individuals and more focused students. With a little planning and motivation, you can use your gap year to gain work experience, save money,...
It’s the quintessential Thailand experience: riding, washing, or playing with an elephant. Lots of fun for you and your new big friendly giant (BFG) friend – right? Not quite. Unfortunately, volunteer programs that let you get this close to an elephant are putting the...
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