If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
After many holidays doing the usual, sitting on the beach, sipping cocktails and seeing the sights, I started looking into locations where I could have a more fulfilling experience. Having discovered GVI online and scrolling through their various program options and...
Our oceans cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet only around 5–7% of them are currently looked after and conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The health of our oceans is vital for marine life and ecosystems, but also human life. The water stores more...
Hi! My name is Kieran. I am 22 years old, and from London. At the time of this writing this, I am 1 and a half weeks into my 4 week volunteering course - here at Curieuse Island in the Seychelles. Everyday there has been something new and it has been a whole lot of...
Once a month new Volunteers arrive on Curieuse Island and this week it was intake. I, personally, was super exited to meet the new group, who was called the ‘most diverse group’ to come to Curieuse. After a big camp clean and half of a day waiting for them, I was not...
All of the sea turtle species that nest on Cosa Rica’s beaches are under threat. Learn more about the challenges facing Costa Rica sea turtles, and what you can do to help. With both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, Costa Rica has beaches that attract sunbathers and...
An abandoned feather lies across your path. It’s the perfect ornament for your hat. But should you take it? The things that travel with us can have a negative impact on the environment and communities we visit. Take only memories, leave only footprints – this...
People take sabbaticals for many different reasons. But one thing is for sure – all career break ideas should have a purpose. So how can volunteering fulfill your goal? Why take a career break? Career breaks (often called sabbaticals) differ from holidays in that they...
Zambia’s wildlife is incredible, diverse, and under threat. The challenges facing the country’s wildlife have created a need for innovative approaches to conservation. Zambia’s remote wilderness areas set the stage for mesmerising animal encounters. This landlocked...
Original photo: "Boats on the beach, on the sea" by Maxime Guilbot is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Malaysia's Perhentian Islands contain a treasure chest of natural resources. Tourism has injected wealth in to the community. However, this marine ecosystem is fragile, so...
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