The surface of the ocean is a mysterious blue blanket. What lies beneath is hidden from our view. But what is hidden is incredible, and in danger. Underneath the ever-changing surface of the ocean is what’s known as a large, blue desert. But now and then, in shallow...
Volunteering abroad can equip you with a wide range of practical skills, including professional dive qualifications. Take your love for the ocean to the next level with combined dive training and marine volunteering. Certified dive instructors, beautiful beach...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
Have you ever had your preconceived ideas about a place challenged? An under 18 volunteer with GVI in South Africa shares how the ideas they arrived with were turned around as they got to know the community they worked with. Here are their thoughts: Many...
I remember when I reached that moment of clarity. It didn’t strike me like lightning. It was more of a subtle realisation: I was no longer afraid of travelling in Mexico. Summiting the Cobá ruins It didn't hit me until I reached the summit of the cobbled...
Do you dream of travelling the world and writing about it? Consider these highs and lows of being a freelance travel writer. Imagine having a workplace right next to the beach, flexible hours, and unlimited holidays throughout the year. This is what life as a...
Deciding to volunteer and travel to a new country for the first time is an incredibly exciting decision. However, as we all know, it can also be a bit overwhelming to jump into the unknown, especially when you have never taken such a leap before. Here's our advice on...
The impacts of inequality on development are considerable and far-reaching. Is it possible to close the gap between rich and poor to achieve equality for all? Inequality can be boiled down to the fact that the richest ten percent of people in the world earn 40 percent...
Around you is concrete, noise, traffic, and people everywhere. You feel you have so little time. For many of us, this is our everyday urban reality. And it’s impacting negatively on our health and well-being. But what if someone told you there is a simple antidote?...
What are you looking for in a vacation? To get away and recharge? Or are you searching for inspiration? Trips that truly enlighten us are those that expose us to new ways of life, making us see things differently, and putting our personal challenges into perspective....
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment