Morning alms round In Buddhism, alms-giving is a practice of the oldest remaining branch of the religion (way of life!), Theravada Buddhism. Though the ritual no longer takes place in many parts of the world, Luang Prabang and other areas in Laos where Theravada...
Day 40 at the Curieuse Base for the volunteers that arrived in late June. A new group of volunteers has arrived last week and is slowly getting used to the island life. As one of the old ones, I enjoy feeling like a wise old man, being able to answer a lot of...
Our elders have something no other group in society has: They’ve lived an entire lifetime. Indigenous elders often have something even more powerful: centuries of knowledge around how to interact sustainably with nature. Before Europeans arrived, Indigenous people in...
An introduction to the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher found on Curieuse Island.
We are coming up to our one year anniversary of launching the first GVI hub in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. We first began here in June, drawing up plans and researching the community to ensure we created meaningful projects that tackled the most pressing challenges here....
Lost boots Unless you live in a similar climate or geography, nothing prepares you for hiking on the GVI Thailand Project. As a new intern, I found my first hike exceptionally difficult; slipped over multiple times and even lost my walking boot at one point! However,...
How did Power Club become Power Club? Power Club began as the ‘Women’s Empowerment Club’, which then became ‘Girls Club’, which finally became ‘Power Club’ after roughly a month of intense deliberation between the students and teachers. Power Club started off as drop...
10 weekend destinations from Kampong Cham After a busy week on project in Kampong Cham it can be nice to travel away for the weekend and visit some of the amazing places you can reach across Cambodia and further! Throughout my time here I have made sure I have seen as...
“Coral surveys are by far one of my favorite ways to kick off the day. I could spend hours in the warm, gorgeous waters of the Andaman Sea, and every survey site we visit is unique. In the wake of widespread pollution, climate change, and rising ocean temperatures it is evermore important that we commit special attention to the oceans’ coral reef habitats. Coral reefs are not only beautiful, they are the hubs for a great variety of marine life. They are the busy, beating heart of the oceans, drumming with diversity, eco-systems, food chains, shelter, survival, and new life.”
It is difficult, as you can imagine, to understand how short term volunteering can contribute to sustainable development and the ambitious goals set by the UN to achieve by 2030. One only has to look at the vast array of volunteering options worldwide to understand...
- 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