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...
During the last two years I have been both a voluntary participant and a staff member for GVI at their base in Pokhara, Nepal. Upon interacting with the recently released ‘impact and ethics report’ I immediately saw many examples of the impactful projects that I have...
If you’re about to set off on an under 18 volunteer abroad adventure, read our tips for what to pack for a school trip abroad. School trips abroad will test your independence, teamwork skills, sense of adventure – and packing skills. Figuring out what to pack, or not...
You’re under 18, and motivated to make positive changes in your environment. You want to help, but where do you start? Follow these five steps to help get you moving towards your goals. You have decided to make an impact in the world and take active steps to make it...
One of the main questions you might ask yourself before choosing a volunteering project is “Why do I have to pay to volunteer abroad?” Programs can be expensive and it’s natural to wonder where your money is going. Your hard work and passion are valuable, but...
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...
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...
Volunteering abroad as a high school student is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your career, and the world. Instead of spending the summer sitting at home, you can gain international experience and work on sustainable volunteering projects designed...
Often seen as a selfless act, joining a volunteer project can actually provide many benefits to all parties involved. Carry on reading to learn how volunteering while you are in high school can make a positive impact on your life. Why is volunteering important? ...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. But what if you could have more? For GVI’s alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while...
- 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