Original photo: Sankara Subramanian As a woman who grew up in North America in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I was incredibly privileged to benefit from first-wave feminism. I was told I could be anything I wanted as a girl, and in this era of prosperity and optimism, it seemed...
Original photo: Tobias Van Der Elst Why not go the extra mile in Greece (quite literally!) and go on a trip that mixes travel with volunteering? With its mix of ancient sun-bleached ruins and lively culture, it’s unsurprising that Athens is considered a ‘must-see’ on...
From learning about menstrual health, to how to build a business, women’s education is something that benefits everybody, regardless of gender. Roughly 50% of the world’s population are women, yet a shocking number of women across the planet are left uneducated from a...
Original photo: benketaro Interested in the cuisine of Ghana? Here is GVI’s guide to Ghanaian food. Delectable spices and filling staples make the food of Ghana something not to be missed. But Ghanaian food is about more than mere sustenance: it is a way to express...
2018 is upon us! As you run down your checklist of things you want to accomplish this year, be sure to keep a spare sheet of paper for the top volunteering projects where you want to visit and volunteer! There are plenty of reasons to volunteer abroad with...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
If you aren't lucky enough to be taking a gap year this year, the summer months can be a great time to volunteer to make a difference in the world. Not only do you have about two months off school, but the weather is great, which means you can use the time to do good...
2019 is only a few days away, and with the holiday season imminent, everyone is getting their new year resolutions in order. It's the perfect time of year to reevaluate the last 12 months and make a plan on what you'd like to achieve and how to make a difference. The...
There are only around 415,000 remaining wild African Elephants. In Asia, the situation is worse: there are only around 50,000 elephants remaining. Elephant numbers are in decline due to threats such as poaching for ivory, conflict with humans and habitat loss and...
Christmas in a different culture We are of course in a Buddhist country so the whole issue of Christmas really should not apply, but clearly there has been a degree of what one might call cultural leakage, and there are a surprising number of Christmas items on sale,...
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