Twenty years ago when you volunteered abroad, you didn't have to think about being "present". Without social media and smartphones, there wasn't much of an alternative. Fast forward to present day and it's hard to find someone who isn't wheeling a selfie stick,...
Ever thought about immersing yourself into a wholly diverse culture and lifestyle? Wonder what it would be like to make a genuine contribution to a community’s development? Want to take the first step into adventure? Well, you’re not alone. Join the ever-growing...
In July 2018 I resigned from my job as nurse specialist and manager for a hospice in Bristol, England. I was ready for a change and to take either a career break or retirement. I needed to do something completely different for a few weeks to help me consider my...
An oasis in the South Pacific Ocean, the islands of Fiji are the perfect place to volunteer, in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Alongside volunteering in Fiji with GVI, there are a myriad of opportunities for you to make the most of your time in the...
Hi, my name is Luca, and I’m one of the volunteers studying at Cap Ternay. I’ll be talking a little bit about what our main work is while on base. Depending on how long one is staying on base, volunteers are assigned different survey groups. Generally, volunteers...
Wondering what to eat when volunteering abroad in Laos? Look no further. Here are GVI’s top picks for dishes you must eat when in Laos. As a fusion of the French and Asian kitchen, Laotian cuisine is deliciously complex. Fresh herbs and tender meats take front stage...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Are you an animal lover who is passionate about protecting vulnerable species in their natural habitat? The United Nations(UN) October 2018 report on climate change was a wake-up call for many on the destruction of the world’s habitat and its impact not only on humans...
Nepal is one of the most varied and scenic countries on earth. The scenery ranges from the towering Himalayas to the north to the Chitwan jungle to the south. The locals often say that Nepal stands for ‘Never Ending Peace and Love’. It is hard not to fall in love with...
Throughout my school years, I remember being taught about endangered animals and the organizations that help protect these species. Sadly, the rate at which animals are becoming endangered is increasing at an alarming rate. We have researched and listed ten of the...
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