Interested in community development and having an adventure at the same time? GVI has programs all over the world, throughout the year, so there’s no better time to plunge into community development projects. GVI relies on a constant stream of volunteers ready to roll...
Let me preface this story with the most important fact, volunteering in Pokhara, Nepal was undoubtedly the most amazing experience of my 21 years. However... I’m not going to lie, within hours of arriving in Kathmandu I was sitting in a small, dark hotel room bawling...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
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...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
A short summary of my time as an intern studying the Aldabra Giant Tortoise.
Are you ready to take a career break? Besides getting your employer’s permission and saving enough money, have you made any more detailed plans for your career break? If you have no idea about where to go and what to do on your career break, read on for some...
GVI partners with academics who focus on sustainable development in their research. This helps us ensure that our programs are academically robust, and at the leading edge of ethics and best practice. We sat with Bryan McAllister, one of GVI’s Sustainable Development...
Based on current data, there are more than 7.7 billion people in the world right now. As one of billions of people, do you feel that you are too insignificant to make an impact on the world? The "butterfly effect" is a metaphor for the theory that a small cause can...
Are you interested in learning to scuba dive? Keen to advance your dive experience, while making an impact? Volunteering on specialist marine conservation programs gives you the opportunity to gain scuba diving certifications from the Professional Association of...
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