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GVI Open Days and Events

Our team of staff and alumni are waiting to meet you. Every year we host a number of our very own open days and you are invited.

Below are our up and coming events but also don’t forget to check back for other events in your area as we are constantly updating this list.

Come Meet Rose in Wellingborough - 12 December 2018

This summer I spent 3 months on an elephant reintroduction project in Huay Pakoot, North West Thailand with GVI. It was absolutely amazing being able to hike into the forest to see a small herd of semi-wild elephants. We had a very unique opportunity to study the herd, so we would take both social behaviour and activity budget data to see how elephants adapted to life in the forest. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to feed and get up close to the elephants once a week to do health checks.

I am going to university now and this experience it has given me the confidence to go out, try new things and meet new people. It is safe to say that so far these 3 months was the best experience of my life.

Join Rose for a coffee and learn more about her time in Thailand

Meet Brooklyn in London – 13 December 2018

'I cannot speak highly enough when it comes to GVI. For the most amazing two months of my life, which I have everyone at GVI to thank for. Especially the Seychelles staff who so effortlessly make sure every volunteer comes away with the fondest of memories!' - Brooklyn

Alison's husband surprised her with the gift of 4 weeks volunteering in Seychelles, Alison was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Brooklyn for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Meet Sorcha in Leeds – 13 December 2018

I went to Fiji as someone who had never dived before and came home as someone wanting to pursue a career in this field. I had never lived away from home before and had never travelled solo. It sounds ridiculously cliched but the 8 weeks I spent on the other side of the world were the best 8 weeks of my life and have shaped me into a better person.

Come join Sorcha for a bevvy and chat about her experience.

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Meet Rebecca in London – 15 December 2018

In October 2017 Rebecca's chose to follow her passion for wildlife conservation and join us on a program in Limpopo, South Africa. Rebecca was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Rebeca for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Come Meet Zoe in Southampton - 15 December 2018

Volunteering with GVI Greece was my second GVI program. The project focuses on loggerhead conservation in the Kyparissia region. The days begin with a morning survey; the group sets off at 6am walking 5km along the beach searching for tracks. When a set of turtle tracks are located they are followed up the beach to the nest. The digging then begins and the race to find the first egg is on! The feeling of finding the very first egg chamber is amazing, and very rewarding. Measurements are then taken before the nest is reburied or relocated This project has really opened my eyes to the dangers turtles face and has further inspired me to continue my work in conservation. Particularly focusing on educating the public in the ways in which they can help.

Zoe currently studies Marine Biology at The University of Southampton. Come join Zoe for a coffee and learn more about her experience.

Come Meet Rachel in Bristol - 15 December 2018

Hi, my name is Rachel. I have recently spent 6 months doing an internship with GVI in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This is the second project I have been on with GVI in the space of a year. I have also been on the Seychelles project on Curieuse Island.

Volunteering with GVI was the best thing I have ever done! From the time of booking, whilst on the project and even when I’m home, they have provided me with support and are really passionate about the work that they do. GVI provided all the training that we needed so that we were fully aware of what we were going to be doing and how to do so safely. They also have a fantastic relationship with the local Seychellois and try to work with the community to increase awareness about the projects.

I would recommend it to anyone.

Come join Rachel for a coffee and for some information on her experience.

Come Meet Jonathan in Liverpool - 16 December 2018

Hi, I'm Jonny and I spent my summer volunteering with GVI out in Thailand. My project was all about Elephant conservation and collecting data that goes towards long-term conservation goals. I also took part in the community aspect over there, teaching in the school 2 days a week. My original plan was to only spend 4 weeks but stayed 6 as I loved it so much. The project has changed my life and my goals. The whole experience was amazing and I've made friends from all over the globe. I've already booked to go book because I'm missing the village of Huay Pakoot already and its lovely people. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone wanting to make a difference, have fun and see new places.

Come and meet Jonathan for a coffee and a chat about his experience in Thailand

Come Meet Kirsty in Glasgow - 17 December 2018

Before heading to Thailand, I had always been so keen on volunteering with animals abroad. I found GVI and did my research into the company and decided this was who I wanted to volunteer with. a looked around the website and decided I wanted to go ahead with the volunteering with Elephants in Thailand program. (Elephants being one of my fav animals!) I got in touch and after a few email exchanges/phone call, I was signed up!

The overall program was fantastic and this has to be the best experience I have ever had. All the staff were lovely, the villagers were so incredibly welcoming and I met friends for life - and the best part, getting to spend so much time with the amazing elephants. I would recommend this GVI program to anyone.

Come and meet Kirsty for a coffee and a chat about her experience in Thailand

Come Meet Angelo in Glasgow - 19 December 2018

"An internship GVI in South Africa is simply the perfect balance between learning a lot, having a lot of fun and amazing sightings every day! I could not have hope better for my first experience in Africa. The staff members and the volunteers were super nice and very welcoming. I was nervous in the flight on my way to South Africa, but after a day being at the base, I already felt part of the big GVI family.

GVI has given me conviction in the fact that, when united, we can truly make a difference in the world, with a lot of work but also by having a lot of fun. I will never be grateful enough for this incredible experience that I've had the pleasure to share with the volunteers and the staff members, and I will definitely return next year for another internship."

Come Meet Angelo, who had his GVI adventure as a volunteer in South Africa. After being inspired Angelo joined the GVI family as an alumni ambassador, and would now like to chat with you about this experience.

Meet Rebecca in London – 5 January 2019

In October 2017 Rebecca's chose to follow her passion for wildlife conservation and join us on a program in Limpopo, South Africa. Rebecca was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Rebeca for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Meet Heather in Bath – 9 January 2019

"Hello, my name is Heather from the UK and I am currently a student studying Conservation Biology at the University of Chester. I took part in the Wildlife Conservation Short Term Internship in Limpopo during the summer of 2018 after searching online for a volunteering abroad. I had the most incredible time and never wanted to leave which is a feeling I have never had when volunteering abroad before."

Come and meet Heather to hear more about her GVI experience!

Come Meet Rachel in Bristol - 12 January 2019

Hi, my name is Rachel. I have recently spent 6 months doing an internship with GVI in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This is the second project I have been on with GVI in the space of a year. I have also been on the Seychelles project on Curieuse Island.

Volunteering with GVI was the best thing I have ever done! From the time of booking, whilst on the project and even when I’m home, they have provided me with support and are really passionate about the work that they do. GVI provided all the training that we needed so that we were fully aware of what we were going to be doing and how to do so safely. They also have a fantastic relationship with the local Seychellois and try to work with the community to increase awareness about the projects.

I would recommend it to anyone.

Come join Rachel for a coffee and for some information on her experience.

Come Meet Kirsty in Glasgow - 13 January 2019

Before heading to Thailand, I had always been so keen on volunteering with animals abroad. I found GVI and did my research into the company and decided this was who I wanted to volunteer with. a looked around the website and decided I wanted to go ahead with the volunteering with Elephants in Thailand program. (Elephants being one of my fav animals!) I got in touch and after a few email exchanges/phone call, I was signed up!

The overall program was fantastic and this has to be the best experience I have ever had. All the staff were lovely, the villagers were so incredibly welcoming and I met friends for life - and the best part, getting to spend so much time with the amazing elephants. I would recommend this GVI program to anyone.

Come and meet Kirsty for a coffee and a chat about her experience in Thailand

Meet Rebecca in London – 19 January 2019

In October 2017 Rebecca's chose to follow her passion for wildlife conservation and join us on a program in Limpopo, South Africa. Rebecca was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Rebeca for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Meet Heather in Chester – 26 January 2019

"Hello, my name is Heather from the UK and I am currently a student studying Conservation Biology at the University of Chester. I took part in the Wildlife Conservation Short Term Internship in Limpopo during the summer of 2018 after searching online for a volunteering abroad. I had the most incredible time and never wanted to leave which is a feeling I have never had when volunteering abroad before."

Come and meet Heather to hear more about her GVI experience!

Come Meet Rachel in Bristol - 1 February 2019

Hi, my name is Rachel. I have recently spent 6 months doing an internship with GVI in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. This is the second project I have been on with GVI in the space of a year. I have also been on the Seychelles project on Curieuse Island.

Volunteering with GVI was the best thing I have ever done! From the time of booking, whilst on the project and even when I’m home, they have provided me with support and are really passionate about the work that they do. GVI provided all the training that we needed so that we were fully aware of what we were going to be doing and how to do so safely. They also have a fantastic relationship with the local Seychellois and try to work with the community to increase awareness about the projects.

I would recommend it to anyone.

Come join Rachel for a coffee and for some information on her experience.

Meet Rebecca in London – 2 February 2019

In October 2017 Rebecca's chose to follow her passion for wildlife conservation and join us on a program in Limpopo, South Africa. Rebecca was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Rebeca for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Meet Rebecca in London – 16 February 2019

In October 2017 Rebecca's chose to follow her passion for wildlife conservation and join us on a program in Limpopo, South Africa. Rebecca was left truly inspired so she's now looking to share her story with you as a GVI Ambassador!

Come and meet Rebeca for a coffee and find out more about GVI!

Come Meet Kirsty in Glasgow - 3 February 2019

Before heading to Thailand, I had always been so keen on volunteering with animals abroad. I found GVI and did my research into the company and decided this was who I wanted to volunteer with. a looked around the website and decided I wanted to go ahead with the volunteering with Elephants in Thailand program. (Elephants being one of my fav animals!) I got in touch and after a few email exchanges/phone call, I was signed up!

The overall program was fantastic and this has to be the best experience I have ever had. All the staff were lovely, the villagers were so incredibly welcoming and I met friends for life - and the best part, getting to spend so much time with the amazing elephants. I would recommend this GVI program to anyone.

Come and meet Kirsty for a coffee and a chat about her experience in Thailand

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Events

Our Outreach Team and Alumni are out and about attending a variety of events and presenting about GVI so click below to view where we are near you and don’t forget to check back as the list is always updating!

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Speak to the Team

If we do not have an event coming up near you then drop us a message, a member from our Sales Team will arrange a time to call you back and talk through any GVI project. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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