Have you ever felt an urgency to make a positive impact on the world, but not known where to start? Perhaps you’ve felt overwhelmed by information. This is a summary of six major global issues, and what’s being done about them. The news is packed with statistics and...
The surface of the ocean is a mysterious blue blanket. What lies beneath is hidden from our view. But what is hidden is incredible, and in danger. Underneath the ever-changing surface of the ocean is what’s known as a large, blue desert. But now and then, in shallow...
Do you remember being taught about endangered animals during your school years? You may have researched organisations that help protect these species. The rate at which animals are becoming endangered is increasing. We have researched and listed ten of the best...
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...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
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...
Hola amigos, welcome to the Jalova blog! This past month has been very eventful, and I shall try to do my best to spin you all the yarn of the adventures we’ve had! In the first week we had a big intake of new volunteers and interns, so they have been busy getting on...
I remember when I reached that moment of clarity. It didn’t strike me like lightning. It was more of a subtle realisation: I was no longer afraid of travelling in Mexico. Summiting the Cobá ruins It didn't hit me until I reached the summit of the cobbled...
Here there are some reflections of the under 18 Australian students, who joined GVI Luang Prabang just last May. The group kept a daily journal during its trip to Laos, writing about activities, environment, and personal feelings. Some incredibly well written...
People will have different motivations for volunteering abroad, but an important question to ask is: Do you have the right expectations? The motivations and expectations of participants can be just as important as those of the organisations they work with. So...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment