The island nation of Fiji has a rich history built around fishing as seen in their art and mythology. Fish is the primary source of protein within their diets. But, through commercial exploitation, coastal resources have depleted rapidly. Coastal fishing grounds are...
If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
After many holidays doing the usual, sitting on the beach, sipping cocktails and seeing the sights, I started looking into locations where I could have a more fulfilling experience. Having discovered GVI online and scrolling through their various program options and...
The health of an ecosystem is maintained by its plants and animals. When species become endangered, it is a sign of an ecosystem’s imbalance. This balance is difficult to maintain: the loss of one species often triggers the loss of others. When grey wolves were hunted...
Our oceans cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet only around 5–7% of them are currently looked after and conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The health of our oceans is vital for marine life and ecosystems, but also human life. The water stores more...
Volunteering with GVI can help make a difference in communities around the world, while giving you the chance to go on a digital detox. Here’s why you should think about disconnecting. Volunteering in a remote location can challenge the way you perceive the world....
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...
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...
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...
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
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