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....
Are you interested in gap year travel? Why not volunteer while you travel and learn new, worthwhile skills to add to your CV? GVI offers many awe-inspiring gap year programs. These will send you home with amazing memories, and also add many skills to your personal...
Is there any better time to start planning new travels than at the beginning of a new year? Check out GVI’s top destinations for the coming year, and make this one unforgettable. Whether you are impassioned by learning about the history of your destination, or if you...
Original photo: Tobias Van Der Elst Why not go the extra mile in Greece (quite literally!) and go on a trip that mixes travel with volunteering? With its mix of ancient sun-bleached ruins and lively culture, it’s unsurprising that Athens is considered a ‘must-see’ on...
Greece is a famous travel destination and is made up of over 227 inhabited islands and 8,498 miles of coastline. You may have heard of the more popular islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Corfu, but have you considered a less trodden area of Greece? The Gulf of...
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...
Do you love sea turtles? Are you concerned about them being endangered and want to learn what can be done about it? Marine environments are incredibly fragile, and the sea life that depends on it for survival is increasingly threatened by pollution, human development,...
Your whole family will thrive when you embark on a volunteer abroad program together. The family that travels together stays together. Family holidays are a chance to spend meaningful time together and build precious memories. For an experience that your whole family...
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