GVI

225 Franklin Street 26th Floor Boston, MA, 02110 United States

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About GVI

Year Founded: 1998

Program Opportunities

South Africa

Teaching & Community Development Internship in South Africa

Join our international team in the spectacular city of Cape Town and work with children from the local townships while developing teaching experience and qualifications on...

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South Africa

Wildlife Research Expedition in South Africa

Play a hands-on role in the long-term conservation of African wildlife on this expedition. Enjoy first-class wildlife viewing and live on a game reserve in the heart of Southern...

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Laos

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Renowned for friendly people and a relaxed pace, Laos is a perfect place to visit for volunteer travel, and teaching monks could be a great and rewarding way to spend your...

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Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Thailand's Chiang Mai Province is home to the local Karen community and GVI volunteers get to work and live in this interesting village. The local community have worked with...

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Seychelles

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Join critical conservation efforts on this marine expedition and be an active member of Global Vision International's Marine Research team in the Indian Ocean, just off the...

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Costa Rica

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Take part in this wildlife conservation expedition and be an active member of GVI's research team in the Costa Rican rainforest. Work on a variety of long-term terrestrial,...

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Fiji

Community Development Expedition in Fiji

Volunteers will live and work in a wonderful beach location and travel to indigenous communities to help improve the infrastructure that supports village life. Volunteers...

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South Africa

Volunteer Teaching in Cape Town, South

Get involved in a progressive educational program in a township primary school situated just outside Stellenbosch and 35 minutes from Cape Town. This exciting new volunteer...

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Greece

Volunteer with Turtles in Greece

Volunteers will engage in daily morning surveys to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against inundation by sea water and predation by mammals. Volunteers will...

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Mexico

Mexico Marine Awareness Experience for Groups

Discover the world of marine conservation in Mexico's crystal Caribbean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula. Group members will earn their PADI Open Water diving qualification,...

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Fiji

Volunteer with Children in Fiji

Volunteers joining this project will assist teachers in island communities in the Caqalai Island chain in Fiji. Volunteers will work alongside local teachers working with...

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Thailand

Volunteer with Children in Thailand

For those with little time to spare, but who still want to volunteer, this is a great opportunity to make a real difference while traveling in Thailand. You can volunteer...

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Mexico

Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico for Divers

Use and improve your scuba diving skills while learning marine survey techniques when you join GVI's marine conservation expedition located in the Yucatan Peninsula. You

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South Africa

Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career Internship

Our Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career Internship is offered for 65 days or 83 days. The course is a comprehensive learning experience for interns and comprises...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

New contacts with young people who wants to make a change

My most positive experiences were Working, leaving together with Fijians - and the dives, new contacts with young people who wants to make a change.

Program: Fiji Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Most of the day was always enjoyable!

Working with the children and getting to interact with them and help them was my most memorable part of my stay. They instantly brightened my day and it didn't feel like we were working at all as the most of the day was always enjoyable!

Program: Volunteer Teaching in Cape Town, South

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

I liked working in different places

I liked working in different places and to teach and encourage the motivated students! The ability of speaking English will increase job-chances for the students and contributes to their self-development. GVI offered me the possibility to learn more about the local culture, customs and ways of thinking and enabled me to learn more about myself.

Program: Volunteer with Children in Laos

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Overall it has been an amazing experience

We had a great group of volunteers, we are surrounded by beautiful wildlife and this project is very dynamic with a large variety of surveys running. Overall it has been an amazing experience.

Program: Jaguar Conservation Program in Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The camaraderie

The camaraderie that was created by the extra activities (game nights, chicken Friday, etc) was definitely the best part of my experience here. It made the amazing wildlife that much more meaningful that I was experiencing these things with friends.

Program: Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

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