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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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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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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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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

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Getting to know what it means to be a South African

My most positive experience was interacting with different types of locals and getting to know what it means to be a South African from different areas of class and wealth.

Program: Community Development Short-Term Internship in Cape Town

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Teaching the novices at Wat Mano

Teaching the Novices at Wat Mano and seeing how far they come from when we started to teach them and talking to so many different students at Big brother Mouse and getting to know their background and hopes for the future was the best aspect of the program for me.

Program: Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks 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

Cultural immersion

My most positive experience was the Cultural immersion. We have been given a plethora of opportunities to participate in community activities and therefore learn more about the host community and its people.

Program: India Community Development Experience for Groups

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

I will miss everyone very much!

I have loved meeting people from the community and working with students and different beneficiaries at the schools. I have learned so much from them and have found myself growing in patience, love, and friendship. I will miss everyone very much!

Program: India Community Development Experience for Groups

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

It gave me some deep insights on volunteering

It gave me some deep insights on volunteering, as an activity that can definitely help a community. I really enjoyed learning about the technicalities of getting community partners and assessing the needs in order to maximize the experience.

Program: India Community Development Experience for Groups

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