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...
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...
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...
Set foot in the culturally rich country of India and contribute to our sustainable community development projects. Volunteers will assist in the local community of Kerala...
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
2 Months to remember
Submitted by Will - CTC aviation | May 19, 2017
This is an exceptional programme run by some of the most caring and determined people in the world. Everyone I met, everyone I had the pleasure of working with were exceptional and half a year later I still miss them.
A bit about the programme, you are located in a small town called Quespos in a building that while not very luxurious is now very safe. Monday is spent planning the weeks work, you are normally split into your groups and everyone is very helpful and supportive... even if your not very competent. From Tuesday to Friday your walk to project ( unless it is pouring with rain, in which case you'll get treated to a taxi ride). You spend about 3 hours a day on project, which doesn't sound much, but 20+ kids for 3 hours when it's 30+ degrees is not easy. It is however very rewarding. If you don't know Spanish you will have to take lessons which was also good fun. My teacher was a legend who didn't really speak any English... so we had a great time guessing what each other were saying! If you go as an intern you get weekly mentour meetings and my mentour quickly became my hero and best mate. The weekends are your own and almost every weekend me and other volunteers went exploring. You can get almost anywhere by bus or by hiring a car, either is relatively inexpensive but I would recommend saveing up before you go if you want to explore all the country has to offer.
Overall... this was a fantastic programme and if I could... I would travel half the way around the world and do it all again.
Immerse yourself in lively India
Submitted by Anna O'Callaghan - Dublin Ireland | April 11, 2017
My experience with GVI Kerala has been one to remember. Volunteering abroad is something I think everyone should do to give yourself a perspective on life and experiencing totally different cultures. With GVI I was able to give back to local projects and make an impact on their communities. GVI are a great company to work volunteer with, as you are really supported and know that they are working hard to make a sustainable difference. I would recommend them wholeheartedly!
A great time
Submitted by Vida - University of Melbourne | April 06, 2017
I had a great time on my 12 week volunteer abroad program with GVI in the Seychelles. My days were filled with diving and helping out around base, getting to know the local areas, and meeting awesome new people along the way. I've built some lifelong friendships and treasured memories, as well as immeasurably valuable career advice. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested.
I learnt a lot from the classes
Submitted by Belinda - United Kingdom United Kingdom | March 27, 2017
When they women at the community centre came back with feedback that they had used the interview skills that we taught them and they got the job and that was amazing. Some texted that the group had made them regain their confidence and I also felt that I learnt a lot from the classes.
It's been an amazing experience overall
Submitted by Chiani - Dorset England | March 27, 2017
Learning about the village itself, the culture, the people; teaching the beautiful children, and walking with the magnificent Elephants were the highlights of my trip. I've made some great friends here too, the staff included, it's been an amazing experience overall, and the staff are actively trying to improve base and the program itself, and are doing an amazing job.
Program: Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand