GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERING
Planning on taking a gap year? Great! GVI runs a number of amazing programs that can be all you want from a year abroad, or make up part of a wider world-discovery experience!
If you have already decided you want to volunteer on your gap year, then you’ve come to the right place! GVI run volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and Australasia, all containing a unique blend of cultural immersion and exploration.
Join a GVI volunteer project or expedition on your gap year and you will discover some of the most dramatic and unspoiled locations in the world, while you live and work alongside an international group of volunteers, making a difference on a broad range of critical conservation and community development initiatives.
Develop your CV
Go that extra step above and beyond volunteering and develop your CV even further. On our internship programs, receive a combination of training, mentoring, feedback, new qualifications and work placements. We’ve selected just a pick of our internships below to make sure you head home with a new and impressive CV!
Learn a new skill
Gap years are not year long holiday s. This is an ideal time to learn something new, don’t regret a missed opportunity. Whether it is learning a new language, a new skill, or a whole new career path, there are options there for you. We’ve picked a selection of these below for you, language immersion, teaching or scuba diving, the choice is yours.
Explore the world
This is your opportunity to get out there and see things you might never get a chance to see again. Mark Twain put it perfectly – “Explore. Dream. Discover.” In years to come, which story wins plaudits; that night on the Khaosan Road you can’t really remember; or the weeks you spent immersed in a traditional Karen community in northern Thailand?
Volunteering abroad. Our forte. Don’t spend your year abroad jumping between backpacker hostels, bars and full moon parties, there can be more to it than that. Give a little back along the way, through one of our meaningful volunteer projects. We have almost 100 to choose from, so to narrow it down slightly, we’ve picked our top 10 for you below.