GVI offers over 150 different volunteer overseas projects in 25 countries all over the world. While Volunteering overseas you can play a crucial role in a wide range of conservation, education and community projects in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe and Central America.
We send over 2,000 people to volunteer overseas every year to help keep our projects sustainable and to ensure their positive impact on surrounding environments. All our volunteer work overseas projects are run alongside, and with the collaboration of, local partners and communities. This helps us to determine their needs to empower them to meet their goals.
There are different ways you can get involved, something for everyone!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Choose from over 150 hands-on volunteer projects in amazing locations around the world. Durations start from 1 week and can run to over a year. Make an impact, experience new cultures and explore locations restricted to normal tourists.
Volunteers will have the leadership and training from our world-class field staff who have been chosen for their mix of experience in the field and ability to mentor and inspire young people.
GVI offers outstanding international internships in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central and Latin America!
Internships with GVI allow you to make a long-term sustainable difference in developing countries, immerse yourself in another country’s culture, develop and improve much needed skills employers are looking for and experience what it’s like to live abroad while gaining valuable work experience.
Travelling abroad is a great way for young adults (aged 15-17) to learn about global citizenship, community engagement, develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems and experience a new culture.
GVI sends thousands of teenagers abroad every year through our specially designed projects, intended to fully immerse and challenge students in a variety of different ways.
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Marine ecosystems are very important for the overall health of both marine and terrestrial environments. Ocean waters serve as a critical source of food and valuable minerals to communities around the world. These projects focus on restoring damaged marine ecosystems and protecting endangered marine species.
Choosing to volunteer with animals can be a highly rewarding experience for all those concerned. A lack of information regarding the proper care of pets, domestic animals, and in some cases, wildlife as a whole, is severely lacking, resulting in a misunderstanding of many animal species and how to best care for them.
Access to healthcare varies across countries, groups and individuals and is largely influenced by social and economic conditions. Our healthcare projects which aim to serve many areas of public health interest, such as hygiene, water security, HIV/ Aids awareness, maternal health, and the reduction of child mortality rates.