So you want to be a field guide? Throw on your khakis and grab your binoculars – we’ve got just the right conservation volunteering project for you. Living in the South African bushveld and learning how to track animals through the wilderness isn’t a narrative...
Volunteering in South Africa is a chance to make a difference, from community development to conservation, while encountering a wildly diverse country. From the deep blue of the Indian Ocean to the burnt orange of the Kalahari Desert, and the lush green of the Garden...
Several years ago I was lucky enough to teach a group of vibrant nine to 13-year-olds. I was surprised at how observant kids in this age group are. On more than one morning I was greeted with a hug or friendly smile and a “Miss, I like your green dress. Is it new?”...
Majestic fog-enshrouded temples nestled in mountainous terrain is often the first image that one conjures up when thinking of Bhutan. That is if one is able to conjure up an image at all. Bhutan is a seldom travelled destination. A visa costs 200 GBP per day, making...
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 17 is truly global. It aims to build support networks between so-called developed and developing countries. Working together is the only way sustainable development initiatives will thrive. In 2015, world...
Underwater photography is more affordable and accessible than ever before. But with so many budding new photographers descending underwater, what impact is it having on coral reefs, and are we photographing responsibly? Become a citizen scientist Not only is...
True or false? Sicklefin lemon sharks rigorously and persistently defend themselves when provoked. Together, we’ll deep dive into the world of this threatened species. While submerged, we’ll learn interesting facts about them and their habitats. Are sicklefin lemon...
Over the past decade, the number of rhinos being poached has soared, pushing some species to the brink of extinction. Now, many people are wondering what is being done and how they can get involved to protect one of Earth’s oldest living mammals. There are five...
Why am I here? Having spent the last 30 years bringing up 3 children at home in England and watching them enjoy time away travelling, I encouraged them to try voluntary work in some of the poorest countries they visited. This they did in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal,...
Environmental conservation has an impact on every level of life on the planet, from landowners in developing countries to threatened animal species. It’s an essential part of sustainable development, which is why GVI makes wildlife protection a key focus in volunteer...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment