Thinking about volunteering in Zambia? Sign up for a girls empowerment project! Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development, and gender bias is still deeply embedded in many cultures and economies. It's a problem that affects men and women and stunts...
Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Each year, close to one million people make the pilgrimage to visit Peru's ancient Inca site. It’s also a popular activity for volunteers in South America to visit the site before or after...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
The cry of “Howzat!” echoes off the walls of the surrounding buildings, with shouts of dissenting voices following hot on hits heels. Friendly arguments then ensue, with the final decision being “Not out” and the game continues. This all takes place in a central...
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
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...
Original photo: "Adam Jones Follow Young Men with Pirogues in Harbour - Near Busua - Ghana" by Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Ghana is West Africa’s golden child, drenched in sunshine and adventure opportunities. If you travel...
Two-thirds of all illiterate people are women and more than 65% of people living in the most extreme poverty globally are women and girls. Women's empowerment is a key part of correcting this clear imbalance. Promoting gender equality and strengthening women’s rights...
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?”...
Are you planning to volunteer in Africa? Head to Tanzania! Home to a beautiful coastline, fantastic safari experiences, and several natural wonders – it has something for everyone. But before you book your ticket or board your flight, there are a few Tanzania facts...
- 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