Growing Wild

Gap year volunteering

A gap year is a chance to – for the first time – spend a year away from more traditional school and work structures. It’s a chance to learn about the world outside the four walls of a classroom. A way to push out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. To get to know yourself before you make decisions about your future. A year of learning, achievement, impact, and life experience.

Depending on just how much professional development you’d like to get out of your experience, you can either join a GVI gap year volunteer program or GVI gap year internship. While all GVI volunteer abroad programs include on-site training and work experience guaranteed to improve your employability, GVI internships feature even more learning opportunities, more work experience allowing you to master a wider range of skills, and often earn qualifications.

The year as you design it, for yourself. To explore. To find adventure. To change the world – and your life.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.
Our ultimate gap year guide
Everything you need to know to start your adventure.

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Book by 31 May 2022
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