The whole wild world

Long Term Volunteering Abroad

You’ll spend your days exploring some of the world’s most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses on one of our internships abroad, volunteering expeditions or multi-country combinations, all of which offer a variety of long term volunteer programs. 

We offer a range of long term volunteer opportunities in locations across the globe, ranging from three months to one year. We run programs in the Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico, the Seychelles, South Africa, Thailand and Fiji.

Whether you’re looking for a gap year, a career break or a way to supplement your studies, this is the ideal way to gain valuable practical experience in wildlife or marine conservation. You’ll have as much time in the field as possible to make an impactful difference on your program – and in the community in which you volunteer. Our long term volunteering options also include extensive professional opportunities in field guide training or diving instruction.

Our projects are driven by a core mission: positive impact. GVI is committed to sustainable, meaningful change alongside both our local project participants and our global partners.

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.

Why volunteer with GVI?


Develop practical research, collaboration and leadership skills while enhancing your knowledge of the sustainable development sector.

Trusted service

We are your trusted guide throughout your journey and we guarantee unparalleled 360 degree support from the moment you first get in touch.

Adventure is calling. Chase that feeling!

Save up to 20% when you book and pay by 30 June