Volunteer & Intern Abroad!
GVI is an award-winning organization that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. A key component of the success of our projects comes from the participants who join our programs. Our main focus is making a real, positive impact in each community that we work in.
Formed in 1997 we have received over 20,000 participants and receive over 2000 participants every year. We have won numerous awards and are very proud that the vast majority of our participants describe their experience with us as life changing, with an over 95% approval rating.
We are a family run organization with an amazing culture and have a passionate team of people all over the world who are true experts in their chosen field. They are the people who will make your experience with GVI truly life changing.
GVI runs community development, education, and conservation projects and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain vital skill sets to improve your future career. We offer different focus areas that we specialize in and our friendly team will help you choose a focus that is perfect for you!
We are also proud to present our new Service Learning programs in a variety of incredible locations. Service Learning is the teaching theory and method that takes classroom and lecture room research and curriculum learning and introduces these theories into real-life services. These group lead programs directly benefit the community or environment while using real-life experiences to enhance academic studies, increase personal growth and interpersonal skills of participants!
Room and Board
All food and accommodation is included in all programs, but the type may vary according to each location. The accommodation is basic but safe and normally in dormitory style. Certain locations do offer accommodation upgrades.
Have a look at this awesome testimonial from our Service Learning Programs!
Choose from these focus areas:
- Marine Conservation
- Wildlife Conservation
- Volunteer with Children
- Women’s Empowerment
- Animal Care
Most of our programs incorporate more than one focus area into a project, optimizing your experience! More than 50% of our staff are ex-GVI volunteers. Join our team to make a sustainable impact, discover new countries and engage in a meaningful cultural exchange.
If you are looking for an internship, GVI offers outstanding international internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our internships create a great opportunity to gain work experience, boost your resume, make new friends, immerse yourself in a new culture, all while making a real difference in the world’s global issues. Give your career a head start with a GVI Internship. Here’s a sneak peak of what it's like on our internships...
Are you under eighteen but keen to join one of our programs? We offer programs specially designed for under eighteens. So if you are between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, be sure to look at how you can give back to the world and maybe even get some ideas for future career paths!
How to Apply
To apply, or to request further information, please submit your details in our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.
Alternatively, please give us a ring on 1 888 653 6028