Photo: Tim Borny You might think of hunger as a few belly rumbles before dinner. But in many countries hunger takes on a much more frightening form. Every day, 815 million people live in hunger, according to the United Nations (UN). Experts predict that a further two...
Photo: Alex Carter The internet is flooded with awe-inspiring pictures of white sand beaches, mountaintop views, and everyday travelers volunteering around the world. After a while you start to think, “How can I get there? How can I make this happen for me?” Why not...
Considering volunteering over Christmas? Learn more about Christmastime in India. India is the country that really does have everything. Within its vast borders you’ll find an incredible range of ancient traditions, culinary delights, languages and landscapes. This...
I’ll forever remember the day I sat in front of my computer screen after just receiving confirmation from GVI that I had booked a six-week short-term internship in Thailand. A place so foreign and with a language I could not speak, but with a program, I was highly...
Rich history, fascinating culture, and new friends: let this be your inspiration for an unforgettable gap year experience in The Kingdom of Cambodia. Give your gap year meaning by setting aside some time to participate in one of GVI’s volunteer programs. You’ll be...
This World Tourism Day we're taking a look at how to be a responsible tourist. Show how much you love the countries you travel to by supporting sustainable tourism. Every traveler can choose whether they have a positive impact on local communities and environments....
So you’ve made the incredible decision to volunteer at one of the two programs at GVI’s new location in Ghana. While teaching primary and secondary school children, or helping to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Cape Coast, Ghana, there are...
Does the length of a volunteer program affect its outcomes? Short-term volunteering overseas is viewed negatively by some, but with the right planning, a brief stint can be as effective as a longer stay. Some good things take time – others can happen quickly....
Want to make a difference and travel the world? Find a wildlife volunteer holiday you're passionate about and have a direct impact on the planet. Responsible volunteer holidays are one of the best ways to interact with animals in a sustainable and ethical way. You...
Photo: lokoperucho Have you always wanted to volunteer in Peru but aren’t sure how to make the most of your time in South America? Learn more about Peru’s capital city, Lima – it has something to offer every type of traveler. Perhaps when you think of Peru, Machu...
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