GVI is an award-winning organisation that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. All our programmes are run in in partnership with acclaimed international partners like Save The Children, WWF, The Red Cross, PADI, Project AWARE, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and the National Parks of South Africa, Costa Rica, Seychelles, Mexico and Thailand, among others. Formed in 1997, we have been operating our award-winning programmes for over two decades and over 25,000 participants have volunteered or interned with us. GVI consists of a vibrant group of friendly staff members who regard each other as family and passionately work together towards making a difference in the world.


GVI Programs

Teaching & Community Development Internship in South Africa

Join our international team in the spectacular city of Cape Town and work with children from the local townships while developing teaching experience and qualifications on this long term internship. The ...

Wildlife Research Expedition in South Africa

Play a hands-on role in the long-term conservation of African wildlife on this expedition. Enjoy first-class wildlife viewing and live on a game reserve in the heart of Southern Africa. This conservation ...

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Renowned for friendly people and a relaxed pace, Laos is a perfect place to visit for volunteer travel, and teaching monks could be a great and rewarding way to spend your time while you are there. Many rural ...

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Thailand's Chiang Mai Province is home to the local Karen community and GVI volunteers get to work and live in this interesting village. The local community have worked with elephants for hundreds of years and ...

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Join critical conservation efforts on this marine expedition and be an active member of Global Vision International's Marine Research team in the Indian Ocean, just off the Seychelles. The expedition base is ...

Safari Field Guide Course in South Africa

Travel to South Africa’s Lowveld region in Mahlahla in the Limpopo province and join us on a Safari Field Guide Course. Where better to train to become a qualified field guide than in one of the best big game ...

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A very eye-opening experience

It was a really eye opening experience.The combination of the presentation followed by the actual field work was a perfect way of learning and motivating us to make a difference. The counselors were...

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Emma King, 40

United Kingdom

An amazing adventure!

I've just finished several weeks as a volunteer on the GVI Coastal Conservation programme with GVI, and I have had a truly spectacular time. I was a little nervous travelling abroad alone,...

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Cameron Brewer, 16


A summer to remember!

This GVI experience made the summer of 2018 one to remember! I made new friends and learnt crucial life skills that made me more independent. It has made my future brighter as I can say that I have...

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