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    Global Visions International Volunteer Abroad: Conservation & Community Development


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Costa Rica, Fiji, Greece, India, Kenya, Laos, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Nepal
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
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    GVI is a non-political, non-religious organization, which runs over 100 programs in 15 countries. GVI volunteers fill a critical void in the fields of environmental research, conservation, education and community development.

    We have been connecting thousands of change-makers, like you, with impactful environmental projects in some of the most vulnerable habitats on the planet, for over two decades. 


    GVI runs volunteer projects abroad in more than a dozen countries around the world, allowing you to make an impact through hands-on conservation work at our remote research stations.

    Discover offbeat locations, rare species and unique ecosystems for an unforgettable adventure. Join our global community of like-minded people and make a difference through projects that contribute to the protection of fragile ecosystems and endangered species.

    GVI is guided by a unique commitment to its volunteers and to its partners. To the volunteer it offers safe, responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities, and facilitates the ability to make a real difference.

    To our communities we commit all project ownership and all work undertaken to their direction, in conjunction with our local partners.