I have now volunteered with GVI twice - in Seychelles and South Africa on wildlife conservation projects, both experiences were genuinely life changing. The staff are incredible, providing support from the very beginning, and the people that you meet become life-long friends because they are all like-minded individuals looking to make a difference.
I had very little knowledge and no experience of wildlife conservation before volunteering with GVI but that didn't affect my contribution and experience. GVI have provided the tools I need to start a career in conservation if I want to.
10000% recommend to anyone looking to give back while travelling, have a career break and learn something new, or gain valuable experience for a career.
I am now receiving regular job updates from GVI and I am planning another trip with GVI next year.