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Collaborate with GVI staff, partners, and participants from around the world in volunteer teaching in Asia, Africa, Australasia, or Latin America. You will have the opportunity to become a qualified TEFL teacher, while gaining first-hand experience in lesson planning, classroom management, and facilitation.
Support education initiatives in English language and literacy, sports education, public health workshops, and gender disparities within a community. All projects have short, mid, and long-term objectives that are measured against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Policy in place for ethical best practices.
In your free time, explore the merging Mekong and Nam Khan rivers in Luang Prabang, experience a peaceful boat ride along the canals and lakes in Kerala, trek along Himalayan trails in Pokhara, or traverse Incan ruins in Cusco with other like-minded international participants.
- Volunteer ethically to support the 17 UN SDGs.
- Hike to Everest base camp in Nepal, visit Machu Picchu in Peru, and connect with Buddhist novice monks in Laos.
- Expand your knowledge through experiential education by improving your teaching, leadership, and facilitation skills.
- Contribute towards women’s empowerment workshops, sports education, English language classes, and health education efforts with GVI staff, partners, and community members.
- Make lifelong friendships with participants from other parts of the world, and become a global citizen.
GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!
This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.
Reside in Kerala, a coastal state supporting a warm tropical climate, where you will engage in education programs, health projects, and income initiatives to encourage equal access for women and young girls. This supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, and Goal 4: Quality Education.
Gain hands-on experience while assisting in a wide range of projects, such as, but not limited to; water and waste management, education, income generation, health awareness, women’s empowerment, and sustainable agriculture. Partnered with the local communities, you will be immersed in Fijian culture, understanding local dynamics better, while also meeting people from other parts of the world.
Teach English to Buddhist novice monks and local youth in the age-old city of Luang Prabang. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds an intricate history which merges religious and architectural heritage. GVI is committed to upholding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and maintains a strict Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy to ensure ethical best practices are in place.
In Pokhara, a city in central Nepal, support the education of pre-primary and primary school learners. You will work alongside local teachers to assist in the development of their educational resources, the children’s reading and mathematical abilities, motor coordination, conversational English skills, and social development. In your free time you could join nearby yoga classes, try out the local cuisine, or trek along Himalayan trails.