Contribute to the development and improvement of infrastructure within a developing community. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on skills in the construction and renovation of jungle gyms, educational facilities, bathrooms, and more, while also supporting environmental education initiatives and health workshops.
GVI measures a project's impact against the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and ensures that ethical best practices are adhered to.
In your free time, travel around Nepal, participating in a Himalayan trek, stay on one of over 300 tropical islands in Fiji, or adventure around the jungles of Costa Rica.
- Experience day-to-day life in a remote village in Fiji, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and the deep set valleys of Nepal, surrounded by Himalayan mountain ranges.
- Learn how to travel and volunteer ethically in a way that creates a sustainable impact and supports the UN SDGs.
- Meet people from other parts of the world and learn about different cultures and traditions.
- Try various ethnic cuisines.
- Become a global citizen, with a better understanding of global conservation issues.
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.
Stay in Pokhara, enjoying artful reflections off Phewa Lake, surrounded by the Himalayas. Together with fellow GVI participants, assist to develop the infrastructure of various local learning environments. This will support the improvement of the health and safety of students, and encourage a higher standard of education. Collaborate with local partners to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.
Facilitate WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) workshops in Dawasamu, a remote village, to encourage health and wellbeing, and assist with waste management projects alongside community partners, and other GVI participants. Learn how to install rainwater harvesting systems and contribute to long-term solutions for water scarcity in the area.
In Quepos, a beach town, be part of sustainable community development efforts to restore and construct local infrastructure, and assist with long-term gardening and produce initiatives. Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.