GVI: Alumni Network

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Break time and some students love to stay in class
Playing in the playground


Our Alumni Team works towards establishing and enhancing a continued relationship between GVI and our ex-volunteers. All our alumni members are contacted after the program to welcome them on board and show them how they can get involved in our alumni program. You will be kept up to date about our activities through quarterly newsletters.

We run three projects for our alumni to get involved with:
Campus Intern
Ambassador Project
Fundraiser Team

All GVI volunteers that return to the field can look forward to receiving a discounted program price. We love to see our volunteers returning to the field or staying involved with our Alumni program!

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.

Questions & Answers


based on 17 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.2
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Volunteering experience with GVI in Kenya

We, GVI staff and 7 volunteers, travelled over 7 hours on bumpy road to what felt and looked like the middle of nowhere arriving at the remote and beautiful village of Kasaini Lepolosi.
The landscape was amazing and i felt like i had stepped into a National Geographic magazine article.
We were greeted by the locals with great warmth and shyness. The locals consisted of Maasai and Kamba men, women and children.
We slept in an open hut on the ground each nigh under mosquito nets and the local men took turns guarding our camp against wildlife. We cooked and occasionally washed with water the local women collected by walking 1.5 hours to a creek and carrying it back on their heads and on their donkeys backs.
During the day we worked together with the locals to build a new Storage facility that will provide space which is optimal for storing partially preserved hides and skins before they are collected for export.
This space will also be used as a training centre to ensure top quality skins are being supplied for export, meaning higher prices can be fetched for the skins!
the purpose is to strengthened the capacity of the Kasaini Lepolosi comunity to survive without returning to poaching and charcoal burning.
I would recommend this trip or others like it to everyone- it is important to be open minded and not be compulsive about being clean!
My experience of hanging out with the Maasi people and playing football with the children is not one i will ever forget
i have come away from this experience feeling so grateful for all i have and have such admiration for the human spirit and how people with so little can be so loving and generous and joyful!

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Teaching in Krabi Thailand Is incredible!

I recently returned from teaching for one month in Krabi Thailand. I taught level one on the TEFL system. It was a wonderful time working side by side with experienced TEFL professionals. The country is home to some of the most gracious and welcoming people I have ever met on my travels. The staff will assist you in most anything you need, and show you around the local area and help you plan your own trips if you wish it. I highly recommend this trip to anybody who wishes to receive a well rounded education on teaching and a glorious experience.