Global Vision International

Global Vision International

Formed in 1997, Global Vision International (GVI) was built in support of, and to service, international charities, not-for-profits, and in-destination governmental agencies through volunteering opportunities, internship programs, training, and direct funding. Annually, they direct more than 3,000 applied volunteers to over 100 international programs.

As an organization GVI is committed equally to its volunteers and in-destination partners. They offer safe, responsible travel experiences, modern training, and more, while 70% of their volunteer contributions are spent directly in the field.

Why we love ’em?

GVI supports dozens of environmental organizations, community groups, and governmental agencies through their volunteer programs. Their programs offer deep cultural immersion and opportunities to build career skills while supporting wildlife conservation and community development.

Economic Responsibility:

Typically 60-70% of volunteer contributions go directly to the project.The GVI Charitable Trust has raised more than $1,500,000 in donations for their partners.

Environmental Responsibility:

GVI uses local suppliers and businesses.They use sustainable practices in project operations including recycling, plastic reduction practices, and more.They will have carbon offsetting programs at all of their projects by 2015.

Social Responsibility:

Volunteers are trained to learn about local customs and norms.Their programs help to educate and train local residents and employ local staff. Their National Scholarship Programme offers training for local residents and helps to build capacity for local organizations.

Learn more about Global Vision International’s volunteer programs and expeditions here.

Global Vision International

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