Travel the World Volunteering

Programmes with Global Vision International – ideal for the over 50s

Kids faces in Mexico

Kids faces in Mexico

Childcare in Mexico

Childcare in Mexico

One of the children in Cape Town

One of the children in Cape Town

Volunteer in Cape Town

Volunteer in Cape Town

Marine Conservation in the Seychelles

Marine Conservation in the Seychelles

Weekends in the Seychelles

Weekends in the Seychelles

Global Vision International (GVI) was formed in 1997 to provide support and services to international charities, NGO’s and governmental agencies. Through their international network of over 150 personnel in 13 countries, GVI continues to support many critical conservation and humanitarian projects around the globe. – GVI is a non-political, non-religious organisation, which through its alliance with aid-reliant organisations throughout the world provides opportunities to volunteers to fill a critical void in the fields of environmental research, conservation, education and community development.

You will gain a vast amount from the volunteering experience, by leveraging life skills that you have acquired, seeing the world from a new perspective and having the satisfaction of helping people to lead a self-sustainable life in the future.

There are several programmes that are better suited to older, skilled volunteers, including teaching in Laos, Cape Town (childcare, education and healthcare), Seychelles (marine and wildlife conservation), Thailand (wildlife conservation) and Playa del Carmen in Mexico (healthcare, education, childcare).

To give you a better insight into a programme here is a more detailed description of how Educators are deployed

Qualified teachers can help provide a basic education across a variety of subjects to disadvantaged children and adults by contributing their skills towards a variety of different educational initiatives.

These projects are perfect for recent graduates, professionals on a career break or retirees looking to make a long-term sustainable impact on the futures of community members in developing countries around the world.

GVI need teachers willing and able to teach the following subjects
  • Primary education
  • Secondary and adult education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sport
  • Sign Language
  • IT
  • Construction
  • Mechanics
  • Education students
What attributes do you need?
  • A self-starter
  • Keen to both learn and share knowledge
  • Able and willing to follow local curricula and practices,
  • Understanding of local needs and cultural differences.
What things may you be doing?
  • Help local children and adults access education
  • Assist local schools and NGOs, and international NGOs such as Save the Children
  • Plan and teach classes independently
  • Assist and share knowledge with local teachers
  • Track students progress
  • Improve teaching and training materials

So you may be taking a break from your career or have retired but still want to remain active. Whatever your circumstances you can use your knowledge. Whether you have been a teacher, health professional, social worker or business executive, there will be a programme that will suit your background. And many volunteers go on to work for GVI so there is potential to move into a third age career

The work is very rewarding and in many destinations GVI can offer accommodation upgrades to enable volunteers to have their own rooms.

For more information about the programmes go to
www.gvi.co.uk/skilled-volunteering

For more background information about Global Vision International go to www.gvi.co.uk

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