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Experiencing the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

July 7th, 2016 San Jose, Costa Rica volunteers

Travelling just over 12,000km from my small home town of Wanaka, New Zealand to San Jose, Costa Rica and living there for 2 months was exactly the exciting, scary experience I wanted after just finishing my commerce degree. Desire for a tropical get away, a few years studying Spanish, and the urge to do a […]

Making a difference in Nepal

March 29th, 2016 Everyday

In April, 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake that left hundreds of communities leveled and nearly 3 million people displaced.  The traumatic experience is still being felt today with aftershocks continuing to ripple through the country and tens of thousands still homeless. Watching the earthquake’s effects unfold on tv or through other news […]

Volunteer Impact in Uganda

February 5th, 2016 alex 2010

In our previous blog post, we gave you a cheeky little insight into what volunteering in Uganda looks like. Well, we’ve got a great story about community transformation through GVN’s volunteer abroad program. A story that starts out with a Ugandan family founding a primary school, and ends with a village transforming education, conservation and farming program. A venture that […]

What Volunteering In Uganda Looks Like

January 15th, 2016 little dudes, Mukono

Ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer in Uganda? We thought why not hear it directly from Leslie – director of GVN’s Uganda partner! Volunteering overseas provides an amazing cultural exchange experience for people of all ages and nationalities. But there’s not a lot of photographic evidence of this floating around the internet. Instead, we […]

GVN Foundation in 2016

January 2nd, 2016 Bamboo-GVN

Happy New Year from the GVN Foundation! What a year 2015 has been! This year, the GVN Foundation said goodbye to the exceptional Director of Operations Fiona Millar but is thrilled with her decision to continue pursuing a career in social justice and international development with a new position in Auckland, New Zealand (don’t forget to […]


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