Join our Virtual Open Day

Join our Virtual Open Day

Zoom call : 10 Dec 2022 | 11:00–13:30 EST | 16:00–18:30 GMT

If you’ve got your eye on one of GVI’s community development programs, and you’d like to find out more – this is your chance.

Our next free Virtual Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get more information, hear from participants, ask your questions and receive a special Open Day offer.

Event Details

Zoom details

Zoom call : 10 Dec 2022 | 11:00–13:30 EST | 16:00–18:30 GMT

You’re a changemaker. You want to make a positive difference in the world. To travel to incredible countries, help empower local communities and immerse yourself in beautiful new cultures.

You want to unite with like-minded people from around the globe to exchange stories, share meals, and leave a lasting impact that is ethical and sustainable.

But perhaps you’re nervous about what to expect? Or maybe you’re wondering what volunteering or interning is really about, and what makes GVI so special? Or you’re keen to explore other options – like doing our online courses, or volunteering virtually? 

At GVI’s next Open Day you’ll receive all the information you need to put your mind at ease, and get you excited about your next adventure. 


This Virtual Open Day is for you if you want to:

  • Find out more about GVI, our story, programs and options.
  • Hear directly from past participants as they share their personal experiences.
  • Learn about our community and conservation programs in Costa Rica and Thailand.
  • Learn about the differences between in-person and virtual internships.
  • Find out more about our under-18 programs created specifically for teens.
  • Ask questions and get feedback from our staff, alumni and ambassadors.
  • Connect with passionate changemakers from all over the world.

Schedule of events



GVI programs overview

15 minutes



Making an impact in Phang Nga, Thailand

20 minutes



GVI alumni experience

10 minutes



GVI under 18 programs

20 minutes



Making an impact in Cartago, Costa Rica

20 minutes



GVI internships: how to make an impact in-person

20 minutes



GVI virtual internships: how to make an impact remotely

20 minutes



Why GVI?

20 minutes

Whilst places are free, spaces are limited and must be pre-booked on a first come, first served basis.

The GVI Open Day takes place over Zoom, and a link will be sent to you via email and text message the day before the event. 

No Zoom account is needed and in the event that you would like to download Zoom, the free version is perfectly suitable. 

If you are a first-time Zoom user, don’t sweat, it’s easy to use. Please note that GVI presenters and other attendees will not be able to see you via video or hear you via sound. You are welcome to engage with us and each other by typing in the chat box and ask the presenter questions in real-time via the Q&A box, which will then be answered live.

Get acquainted with your open day presenters

Vanessa (she/her)

Senior Program Manager, GVI Thailand

In 2017, Vanessa joined GVI as  teaching volunteer in India. After 2 months, she  joined the staff team! She is responsible for the smooth runnin ...

Abby (she/her)

Program Manager, GVI Costa Rica

Originally from the USA, Abby has spent the past decade calling many different places home. Her educational background is in Linguistics and she ...

Maria (she/her)

Ambassador and Outreach Coordinator, GVI Central Support

Maria is the GVI Ambassador and Outreach Coordinator. She studied marine biology and oceanography, and is passionate about the ocean and all it h ...

Siobhan (she/her)

Virtual Internships Manager, GVI Central Support

Siobhan is the Virtual Internships Manager at GVI! She has a degree in Zoology, and has worked in the fields of wildlife conservation, environmen ...