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November 27, 2013 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

image001 (1)Travel to the USA on this wildlife rehabilitation programme, volunteering in a rescue centre that focuses on the care of the endangered mustang horse.

Located close to Orlando, Florida, this project offers amazing opportunities to not only contribute to the rehabilitation of neglected and abused mustang horses but also to ride these powerful animals yourself. Even over the short term, volunteers may be able to see a radical difference in a horse. No particular skills are required as full training and instruction will be provided. Experienced riders will have the opportunity to ride these amazing horses in nearby trails and in the centre, while new riders can take lessons. During time off, you can enjoy the beautiful St. John’s National Wildlife Refuge or even discover the secrets of space exploration at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre.

http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/volunteer-horses-usa

GVI offers a 1 week trip from $AUD 1,709 per person. 

Assist With Veterinary Care In Nepal

Travel to Nepal to help with veterinary activities in the town of Pokhara while immersing yourself in the local culture amongst beautiful Himalayan scenery. Volunteers will have the opportunity to integrate animals, particularly dogs, into the community to improve their quality of life. Volunteers will not only aid in the sterilisation, vaccination and general medical care of unwanted animals, but also help educate the community in how to care for neglected animals. All necessary training is provided prior to carrying out any activities. Nepal, its traditions unchanged for centuries, is a very special destination and volunteers will be able to experience the local culture firsthand by living with a host family. For those adventurous at heart it is the perfect location: you can trek the surrounding hills, go white-water rafting or go on a weekend elephant safari during your time off.

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http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/veterinary-project-nepal

GVI offers a 2 week trip from $ AUD 1,445 per person.

Elephant Conservation In Thailand

Volunteer to help rehabilitate elephants rescued from working in tourist camps into the lush forest of Northern Thailand. This community project aims to reintroduce elephants back into the forest with the goal of having protected semi-wild elephant herds living in their natural habitat but supervised by their minders. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about elephants’ behaviour, some days assisting with health inspections and other days following the elephants into the forest to watch their reintroduction into the wild. You will be able to have very close encounters with these magnificent animals. Additionally, experience local village culture, visit temples in neighbouring towns and go walking to one of the spectacular waterfalls in Doi Inthanon National Park.

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http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/volunteer-elephants-thailand

GVI offers a 1 week trip from $AUD 1,522 per person. 

Turtle Conservation In Vanuatu 

Partake in vital sea turtle conversation in the paradise setting of Vanuatu, an island nation west of Fiji in the tropical South Pacific. The residents of Tasiriki village on Moso Island run a grassroots organisation to help with the nesting of the Hawksbill turtles. Volunteers will help survey the beach, capture and tag turtles, excavate nests, monitor hatchings and patrol the beach at night. Most of the activities are nocturnal, giving volunteers the opportunity to help the local village in other ways such as teaching in the kindergarten during the day. Life on the island is beautiful and relaxed when you’re not working – you live with fellow volunteers in traditional bungalows near the beach, learn about the culture of the local people and go swimming in some of the most beautiful turquoise waters in the world.

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http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/volunteer-turtles-vanuatu

GVI offers a 3 week trip from $AUD 2,202 per person. 

Conserve Coastal Forests and Angolan Colobus Monkeys In Kenya 

Travel to the remote but stunning Shimoni Peninsula in Kenya to help with the conservation of the Angolan black and white Colobus moneys and their coastal forest habitat. As a volunteer, you will help one of the world’s most critical population of these monkeys by conducting biodiversity surveys and researching primate behaviour. You will also study the flora and fauna, butterflies, and survey endangered dawn-birds. Volunteers’ research and contribution greatly helps local communities by giving them the information they need to protect this coastal forest and thereby save the Colobus monkeys and other endangered animals from extinction due to habitat loss. While on the project, volunteers live in a traditional Swahili village and can explore the nearby white-sanded beaches of Diani, home to Kenya’s most beautiful coral reefs and an important dolphin population.

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http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/volunteer-monkeys-kenya

GVI offers a 2 week trip from $AUD 1,641 per person. 

Dolphin Conservation in Fiji 

Volunteer in the research and conservation of spinner dolphins amongst the white-sand beaches and clear waters of Fiji in the South Pacific. The project this based on Fiji’s largest island, near the famous Moon Reef, the only place in Fiji where spinner dolphins use a reef as a habitat throughout the year. You will be surveying and researching dolphins on the Moon Reef five days a week, while also paying weekly visits to local schools to teach in the Environmental Awareness Program. It is a place of extraordinary natural beauty with turquoise waters and breathtaking vistas which volunteers get to experience firsthand living in an ocean-view eco-lodge. There is plenty to do on weekends off from island hopping to snorkelling and scuba diving to hiking volcanoes to visiting impressive waterfalls. 

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http://www.gviaustralia.com.au/programs/volunteer-dolphins-fiji

GVI offers a 2 week trip from $AUD 2,202 per person.

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