Global Vision International (GVI) was formed in 1998 to provide support and services to international charities, non-profits and governmental agencies through volunteering opportunities and direct funding.
GVI is guided by a unique commitment to its volunteers and to its partners. To the volunteer it offers safe responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities and facilitates the ability to make a real difference. To its partners it commits all research ownership rights and all work is undertaken fully under their direction, in conjunction with the local community.
GVI is a non-political, non-religious organization, which through its alliance with over 150 project partners in over 30 countries, provides opportunities to volunteers to fill a critical void in the fields of environmental research, conservation, education and community development.
International partners include South African National Parks Board, Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund, Jane Goodall Institute, Rainforest Concern and Kenyan Wildlife Service.
In 2006, 78% of all volunteer contributions received were spent directly in the field.