With over 150 volunteer projects and 3,500 volunteers in 60 countries each year, GVI offers the opportunity for you to make an impact on a variety of communities. All of their programs are sustainable as long-running projects, meaning they can make the biggest positive impact possible on the local community. This month, one lucky winner will get to choose a place on one of the following two-week conservation programmes by Global Vision International:
Jaguar conservation in Costa Rica
Assist in the protection of endangered Jaguars, whilst living and working in the heart of Costa Rica’s Tortuguero rainforest. You will help search for signs of jaguars and their prey by setting up remote cameras and surveying a 16-mile stretch of a turtle nesting beach. Through this unique and active training you will have the opportunity to understand the rainforest and the variety of wildlife that depend on its future. More info >
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Tracking dolphins in Kenya
Assist with valuable dolphin research in the stunning Kisite-Mpunguti marine protected area in Kenya's Indian Ocean. From the GVI boat you will collect information on dolphin location, behaviour and population to continue the successful dolphin conservation effort in this area of Kenya. More info >
Marine expedition in Thailand
Assist in coastal and marine conservation as a member of this international team in the beautifully dramatic Phang Nga, Thailand. Alongside hands-on conservation activities, you will become immersed in the culture through various community initiatives to promote environmental education and in the delivering of English programmes. More info >
How to enter
For your chance to win, all you have to do is log in or sign up to the Rough Guides Community and write your answer to the question, "Where is your must-see destination for 2014?", posted here.
GVI is a social enterprise supporting critical conservation and community development projects around the world. GVI provides the opportunity for individuals aged 15+ to get involved in these projects either as volunteers, interns, students or responsible tourists and make a difference from the ground up. From sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica to teaching sports in Kerala, GVI runs over 100 projects in 13 countries.