Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Day

Zoom call : 18 June 2022

16h00–18h00 BST | 11h00–13h00 EST

You would love to join a meaningful GVI social development program, but it’s a big decision and you want to find out more.

Our free Virtual Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover first-hand what GVI is all about.

Connect with our passionate staff and participants to learn more, ask questions and get a special Open Day offer.

Event Details

Zoom details

Zoom call : 18 June 2022

16h00–18h00 BST | 11h00–13h00 EST

We know you have a desire to immerse yourself in diverse communities all over the world. You are drawn to sharing a common cause with like-minded people, to contribute to social impact challenges together.

You want to say yes to an experience that will be truly significant – filled with diverse cultures, food, languages and friendships. You also want to make a lasting impact.

At GVI’s next Open Day you’ll get all the information you need to help you make a decision that could influence the rest of your life.

This Virtual Open Day is for you if you want to

  • Hear directly from past participants as they share their personal experiences
  • Learn about our community and marine conservation programs in Fiji and Thailand
  • Ask questions and get feedback from our staff, alumni and ambassadors
  • Connect with passionate change-makers from all over the world
  • Learn about the importance of seagrass from our oceanography expert, Maria Ingreso

You will also get exclusive access to a special GVI Open Day offer. If you make your booking and pay a deposit of £100/US$190 by midnight Monday 20 June 2022 (EST), you’ll qualify for an additional £100/US$190 off your booking. If you use this offer, you can also pay your program off in instalments at no extra cost (usually a fee of £125/US$250 applies).

Dip your toes – and then take the plunge.

Schedule of events



GVI: Where to start?

15 minutes



Making an impact in Dawasamu, Fiji

20 minutes



Seagrass: an overlooked ocean hero

10 minutes



Making an impact in Phang Nga, Thailand

20 minutes



My GVI experience

15 minutes



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


Physical Oceanography Expert, 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...


Program Manager, GVI Fiji

Michele has been with GVI for an impressive 10 years and currently manages our programs in Fiji. She began her journey as a volunteer on a GVI pr...


Ambassador Program Manager, GVI Central Support

Brooklyn first volunteered with GVI in 2014, and has spent time working in Seychelles, South Africa, Nepal and Thailand, she is responsible for managing and engaging with all ou...


Senior Program Coordinator, GVI Thailand

Originally from the UK, Katie has worked internationally for a number of years and enjoys spending time with people from different cultures and b...