Location: Varies

Type of role: Short term contract

Start date: Flexible

Here at GVI, we run service-learning and leadership expedition programs for school and university groups all year around, across a number of our spectacular GVI locations. These include Costa Rica, South Africa, Tenerife, Greece, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico!

To assist us in running these programs effectively, we are looking for additional staff members to join our passionate teams on a short term basis. There could also be longer term opportunities available, depending on performance.

About the role

As a Service Learning Coordinator at one of our locations above, you will support the rest of the GVI team in the day-to-day running of the programs, and specifically assist with managing the participants and students who form part of our groups. The main goal of the Coordinator is to ensure our groups have the most fantastic experience during their time with GVI.

What you will do

  • Supporting in the running of projects and the daily running of the GVI base
  • Assisting with project work including planning sessions
  • Managing the groups on a day to day basis, ensuring they have a positive experience
  • Interacting with local partners for certain activities
  • Delivering presentations and training relevant to the project activities
  • Acting as an enthusiastic role model for participants  and providing guidance and mentorship
  • Working with the team to ensure the program operates to a high standard and all health and safety protocols are followed

What you will need


  • Passion for sustainable development
  • People-centric mindset – comfortable with being ‘on’ 24/7
  • Experience managing groups/participants/students (we will provide all project specific training in-country)


  • Previous GVI experience
  • Understanding of local culture
  • Driving Licence
  • Emergency First Response certified/trained

What we offer

Our packages include the following: flight contribution, food, accommodation, insurance and visa costs.

About us

GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise on a mission to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. We run programs in 13 countries worldwide aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

GVI is a platform for personal growth, and our staff have the ability to develop themselves across teams, departments, and even locations! We value passion, authenticity, entrepreneurship and innovation and treat all of our stakeholders with respect and compassion above everything else.

You can find out more about the types of work we do, and who we are as an organization here.

Next steps

Positions can vary in length; some may be 2 weeks, others 2 months. If you have participant/student management experience, are professional and passionate about the work we do, and are keen on a short term role this summer, we’d love to hear from you!

To tell us more about your availability and the locations that excite you, please complete the short application form.

Please note:

We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn’t always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.