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From $3,295/2weeks - $ 7,645/12weeks


Support conservation and economic development in Madagascar by volunteering to support English teaching.

Travel to the edge of Lokobe National Park, the sole remaining ancient rainforest on the island of Nosy Be. Here, you’ll assist park rangers with improving their English literacy so that they can better achieve their conservation goals. You’ll also work with teachers in the surrounding communities to improve the English literacy education they offer their students between the ages of six and 11.


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Positive Impact

Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.

Ethical Work

In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.

Beautiful Community

Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

  • Its tropical location and iconic animal species mean there are many opportunities to grow the ecotourism industry in Madagascar. Many local Malagasy people are very much aware of this and know that English language literacy is one more tool they can use to help them achieve this goal.On this program, you’ll be assisting local Malagasy people with accomplishing their English literacy goals. You’ll be based on the island of Nosy Be, a location with many tourism employment opportunities for local people. Our base is located on the edge of Lokobe National Park, the last remaining rainforest on the island, home to critically endangered lemur species and bordered by a tropical beach. In the mornings, you’ll take a short walk to the surrounding communities where you’ll work with local teachers to prepare English language literacy resources for their primary school learners. In the evenings, you’ll participate in conversational English workshops with local Lokobe National Park rangers. Other adults from local communities might also join these workshops.During the course of your program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the local Sakalava Malagasy dialect. In your free time, you can go swimming, snorkelling and diving in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean among coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins.



    Impact economic development

    • Assist local educators with English language classes aimed at improving access to economic and employment opportunities.

    Explore Lokobe National Park

    • Live and work on the edge of a national park that is filled with rare wildlife, tropical rainforest and adventure activities, and is walking distance from the beach.

    Get immersed in the community

    • Don’t just travel like a tourist. Become part of the local community and culture to experience a unique way of living – authentically.

    Contribute to enduring impact

    • Support and empower ongoing community development projects on the ground that are led by inspiring local NGOs.

    Join locally-led initiatives

    • Partner with social impact projects that are owned and led by local organisations who guide initiatives according to community priorities.

    Use your skills for good

    • Your unique expertise, skills and interests are matched to relevant community projects that address specific challenges.

    Make friends for life

    • Share meaningful experiences with like-minded, passionate changemakers from all over the globe.

    Enjoy a hassle-free, safe trip

    • With expert local staff, excellent reviews and 24/7 support at every step – you can relax and enjoy the experience stress-free.


    • Some of the example typical activities you could participate in on this program.

    Teacher training

    • Receive expert training on education project objectives and procedures, how to evaluate and monitor projects, and the local cultural context.

    English classes

    • Gain experience teaching English as a foreign language to children, young adults and women. Classes can be structured or informal.

    Teacher capacity building

    • Take on additional responsibilities such as working closely with our partner organisations to help train and upskill more local teachers.

    Professional development

    • Get crucial career-building exposure to working and communicating within a diverse team and a specific local context.

    Personal development

    • Develop self-awareness, leadership, resilience and confidence, with support and advice from experienced GVI staff members.

    Pursue individual passions

    • Use your spare time during the week to self-reflect, raise awareness about community issues on social media, or fundraise for a local project.

    Free time

    • In your free time on the weekend, visit national parks, the local market, enjoy the beach, or see what’s on offer in the bustling streets of Nosy Be.



    • Community empowerment
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Social issues
    • Student engagement
    • Teaching English as a second language
    • Teaching workshops
    • Volunteering
    • Cultural awareness
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Easily adaptable

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