Global Travel Academy - Certificate in International Volunteering

Global Travel Academy's Certificate in International Volunteering is a 3-hour online course that will educate you on the best practices for volunteering responsibly and effectively while abroad. 

Comprised of real-life video content filmed throughout 12 countries - Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom, Morocco, Portugal, Brazil, Peru and the United States - combined with interactive learning activities, colloquial language and modern music, created to capture your attention and inspire wanderlust.

This online course covers:

  • Deciding to volunteer abroad and selecting a volunteer organisation
  • Managing expectations
  • Preparing for departure
  • Responsible volunteering
  • Understanding and respecting cultures
  • Building and managing relationships
  • Health and safety while volunteering
  • The role of an international volunteer
  • Cross cultural communication
  • Reverse culture shock

The Certificate in International Volunteering was written and curated by industry professionals to promote responsible and effective volunteering abroad.

Volunteer Industry Experts Include:

  • Megan Lee - Director of
  • Phil Sylvester - Travel Insurance Expert from World Nomads
  • Danny Ponce-Taylor - Program Director at GVI
  • Ben Brown - Head of Impact & Risk at IVHQ
  • Mitch Gordon - CEO of
  • Greg Bows - Managing Director of African Impact
  • Dr. Patrick Joseph - Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco


Start dates
Year Round
2 - 3 Hours (online) - suitable for career breaks of any length
What's included?
pre-departure support, training, qualification.
completion certificate, PDF workbook