The Globalteer Team
The Globalteer team is split between two main offices: Our Peru office in Cusco
is our South American volunteer hub and is also where we handle volunteer applications as well as all of our marketing and admin. Our office in Siem Reap, Cambodia
is our Southeast Asain hub and of course where we host many of our Cambodia volunteers. We also have a permanent member of staff in Medellin, Colombia
who looks after all our Colombia volunteers.
Find out more about the people that make Globalteer tick by going to our Meet The Team
Our VisionA world where human and animal suffering are minimised and the future of our planet is safeguarded by effectively harnessing the goodwill of people who share our vision.
The Globalteer Mission
- To provide appropriate support to responsible and sustainable projects working in community development, wildlife rescue, and environmental conservation.
- To raise awareness of the plight of the communities with whom we work and create lifelong ambassadors for the projects with which we work.
Globalteer's Charitable ObjectivesGlobalteer is a registered charity in the UK (registration number 1119706).
As a registered charity, Globalteer is legally required to ensure that 100% of all monies received are used to achieve the charitable objectives.
To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially disadvantaged communities.
Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
To promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage, and to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals.
- To work with projects that meet genuine local needs, as identified by the communities they serve, and that meet our criteria for sustainability and responsibility.
- To work closely with our partner projects to ensure that all volunteer placements are of genuine value to the project and are in keeping with the projects’ short term goals and long term objectives
- To place suitably experienced volunteers within approved partner projects on tasks where there is a local shortage of necessary skills.
- To encourage the transfer of volunteer skills to local staff wherever possible.
- To help fund the continued development of partner projects through volunteer donations and post-placement volunteer fund raising.
- To help all our partner projects to become fully self-funded and locally managed with minimal requirement for external support.
- To continually assess the needs of the communities with whom we work and identify new partners and new initiatives as necessary.
Globalteer’s HistoryGlobalteer was founded as a UK non-profit organisation in June 2006 and quickly achieved full charity status by June 2007. We are fully accredited by the Charities Commission of England and Wales.
Globalteer recognised that overseas NGO’s could gain a great deal from the volunteer support, access to international funding and the additional skills that we provide.
- Since 2008 Globalteer has placed over 2,000 volunteers at selected community and wildlife projects in SE Asia and South America.
- Since 2008 our volunteer placement programme has enabled us to spend over £1.7m ($2.6m) on achieving our charitable objectives.
- In 2007 Globalteer founded the Grace House Community Centre near Siem Reap, which now offers free education to more than 250 underprivileged children in three rural villages.
- From humble beginnings Grace House, now managed independently has grown into a well-respected, holistic community project and model for many new NGOs.
- In 2010 Globalteer set up the Picaflor House Community Project in a small village near Cusco in Peru where up to 60 children a day receive free supplementary education and organised fun activities in a safe haven.
- In 2013 Globalteer took on the management of Helping Hands Cambodia. The project runs a school for 230 students, provides breakfast to 100 children attending the school, provides university scholarships and provides argricultural training to the local community.
- In 2012 Globalteer formed its first ever Malaysian project partnership with a marine and turtle conservation project in Borneo, bringing our total number of wildlife and conservation partner projects to seven.
- Globalteer now works with six community projects in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia, which between them offer free supplementary education and shelter to over 1,000 underprivileged children, and bring clean drinking water to thousands of villagers.
- In 2009 Globalteer launched its Siem Reap Junior Soccer League in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with 18 teams from 10 charity projects. It now has over 700 players from more than 50 teams in over 24 organisations and schools.
- In 2012 Globalteer added daily football and volleyball coaching to the weekend programme, bringing the number of children benefitting from the sports programme to over 1,000.
- 2012 also saw the launch of the first ever girls’ soccer league, and a young adult training programme which aims to teach selected youngsters to be professional soccer referees and coaches.
- In addition Globalteer has undertaken a number of ad hoc activities to answer the needs of the communities with whom we work, including accounting, marketing and child protection advice.
- In 2012 Globalteer arranged for a UK-trained intensive care nurse to run first aid training for 135 Khmer and western staff from over 20 NGOs and schools in and around Siem Reap.
- In 2013, following five months of work with two UK teachers and various partner projects, Globalteer produced a bespoke teaching handbook for volunteers assisting English teachers in the developing world.
TrusteesGlobalteer has four Trustees and one General Manager of operations: