10 Reasons To Volunteer With Globalteer

Volunteering abroad offers you the opportunity to mix travelling and giving back to the less fortunate. Additionally, volunteering allows you to meet people from diverse backgrounds and make memories that will last a lifetime. Finally, volunteering has also been shown to improve your physical and mental health. If you have ever considered volunteering, this blog will offer you 10 reasons why you should volunteer with Globalteer.

Globalteer is a UK registered Charity and operates overseas empowering communities through better opportunities and care for people and animals in need.

Volunteers at the sea turtle project"
Volunteer with underprivileged children in Peru"

Reasons to Volunteer with Globalteer

1. Travel and give back: volunteering abroad offers you the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world while giving back. Globalteer has programmes in Peru, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Laos, Thailand Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, and Argentina. Volunteering with Globalteer gives you the perfect reason to visit the country that you have always fantasized about visiting.

2. Different themes to choose from: Globalteer has a variety of volunteer programmes to choose from. This includes working with underprivileged children, helping with rescued cats and dogs, and even volunteering at an elephant sanctuary. Whatever your interests, Globalteer is sure to have a programme that interests you.

3. Accepts different combinations of people: whether you want to volunteer alone or with a group, Globalteer is able to accommodate different combinations of people. Globalteer is able to accommodate individuals, groups, and those that want to volunteer as a family. It is worth noting that ‘family’ is not limited to legal and biological definitions, but applies to any people who consider themselves a family. Finally, there is no minimum age to volunteer as those under 18 are able to volunteer, and we’ve even had volunteers over 70 years.

4. Globalteer will be with you ever step of the way: from the moment you apply for one of our programmes until the final day of your volunteership, you will always be in contact with a member of the Globalteer team. This is not always the case with every volunteer programme. Sadly, volunteers in other programmes have found themselves being left alone for prolonged durations of their volunteership. With Globalteer, you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way.

5. Teaching children valuable skills: volunteering with your children is a great way to teach children certain skills and instill certain values. As discussed in our blog, children are able to see that the world is bigger than they could possibly imagine. Additionally, they would learn about problems being faced by millions of people around the world, which should develop empathy, compassion, and respect for others and their cultures.

Volunteer at elephant sanctuary in Thailand"
Volunteer at Amazon Conservation Project"

6. Volunteering creates a culture of volunteering: those who volunteer are likely to keep volunteering in the future, especially when introduced as children. This benefits the NGO sector as a whole as volunteers play an important part of progressing organizational goals.

7. Learn about different cultures and experiences: volunteering with Globalteer gives you access to countries that you might not have visited before. While volunteering and interacting with locals, you will be able to learn about different cultures and different ways of life. Living and working with locals would foster empathy and self-efficacy which will help you when you return from your travels.

8. Improves employment prospects: volunteering abroad can improve your employment prospects in a number of ways. As discussed in our blog, volunteering abroad can help you learn a new language. This improves employment prospects as hiring managers are increasingly looking for bilingual candidates. While volunteering, you can also gain professional experience which will help you in your job search. Finally, volunteer experience can also be used to support university applications, with student volunteers standing out more than non-volunteers.

9. Expanding social and professional networks: volunteering offers you the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and professionals with common interests. Not only will you be able to meet friends and make memories for a lifetime, you will also be able to connect with fellow professionals which may lead to professional opportunities in the future.

10. Improves physical and mental health: volunteering has been shown to improve your physical and mental health. As different volunteer programmes involve various levels of physical activity, you will become fitter during your volunteership. Studies have shown that volunteering can also be beneficial for your mental health. Volunteering has been shown to decrease stress levels, depression, anxiety, and boost your overall health and satisfaction in life.

Volunteer at Helping Hands School in Cambodia"
volunteer with dog"
Conclusion

Volunteering can benefit your career, provide you with memorable experiences, and also be beneficial for your physical and mental wellbeing. And the benefits don’t end with you, but extend to organizations and their beneficiaries. With so many reasons to volunteer, I encourage you to volunteer with Globalteer by clicking on the tab below.