Globalteer’s worldwide volunteer placements passed the 1,000 mark for the first time ever in 2011. Cambodian projects received the highest number, with more than 250 volunteers across the wildlife, community and children’s projects that Globalteer works with.
Globalteer also received more applications and successfully placed more volunteers in 2011 than ever before, proving that the global economic downturn has not yet managed to dampen everyone’s enthusiasm for giving up their time to help others.
Globalteer General Manager Jim Elliott said,
“There is still a huge need for help in the developing world but it is great that there are so many people willing to fill that need by volunteering their time and supporting the overseas projects. Volunteers provide valuable skills and valuable time allowing the projects to exist and grow. More volunteers mean more funding for the projects and allows Globalteer to support new and worthy causes that would otherwise struggle to survive.
The latest additions to Globalteer’s partner projects are an Indonesian wildlife conservation project on the island of Sulawesi, and a bear rescue centre just outside of Phnom Penh, bringing the number of projects it works with in South East Asia and South America to more than 20.
Annie Irving, Project Manager for partner project, Picaflor House in Cusco, Peru said,
“Picaflor House could not exist without the many volunteers who come from around the world to help us. Not only do their donations support our work with the children, but the volunteers also teach, they paint stools and pick up stones, they sweep floors and pick up rubbish…”
Globalteer works with children’s, community and wildlife projects in Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Peru and Colombia, offering support through fundraising and volunteer matching as well advice on marketing, accounting, financial best practice and child protection.
To find out more about volunteering opportunities with Globalteer, visit our Volunteer Projects page.