Helping from Home! Fundraiser for Cambodia sets an Example

Darron has gone above and beyond with international service. Globalteer’s Cambodia alum Darron is living proof that service doesn’t have to stop after placement. Darron has put great effort into fundraising for Cambodia’s Helping Hands School: Since finishing his initial exchange in 2018, Darron has continued his efforts to help and raised over $7,000 for the project by himself.  To put the […]

The Forgotten Bear | How Do We Improve Sun Bear Conservation?

Why should Sun Bear Conservation be at the front of our minds? The world is currently home to eight species of bears, that live across five of its seven continents. They can climb trees and swim & have a better sense of smell than dogs. And half of all its species are threatened with extinction. […]

Choosing Your Volunteer Project

Which Globalteer project is right for you? Choosing a volunteer project that suits you best can be a difficult task. Especially when there are so many worthwhile opportunities on offer! We hope this flowchart can help you choose a volunteer project by narrowing down the Globalteer opportunities to the ones which best fit your interests. […]

How Cultural Exchange Enhances your Experience!

A brief explanation of cultural exchange. You may have read the words “cultural exchange” a few times on our mission and vision pages, but what does that even mean? As more people choose to go abroad and borders break beneath us, understanding what a cultural exchange experience is and how it impacts the mission of a nonprofit is paramount.  Put simply, cultural […]

Experiencing Cultural Diversity

Why Consider It When Volunteering Abroad One of the most beautiful things about travelling is to experience the diversity of cultures that exist in the world. This will open up your eyes and widen your perspective. Indeed, it gives you a different point of view than what you might be used to from you home […]

Top Tips to be a Sustainable Traveller

Guide for Sustainable Travel With increasing possibilities to travel, more and more people decide to wander off for a holiday further away from their homes. However, a growing number of travellers wish to be more cautious about the trace they are leaving behind when exploring the world. Therefore, the interest is rising in “sustainable travel” […]

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy When you’re looking for a volunteer placement overseas, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. You want to work with children, and you want to do some good. But how can you be certain that your volunteer organisation of choice is really helping children? Question the […]

Voluntourism

Voluntourism “Voluntourism” is the merging of volunteering and tourism – the growing trend of people travelling to do some good in other communities. While not inherently bad, the term has developed negative connotations due to recent criticism in the media. Although this criticism is sometimes accurate, voluntourism is not a black and white issue. It […]

How To Volunteer Abroad for Free

Volunteer Abroad for Free It is a common misconception that all volunteering is free. While in Australia there are many free volunteering opportunities, this is not always the case when volunteering abroad. Many people become disheartened when discovering that volunteering overseas can come with a fee. However this does not mean that is is not […]