Group Volunteering | Why is it important? | Globalteer

What is Group Volunteering? Why is it Important? You may of heard about a friend’s summer vacation, how she travelled to Cambodia to volunteer for a few weeks. She had an amazing experience and made lots of friends from around the world. You admire her, she has exciting stories of travelling and humanitarian volunteering and, […]

10th Anniversary: Younger volunteers’ life-changing experiences

Volunteering abroad is not just for teenagers, students and gap year backpackers. But to say Globalteer doesn’t get its fair share of young volunteers would be untrue. We get loads of young volunteers and we love them! Individuals, couples, friends, and university groups are regulars at our projects and this year we have even put […]

Seven common scams to avoid when volunteering abroad

There’s a lot of truth in that old saying, “forewarned is forearmed” and at Globalteer we are firm believers that if you know about the most common travel scams before you set off, then you are less likely to fall victim to them.Of course we also provide extensive support and country-specific advice to all of […]

Packing like a pro for your volunteer placement!

To pack, or not to pack it … that is the question. Packing for an overseas volunteer placement can sometimes be the hardest part of getting ready for your trip as those yes, maybe and no packing piles – and a feeling of overall confusion – continue to grow as your departure date gets closer and […]

Travelling to Latin America? Read our Zika update.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has all but disappeared from the headlines for now, but it has not disappeared from Central and South America. With eight Globalteer projects located in four countries in Latin America, many volunteers are asking how they can minimise risks of catching the virus and how worried they should be in the […]

10 reasons to volunteer abroad at least once in your lifetime

Are you thinking of volunteering, but are still a little unsure if it is for you? Are you worried that volunteering is just another word for a holiday or that you won’t really be helping out?Whatever concerns you have, it can be a big and life-changing decision, especially if you haven’t previously travelled or volunteered […]

10 great volunteer projects to escape the southern winter

1. Borneo Marine and Sea Turtle ConservationVisiting Borneo between May and September, is the perfect time to experience the best weather this tropical island can offer. However, not only is it the balmiest and driest season, hitting temperatures of around 32-33 degrees a day, you’ll be scuba diving in the crystal clear waters focusing on […]

10 volunteering ideas to escape the winter

1. Cambodia Community ProjectIf you want the complete opposite to winter, Cambodia is the place to be! You can spend your weekdays working with local communities to provide better education, access to clean drinking water, food and farming support, or help empower marginalized women. And then enjoy your nights and weekends swimming, having a few […]

Volunteer with Howler Monkeys

The Black Howler monkey (Alouatta caraya), is the largest and loudest New World monkey (i.e. native to South and Central America), and it’s the loudest land animal. Its call and especially a group’s communal howling (a group roar) can be heard up to three miles (4.8km) away! These social primates live high in the trees of […]