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, […]

Colombia Kids Project Sport’s Day

Sports Activity Day at our Colombia Kids Project! One of the most important children’s programmes is the Colombia Kids Project. Twice a week, representatives from a sports association which belongs to the mayor of Medellin’s office come to the project to assist in preparing various activities for the children. The sports include playing football, games, […]

Volunteering in Colombia Spotlight: Stefan

Volunteering in Colombia I spent two weeks volunteering in Colombia with Globalteer at their Colombia Kids project. It was one of the best experiences of my life. You can really feel that your help is needed and that you really are making a difference. It’s wonderful to see kids learning from you, doesn’t matter if it […]

10 Years of Responsible Volunteering: What it meant to me – Community volunteers look back

Teaching kids, coaching sports, digging wells or working with marginalised women. Volunteering with Globalteer’s community projects can bring you a huge sense of achievement, and make you feel deeply rewarded for your work. Whilst the most important part of any volunteer’s placement is the  impact of their work, we believe that volunteering can have as […]

10 Years of Responsible Volunteering: Never too old to volunteer

Over the last ten years Globalteer has welcomed volunteers of all ages – from gap year students right through to retirees. To date with think our most mature volunteer was 80! But age means nothing in the world of international volunteering – what really matters is ability and attitude. So here we feature some of […]

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 […]

10th Anniversary: The impact of community volunteering

It’s day three of our tenth anniversary celebrations and today we are looking at the amazing work our community projects and their volunteers. But more specifically we want to look at the difference these projects really make. Because what’s the point of helping out if the projects don’t actually make a tangible difference?Globalteer’s community projects […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca

“I have already recommended volunteering at the Colombia Kids Project to people I know. It was a great experience and I would do it again.”Rebecca is a British illustrator who volunteered for six weeks at the Colombia Kids Project in February and March 2016. Here she talks about her special time at the project. Choosing […]

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 […]