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, […]

Volunteer and Save the Turtles!

BBC and Sir David Attenborough’s smash hit sequel, Planet Earth II, has taken the world by storm; not only for bringing joy to millions of people with it’s breathtaking insight in to some of the world’s amazing wildlife, but also – on occasion – leaving viewers upset and distressed.  The season finale, shown in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten years of volunteering abroad – Globalteer’s Milestones

A great deal has been achieved by all the projects that Globalteer has worked with over the last decade, and over the coming week we will be highlighting just a few of the wonderful success stories we have been privileged to play a part in.None of it would be possible without the dedication and commitment […]

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 […]

Volunteering with Sea Turtles

Olive RidleyThe Olive Ridley sea turtle is named for the generally greenish color of its skin and shell. They are found only in warmer waters including the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are the smallest of the sea turtles, weighing up to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and reaching only about 2 feet (65 […]