Overcoming homesickness when volunteering / interning abroad

Volunteering abroad in a completely new country can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been far away from home before. It’s completely normal to miss home! It’s part of the process of adjusting… However, when you feel like it’s all a bit too much, there are many ways to make yourself feel more comfortable. Read […]

The Ripple Effect of Volunteering

Volunteering has deep impacts on you and the community you serve. Spending time volunteering connects you to like minded people and uses your time productively. It also creates a space for you to learn about systemic issues being addressed and your part in combating them. For the community you are working for, volunteering can alleviate […]

Why are there so many street dogs in Peru?

If you visit Cusco, the first thing you will notice are the hundreds of dogs roaming its streets. Even if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, travel blogs often mention street dogs when they talk about the city. Nevertheless, keep reading to find out more about the attitudes people have towards dogs in […]

How to plan to volunteer abroad

Volunteering abroad is both exciting and intimidating, but with careful research and planning, your trip can go smoothly and be packed with valuable experiences.  When choosing the organization that you will work with, research into how they sustainably support and empower local communities and how they get their project ideas. Sustainable Organisations If they are […]

Useful Spanish phrases for volunteering in Cusco

As stated on our website, speaking Spanish is not a requirement for working at one of our Latin American destinations. However, there are some situations where knowledge of a few Spanish phrases can be really useful!  There are many aspects of Peruvian Spanish which are slightly different to Castilian Spanish. Specifically, when coming to volunteer […]

A day in the life of a PAWS intern

As a paws intern you will be given the opportunity to do many different tasks to help our dedicated vet team. From looking after our post-surgery pups, to holding still some feisty cats (I recommend wearing gloves!) you will be able to experience an array of new things which I can guarantee you’ve never experienced […]

The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering in Colombia

Volunteering abroad is a great way to integrate your travels with fulfilling, meaningful work. Colombia, renowned for its coffee, its kindness, and Shakira, is another incredible country in which we run a volunteer project. There are dozens of reasons to visit Colombia so why not make the most of your travels by combining them with […]

Ultimate Guide to Volunteering in Peru

Peru is an enchanting and unique country. Home to the ancient Incan empire, the renowned Machu Picchu and ethereal Amazon rainforest, there’s no place quite like it. With constant mountain views, Peru is a wonderful place to connect to nature, as well as learning its rich history. Furthermore, the indigenous culture and biodiversity of Peru […]

Call In The Cavalry!

At Globalteer, we believe kindness and community to be essential to our cause. We were honoured to see this extended by the veteran charity, Call In the Cavalry. Their group volunteering trip abroad to Cusco has had a great impact on our Picaflor House project! Who are the Cavalry Volunteers? Call In The Cavalry are a […]

Volunteering Abroad as a Couple

Relationships require a little bit of magic to thrive. It’s why couples are always looking for new things to experience, like fun dates or vacations. Volunteering is another way to strengthen your bond — especially if you spend time away from home. These are the most important things to consider when learning how to volunteer […]