5 Sustainable Volunteer Ideas

Spending your time helping others is a great way to build relationships, increase your skill set, benefit your mental health and give back. Volunteers worldwide have put forth their time and effort to help communities in need, whether they travel somewhere else or stay in their hometowns.  There are many volunteer opportunities you can take […]

Travelling to Peru in 2021

Peru and many Latin American countries are open for travel. Our social media coordinator, Mercedes, returned to Cusco, Peru at the end of September 2021, and shares her experience to help you get ready for your travels in a pandemic aware world! Preparing for the trip “I recently returned to Peru after spending 8 months […]

7 Ways to Give Back to the World Community as a Global Citizen

As a member of the global community, perhaps you feel as though it is part of your responsibility to give back when possible. Deciding to get involved in volunteering or humanitarian work can be exciting, but not all volunteer opportunities are suitable for everyone. There are so many ways to contribute to humanitarian efforts. Maybe […]

Language & Communication While Volunteering Abroad

Understanding Language Diversity and Cross-Cultural Communication in Your Host Volunteer Country Volunteering in another country is an excellent way to experience cultures different from your own.  Staying in one place for an extended period of time will allow you to understand the people and their homeland on a much deeper level. You’ll also have many […]

AMIGO Loans Volunteer Group in Cambodia

One team, one week and hundreds of memories! “The atmosphere was great!” Group volunteering in a great way to make a difference while forming lasting bonds! Late in February, a group of 12 volunteers joined us from the UK to get involved at Helping Hands in the Siem Reap Province. AMIGO is a UK guarantor loan […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to take care of your mental health when travelling

Look after your Mental Health while Abroad! Travelling abroad and getting outside of your comfort zone allows you to grow as a person as you experience a new culture and meet new people. However, it can also bring with it a lot of stresses and unfamiliarity, which can take a toll on our physical and mental health.  

Alan’s Cultural Exchange Experience

Helping Plant Seeds for the Future. Alan, from Aberdeen, Scotland, volunteered with Globalteer at Helping Hands in Cambodia in December 2019. He stepped out of his comfort zone and experienced a fantastic cultural exchange through our volunteer program in Cambodia, which helped him grow and plant seeds for the future! Alan volunteered in Cambodia before […]