Adopting Responsible Tourism

Environmental issues and climate change awareness “The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry This is a quote we should all remember when embarking on an exploration of cultural immersion and volunteering abroad. We tend to forget that our actions impact our surroundings, the ecosystems and other living things. There’s a […]

Volunteering in Peru as a Vegetarian/Vegan

A Globalteer Intern’s guide to volunteering abroad as a Vegetarian in Peru I’m a vegetarian intern here in the Globalteer office in Peru. Before coming here I thought, surely there’ll be plenty of vegetarian options, perhaps not vegan but veggies and rice must be easy to find. Most of the time it’s not too difficult, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Update

May 2022 Coronavirus Update for Volunteers. As countries around the globe begin re-opening their borders for international travel, we are more eager than ever to welcome back our volunteers and interns. However, the health and safety of our volunteers and team members are our highest priority. We fully appreciate the complications and concerns that remain […]

The Five Freedoms

What is Animal Welfare? Animal Welfare has long been discussed, defended and championed by animal lovers worldwide, but – aside from referring to the “well-being” of a non-human animal – what does it actually mean? The key ideas behind animal welfare are: The right of an animal under the care of a human, to have […]

Bridging the Education Gap

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, all over the world. But as with so many things, it has hit those already at a social disadvantage much harder than the well-off. In April and May, we made the most of easing Covid-19 restrictions to check in with the rural communities around […]

Development, COVID and Tourism in Siem Reap

COVID’s Effects on Siem Reap NGO Assistant Intern, Ruri, share his insights into how the global pandemic has effected the once lively Siem Reap: “It is difficult through words alone to capture the intensity of Siem Reap’s ‘Pub Street’ in its pre-pandemic heyday. A vibrant mass of packed restaurants, bars and clubs flank a street […]

Proving Access to Books For Children in Cambodia & Peru

Lack of access to libraries in developing countries We often take for granted the idea that libraries always existed and could be found anywhere throughout the world. However, for some countries, libraries are rarely accessible for most of the population or they don’t exist at all. This is a common problem for many children living […]