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 in one of the friendliest countries in the world!

Struggling on deciding where to travel to or which country to volunteer in? We may have the answer for you! Travel guide giant, Rough Guides, has published their top 10 friendliest countries across the world; as voted by their Facebook and Twitter followers. We’re proud to say that we have incredible projects in four of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 great volunteer projects to escape the southern winter

1. Borneo Marine and Sea Turtle ConservationVisiting Borneo between May and September, is the perfect time to experience the best weather this tropical island can offer. However, not only is it the balmiest and driest season, hitting temperatures of around 32-33 degrees a day, you’ll be scuba diving in the crystal clear waters focusing on […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ann

“A truly remarkable and unforgettable adventure”Ann is a retired teacher from the UK who volunteered at Globalteer’s Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary Project in July and August 2015.Here, she talks about her experience assisting with the project’s animal conservation and rehabilitation programme and explaining why volunteering was a special experience where she learnt a lot about some of the […]