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, […]

About Borneo Marine Conservation

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth – they occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface, yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species. As well as reef fish, there is an equally diverse array of marine crustaceans, reptiles and mammals. The importance of the coral reefEverything […]

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 […]

Borneo turtle conservation project reaches out to new islands

Imagine spending weeks on end living on a beautiful tropical beach, snorkelling by day and taking boat trips to idyllic neighbouring islands by night, whilst all the while taking part in important turtle, reef and marine conservation work with a dedicated team of like-minded people. Could it possibly get any better? Well we think it […]

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 […]

Save turtles and protect coral reefs with Globalteer

Globalteer has joined in partnership with a marine and turtle conservation project in Malaysian Borneo to offer unforgettable volunteer experiences in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Celebes Sea from just £390 or US$585 for a two week placement.The partnership is Globalteer’s first in Malaysia, and brings the number of fully-packaged, hand-picked volunteer experiences […]